Today’s hearing is the first of two scheduled hearings on expanding casino gaming in Illinois. Plans before lawmakers include calling for one state-owned casino in Chicago, and another would add four casinos in Chicago’s south suburbs and Vermillion, Winnebago and Lake counties, according to The State Journal-Register.
Gov. Bruce Rauner said he’s open to considering a casino in Chicago, as well as in other communities if they wanted them. Those comments from the governor came during a speech today he’s given many times, calling for lawmakers to pass his "turnaround agenda" that includes local right-to-work zones. We started by asking the governor when legislation containing his turnaround wishes might be filed with the general assembly.
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