A U.S. Supreme Court decision last year opened the door to state-authorized sports betting, and Illinois is hurrying to take advantage of it.
Chicago’s long-held desire for a city-owned casino will continue to go unrequited if an Illinois House panel’s Memorial Day vote against a massive gambling expansion package stands.
Sports gambling gets a big boost from the U.S. Supreme Court. What that could that mean for Illinois.
Federal law permits betting on sports in just a few states that had laws on the books before a federal ban in the early 1990s. But a case before the U.S. Supreme Court could change that.
What are the odds that pension reform, same-sex marriage, and gambling will be passed in the coming months? WUIS Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky looks ahead to the Springfield veto session.
Springfield is divided over pensions, concealed carry, gay marriage and more. Senate President John Cullerton gives us a glimpse of what's really happening in the State Capitol. Then, Eddie Arruza and his roundtable of reporters have analysis.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss a new Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll showing waning support for a Chicago casino, and the potential impact of slot machines at Chicago airports.
The Illinois Senate approved gambling legislation today. See how members voted in our interactive graphic.
Is a Chicago casino close to reality? Paris Schutz has the latest on that, and how the mayor and police superintendent plan to enact gun control in the absence of action from Springfield or Washington.