Illinois lawmakers have re-opened talks on a bill to expand gambling, but many of the concerns from earlier proposals remain. The House Executive Committee held a hearing yesterday on a measure to add five casinos and allow slot machines at major airports.
The sponsor of legislation to add five new casinos in Illinois says Gov. Pat Quinn has been unwilling to negotiate a compromise. But he remains hopeful one can be reached. Democrat Rep. Lou Lang says he questions whether Quinn wants a deal before the end of the legislative session. Quinn has not met with either of the bill’s sponsors.