Another year, another try for more casinos
Some state lawmakers are betting that Gov. Pat Quinn is more likely to approve casino expansion now that a pension reform bill has been passed.
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#1 Jan 26, 2014
Municipalities don't want the casinos in the south suburbs and all of the problems that come with them. No doubt Mike will try and slap a few people around to do his bidding and all of the money that's sloshing around.
#2 Jan 27, 2014
Morons running Illinois and Chicago do not understand that casinos will not fix the money deficit or short fall in the state or city.
What the city and the state need is a governor like Gov walker in Wisconsin.
A man willing to cut spending reduce the size and cost of state city government reduce cost and waste in unions.
Walker now has a revenue surplus which he is returning to the tax payers of Wisconsin.
when is the last time Illinois or Chicago had a revenue surplus? ever receive a return in tax money from Chicago or Illinois?.
you can stop laughing now!
Perhaps your electing the wrong party and the wrong managers of the state and city.
#3 Jan 27, 2014
Eloquently said! Now how can we convince the brainwashed voters to see the light?
#4 Jan 27, 2014
Probe opponents to gambling regulation
The Editors needs to start shining the spotlight on the purveyors of corruption in this state. And it needs to start investigating if in fact the state has an attorney general.
The lead editorial, "Fill the video gambling licensing gap," was an incomplete opinion ... in my opinion. The "leader" of the legislative committee that unanimously voted against the Illinois Gaming Board's recommendation to reign in unscrupulous middlemen involved with video gaming was none other than Rep. Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie. Rep. Lang and his partner on the state senate side, Terry Link have their fingerprints on every piece of legislation meant to foster an almost lawless expansion of gambling in this state.
Does anyone recall the last gaming bill that Gov. Quinn had the good sense to veto? Lang and Link both wanted the gaming board abolished. Abolished! It is the one governmental oversight body that has actually done an effective job in keeping gaming legitimate and above reproach.
Lou Lang's committee voted down tightening the restrictions on middlemen involvement in video gaming because one of those unscrupulous business people from Louisiana, a big campaign contributor to Rep. Lang, would have been impacted the most.
Lets mention names. Point fingers. And please send out your best investigative reporters to find Lisa Madigan, our supposed attorney general for this state.
Does she ever find anything that takes place in Springfield mildly interesting or worth a "look, see"?
#5 Jan 27, 2014
More Connect the elected leaders and
Connect the campaign donations.
Where there is money they will follow.
Follow the MONEY!
See WHERE it LEADS!
And WHO it LEADS TO!
#6 Jan 28, 2014
Looks like Bobby Rita has been selected to carry the ball, since he has no conflicts! That is, no conflicts that have been discovered yet!
#7 Jan 28, 2014
This state is garbage because of the career morons in charge we must hang them all for treason or send em to be with Blagojevich
#8 Jan 28, 2014
Doesn't "Calumet Township" Supervisor = "CONFLICT"?
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