Gambling vs. Governor: Deja Vu in Illinois
CHICAGO, IL - A determined push for Illinois to get new casinos and race-track slot machines with an equally determined governor standing in the way?
Yes, Illinois has been here before.
Illinois' consideration of expanded gambling is stuck in the same place it was a year ago. Lawmakers again approved a bill for five new casinos during the final days of their spring session.
But it's possible Illinois may avoid a complete legislative déjà vu.
Lawmakers have decided not to take the unusual step of keeping the bill away from Gov. Pat Quinn to prevent him from vetoing it. He'll likely get the bill by the end of June and gambling proponents say they are anxious to work with him to find a compromise on his concerns about ethics and the race-track slots.