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July 30, 2014, 2:15 pm
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Gambling, Same-Sex Marriage Bills ApparentlyDead For This Session


Some of the major items on the legislature's to-do list apparently won't get done this session.  Rep. Robert Rita, sponsor of a gambling expansion bill, says he will not call it for a vote, dashing the hopes of Chicago city officials who had hoped to win authorization for the city's first casino.

 

And reports from the Capitol Friday night indicated that the same-sex marriage bill also would not be called for a vote.  The bill cleared the Senate earlier this year, but languished just short of the 60 votes it needed for final passage in the House.

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