A major expansion of gaming in Illinois, including slot machines for tracks, was sidetracked again as lawmakers deadlocked on several key issues in the final day of their spring session.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he is confident a compromise can be reached on Illinois gaming expansion, including slot machines for racetracks.
The Illinois General Assembly has given final approval to legislation that would allow slot machines at racetracks as part of a major gaming expansion.
Although Gov. Gov. Pat Quinn has said there will be no slots at tracks on his watch, there may yet be a way forward for racetracks as part of gaming expansion in Illinois.
The Illinois General Assembly abruptly adjourned May 7 without acting on a proposal to allow slot machines at the state's race tracks.
Legislation to expand gaming in Illinois remains alive as the legislature nears the scheduled adjournment date for its spring session. House Speaker Michael Madigan upped the ante by announcing Wednesday, May 24, that House Democrats see gaming as the most attractive source of new revenue for the state.
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