The Veto Session is November 27-29, December 4-6, and possibly January 2-9, 2013. Governor Patrick Quinn (D-Chicago) told the Associated Press he believes a compromise on gambling is in the offing. State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie), sponsor of the massive gambling expansion bill (SB 1849) said House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) has orchestrated discussions designed to lead to a deal.
According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, an override would have to start in the Illinois Senate, where SB 1849 received the minimum number of votes (30) for passage. Sponsors of the massive gambling expansion bill (SB 1849) …
Governor Patrick Quinn must decide if he will veto the massive gambling bill SB 1849 today or tomorrow. This bill, sponsored by State Senator Terry Link (D-Lincolnshire) and State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie), would authorize five new casinos in Illinois. These casinos would be located in the cities of Chicago, Rockford, Danville, Park City, and one in the southern suburbs of Chicago. It would also add video slot machines at the existing six horse race tracks, bringing the total number of casino-like establishments in Illinois to twenty-one.
The Chicago casino would have 4,000 gambling positions, over twice as many as …
SB 1849, the massive gambling expansion bill, barely passed the Illinois Senate tonight by a vote of 30-26 with three voting present -- just an hour and half before the official end of the Spring Session. This vote, however, falls short of the 36 votes needed to over-ride a potential (and anticipated) veto by Governor Patrick Quinn.
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