Casinos http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 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