gambling expansion http://peoriapublicradio.org en Gambling expansion hearing brings up same concerns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gambling-expansion-hearing-brings-same-concerns <div>An Illinois legislator is trying to re-start negotiations over a big expansion of gambling.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Talks broke down in May, and Democratic state Representative Bob Rita, from Blue Island, says nothing has happened since then.</span></div><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:24:18 +0000 Brian Mackey 13877 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gambling expansion hearing brings up same concerns Gambling expansion proposal still being negotiated http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gambling-expansion-proposal-still-being-negotiated <p></p><p></p><div>Supporters of gambling expansion in Illinois are scrambling to negotiate the bill in Springfield. A plan to add five casinos in Illinois, including one in Chicago, is still being negotiated as state legislators are scheduled to end their session on Friday.</div><div> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:53:37 +0000 Denise Molina & Tony Arnold 6418 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gambling expansion proposal still being negotiated Lawmakers have a lot of work to do before legislative session wraps up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-have-lot-work-do-legislative-session-wraps <p></p><div><div>There are five days left in the Illinois General Assembly's spring session. &nbsp;And as IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports legislators have a lot of work ahead of them.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Typically, fighting over the budget carries into the waning hours of a legislative session.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But Democrats, who have enough seats to pass a spending plan without any Republican votes, say they've already reached a deal.</span></div><div> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:46:54 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 6279 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers have a lot of work to do before legislative session wraps up