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Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn today vetoed a major gambling expansion plan that would have allowed five new casinos, including one in Chicago. The move sets the stage for a potential showdown with lawmakers following the Nov. 6 election, when supporters of the bill...
Clout StreetPolice soon will be required to notify crime victims of their rights within 48 hours under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday. Surrounded by children attending a day camp at St. John Bible Church in the Austin neighborhood, a center of gang-...
When lawmakers fled Springfield on May 31 without fixing the state's pension crisis, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would bring them back "as soon as possible" to vote on a solution. One week. Two weeks. Three weeks. Four weeks and counting. The leaders are...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate tonight sent Gov. Pat Quinn a major gambling expansion that would bring Mayor Rahm Emanuel his Chicago casino and slot machines at horse racing tracks. The governor had urged lawmakers to focus on pension reform...
— State lawmakers spent the final day of the spring session failing to act on the crucial issue of pension reform, instead approving a major gambling expansion that wasn't at the top of the agenda. The turn of events dealt a significant blow to...
Tags: Finance, Politics, Rahm Emanuel, Government, Interior Policy
Chicago TribuneRecordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband. After quarreling with her husband and...
Change of SubjectWhere do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
TribLocal - Gurnee ╗ NewsFearing the Kiley Developmental Center could be the next state-run facility closed by Gov. Pat Quinn, families of residents at the center met with Lake …...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack. Quinn also expressed deep reservationsá about putting slot machines at...
Tags: Rick Perry, Politics, Barack Obama, Illinois State Fair, Texas
A little-known hamlet of mobile homes tucked away in Lake County seems an unlikely location for a bustling new casino, one piece in a massive gambling expansion approved by Illinois lawmakers. Park City has just about 7,500 residents, virtually no...
About 400 pools statewide are in danger of closing this weekend because they do not have legally mandated drains designed to keep swimmers from getting trapped, regulators warned Tuesday. Some schools, park districts, hotels, and condo and apartment...
Clout StreetIllinois Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday night that he’s “disappointed” in Gov. Pat Quinn’s rejection of a plan to put slot machines at horse-race tracks in exchange for expanding casino gambling to Chicago. The...
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