Cubs Game Day: Ricketts not worried about Cubs

June 1, 2011 – The Chicago Cubs end their homestand Wednesday with the…with the media before Wednesday’s game, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts was asked what…of injuries. We’ll be fine.” The Cubs got off to a good start Wednesday with…



Now it’s Quinn’s move on casino

‎Chicago Tribune – John ChaseJoseph Ryan – 16 hours ago 

The Chicago casino could have as many as 4000 video poker machines, slots and table games between the new casino and O’Hare and Midway airports. …



Quinn calls gambling plan “excessive”
By Mike Riopell State Government Writer – 06/01/11

Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday cast serious doubts over the future of a huge gambling plan, saying a plan for five new casinos and slot machines at Arlington Park is “not what the people want.”



Des Plaines would win some, lose plenty with gambling expansion
By Madhu Krishnamurthy – 06/01/11

If Governor Pat Quinn signs the gambling expansion legislation on his desk, Des Plaines will get some relief in what the city owes the state, which would go down from $300 million to $180 million over 30 years. City leaders say they want more…




Quinn: Gambling expansion plan ‘excessive’

Gov. Pat Quinn says legislation allowing five new casinos in Illinois is “excessive” and “top heavy.” But the Chicago Democrat stopped short of saying he …



Legislature approves gambling expansion; could cost Joliet $6 million a year

JOLIET — The city of Joliet expects to lose as much as $6 million a year in gaming taxes if all the casinos in the …




Park City casino clears Senate vote

 With Waukegan state Sen. Terry Link saying Illinois needs to stop losing gamblers to Wisconsin and his Chicago counterparts saying the same about northwest Indiana, …




Quinn calls gambling expansion plan ‘excessive,’ ‘top heavy’

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Quinn signaled potentially serious trouble for a Chicago casino Wednesday. While he stopped short of saying he would outright veto the legislation …




Des Plaines looks for sweeter deals if gaming expansion approved

TribLocal – Jennifer Delgado – ‎3 hours ago‎

If Quinn signs the bill into law, the Des Plaines-based casino would essentially be surrounded by gambling locations — from a Chicago casino, slots at O’Hare, as well as Arlington and Maywood parks, and the already established Grand Victoria Casino in …




Ill. Senate approves gambling expansion

Forbes – John O’Connor, Deanna Bellandi – ‎4 hours ago‎

By JOHN O’CONNOR , 06.01.11, 11:02 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate narrowly approved a sprawling new system of legalized gambling Tuesday, sending to Gov. Pat Quinn a proposal that could triple the number of wagering slots in the state. …



Quinn: Gambling Bill Excessive 

Chicago New Cooperative, NY Times

Gov. Pat Quinn hinted Wednesday he will alter the “excessive” gambling bill that allows for a casino in Chicago and four other towns, but he remained coy about how he might use his veto pen. https:/// 


Casino expansion in Quinn’s hands 

Chicago New Cooperative, NY Times 

As one of its final acts, the Illinois Senate sent to Gov. Pat Quinn a gambling bill Tuesday evening that would add five new casinos statewide, including a super-sized facility in Chicago. The House and Senate also sent Quinn a scaled-down state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The two chambers shaved



Senate OKs casino for Chicago, slot machines at airports, racetracks

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate Tuesday narrowly passed and sent to Gov. Pat Quinn legislation that would authorize a casino for Chicago, put slot machines …