Des Plaines continues fight against gambling expansion

TribLocal – Jennifer Delgado – ‎21 hours ago‎ 

Des Plaines leaders are lobbying hard downstate against a casino expansion bill they believe would threaten the soon-t0-open Rivers Casino, saying the measure has not been thought out and will 



Des Plaines Mayor, Lobbyists Mount Full Court Press To Defeat Gaming Expansion … 

Journal & Topics Newspapers Online – ‎May 30, 2011‎ 

A charged up Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan headed for Springfield this afternoon (Monday) to participate in an intense lobbying effort to defeat a proposed gambling expansion bill that if approved could cost the city millions of dollars




Illinois – Casino Bill Goes to Governor

Mr. Quinn, a Democrat, has said he is open to a casino in Chicago but opposes four others. “I will never support that,” he has said. 



 Casino bill goes to Quinn 

May 31, 2011 

…especially at the upper end. For casinos that rake in more than $350…who said he opposed a Chicago casino because it would directly compete with his $445 million casino set to open in July in Des Plaines. Bluhm said he changed his…



 Lawmakers send Lake casino, track slots legislation to Quinn
By Mike Riopell | State Government Writer – 05/31/11

The suburbs’ future as a major gambling hub in the state and region now rests in the hands of Gov. Pat Quinn, who will determine the fate of legislation to allow 1,200 slot machines at Arlington Park and a new casino in Lake County



Editorial: Hold your nose, Gov, but sign casino bill

Chicago could soon be in the casino business, now that the Illinois General Assembly has approved a major expansion of legalized gambling in Illinois.


Four possible Chicago casino sites

Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen. Where do you want a new Chicago casino? The question assumes, of course, that you want a casino at…



Cubs fans not balking at high ticket prices

Medill Reports: Chicago – David Cassilo – ‎16 hours ago‎

Despite paying the highest ticket price in the National League, Cubs fans pack the park at 35063 fans per game. by David Cassilo At an average price of $46.90, Chicago Cubs tickets are the most expensive in the National League, according to April 



Cubs Game Summary:

·        May 31st- Cubs lost 7-3 to Astros

·        Soriano on 15-day DL with quad strain

·        Cubs will have 6 healthy starting pitchers by Monday in Cincinatti