Gambling http://peoriapublicradio.org en Lawmaker has new state gambling expansion idea http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-has-new-state-gambling-expansion-idea <div>The logjam on gambling expansion in Illinois has gone on for years. &nbsp;Now, a state legislator leading the negotiations says he's got a new, two-pronged approach. &nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:37:22 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20222 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmaker has new state gambling expansion idea Il lawmakers prevent cuts in horse-racing industry http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmakers-prevent-cuts-horse-racing-industry <div>Last-minute action by Illinois lawmakers will prevent cuts in the horse-racing industry.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tracks had been threatening to slash the number of race days unless Illinois </span>reauthorized<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> "advanced deposit wagering" -- basically a form of online betting.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:27:20 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 18257 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il lawmakers prevent cuts in horse-racing industry New talks on gambling expansion kick off Tuesday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-talks-gambling-expansion-kick-tuesday <p>An Illinois lawmaker is attempting to revive talks over a massive expansion of gambling in the state. The effort begins Tuesday at a casino in East St. Louis.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:13:16 +0000 Brian Mackey 18135 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New talks on gambling expansion kick off Tuesday Quinn reviewing airport gaming measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-reviewing-airport-gaming-measure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he’ll be reviewing a new gambling expansion bill that passed the state senate this week. In particular the part about adding slot machines to Chicago’s airports. </span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tony Arnold reports.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Fri, 03 May 2013 21:07:09 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 5045 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn reviewing airport gaming measure IL Senate approves gambling expansion http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-approves-gambling-expansion <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Senate has once again approved an expansion of gambling. But it remains to be seen whether Governor Pat Quinn will go along with the plan. IPR's Brian Mackey has more.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 22:26:22 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4922 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Senate approves gambling expansion Quinn vetoes gambling bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-vetoes-gambling-bill <p>Legislation to expand gambling the General Assembly approved nearly two years ago is finally dead. As IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports, Governor Pat Quinn vetoed a measure that would have given Illinois five new casinos.</p><p>When Governor Quinn gives his annual budget address later this week, he's expected to highlight Illinois' plethora financial problems. Which is what frustrates supporters of gambling expansion, who say more casinos would be like hitting the jackpot.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:57:41 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1912 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn vetoes gambling bill