Peoria Public Radio Staff
Fri May 3, 2013
Quinn reviewing airport gaming measure
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. IPR’s Tony Arnold reports.
Governor Quinn has vetoed two plans to expand gambling in recent years that would’ve added casinos around Illinois including one in Chicago.
One of those failed bills included a measure that allowed O’Hare International and Midway Airports to install slots.
Quinn has been critical of slots at airports before And that component is back in the latest version.
LANG: The governor’s point of view on this is very critical to making it happen.
That’s State Representative Lou Lang - who’s supporting the bill in the House of Representatives.
Lang says the whole concept of adding slots at O’Hare and Midway is still up in the air.
LANG: I am not in any way wedded to it.
Lang says it’s still being negotiated.