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Legislators race to save Balmoral, Maywood ... but clock's ticking (12/14)
South suburban lawmakers try to save horse tracks (12/14)
Legislative hearing on Balmoral Park future canceled (11/25)
Rep. Jones launches effort to keep Balmoral, Maywood open (11/10)
Bishops oppose gaming expansion proposal (6/3)
Ill. legislative session extended; gaming talks alive (6/2)
Arlington Heights mayor: Village backs gambling expansion (5/30)
Casino’s deal to buy Fairmount Park may not get out the barn (5/29)
Illinois gambling-expansion bill pushed into summer (5/28)
Massive expanded gambling plan could be part of budget fight (5/28)
Let’s be fair to Fairmount (5/17)
Gambling experts set to testify on potential Chicago casino (5/11)
Leaders, residents discuss gambling impact at Du Quoin State Fair (5/10)
Struggles persist as Illinois horse tracks push for slots (5/10)
Casino lobbyist jets stacking up over Springfield (5/8)
Gambling expansion would exclude Fairmount Park again (5/5)
The Watchdogs: Rahm Emanuel pushing to beat the odds on Chicago casino (5/3)
It's time for the state to even the odds (3/30)
Bill calls for wagering on historic horse races at tracks (3/20)
Legislature considers bill to allow wagering on historical horse races (3/19)
ADW Bill (2/26)
Slots at Fairmount? State lawmaker will try again for gaming expansion (2/24)
Ill. Gov. Rauner wants to take closer look at gaming industry (1/20)
Gambling backers renew casino push despite declines (1/20)
Editorial: As Downs takes final bets, focus must turn to future (1/15)
Quad-City Downs closing (1/9)
Chicago horse-racing track bets it can beat multimillion-dollar judgment (1/9)
Racetrack owner found liable in civil racketeering case (12/8)
Jury awards $26.3M in damages to 4 Illinois riverboat casinos in Blagojevich-linked case (12/8)
State Rep. Dwight Kay proposes "historic racing" idea to subsidize horse tracks (12/6)
ILHBPA legislative update (12/3)
'Historical racing' seen as boon for Illinois tracks (11/16)
Lawmaker pushes new gambling idea: Betting on old horse races (11/14)
Does Quinn's loss help Arlington slots odds? (11/5)
Slots at horse tracks good for state economy (10/31)
Letter to the editor: Save horse racing (10/20)
Rita weighs in on gaming status (10/13)
Quinn, Rauner open to new gambling (10/5)
Support for Fairmount Park becomes issue in legislative race (9/28)
Don’t bet on gaming expansion — yet (9/21)
Fairmount Park leaders say track needs slots to survive (9/14)
In an about face, Collinsville City Council supports slot machines at Fairmount Park (9/14)
Today’s long read (8/19)
Blagojevich "shenanigans" cited in casino case decision (8/18)
Blagojevich, state corruption feature in ruling (8/18)
Casino lawsuit tied to Blagojevich corruption trial can proceed (8/15)
Fairness for Fairmount continues fight to bring gaming to Fairmount Race Track (8/13)
Dying Illinois race tracks seek gambling expansion (8/12)
Dwight Kay: Fairmount a shell of what it was (6/22)
Slots at Fairmount (6/14)
Fairmount Park takes another run at slots (6/10)
Kadner: Casino bill’s demise a murder mystery (5/31)
Gaming expansion bill on hold, future of Fairmount Park in limbo (5/30)
Illinois lawmaker won't call gambling expansion plan for vote (5/30)
Gambling expansion dead again? Fairmount-Casino Queen dispute lingers (5/29)
Fight continues for slot machines at Fairmount Park (5/19)
Could Illinois gambling push be stalled again? (5/19)
Ex-Quinn top aide turns to lobbying (5/19)
Clock is ticking on Illinois gambling expansion plan (5/18)
City officials working for ‘Fairness for Fairmount’ (5/16)
Fairmount Park still fighting to get slot machines (5/16)
Lawmaker: Resolution needed soon on rift between Casino Queen, Fairmount Park (5/12)
Wild Conspiracy in the lead on the back stretch (5/10)
May marks the start of Arlington's meet, home stretch of spring legislative session (5/1)
Long shot for Fairmount Park? Kay says gaming bill that excludes track won't pass (4/21)
Illinois gaming plans would slice racing aid (4/16)
Fairmount Park: Why are we being singled out for no slots? (4/16)
Fairmount Park president says bill amendment could doom track (4/16)
Chicago-only casino option to face opposition (4/15)
Chicago-only casino option to face opposition (4/15)
Industry letter To Rep. Rita (3/20)
Gambling is all or nothing (3/17)
New versions of gambling expansion floated at Statehouse (3/13)
New gambling plan: Give Arlington half the slots (3/13)
Kadner: Rita says he’ll propose new gambling legislation (3/13)
Rita presents new gaming expansion outline (3/13)
Gambling expansion pits casinos against horse tracks, cities against cities (3/4)
IL gambling expansion could be boon for QC (3/3)
Cullerton wants to look at Internet gambling (2/26)
Legislative gambling hearing rescheduled (2/24)
Gambling hearing postponed due to weather (2/17)
Kadner: Casino bill hearing in Tinley Park (2/10)
Advocates for expanded Illinois gambling hopeful (2/9)
Local effects of wagering bill? (2/5)
Arlington breathes a sign of relief (1/31)
Big day for Illinois horse racing! (1/30)
Governor signs advanced deposit wagering bill (1/29)
Quinn signs bill to save Arlington season (1/29)
ADW contract renewal passes Illinois Legislature (1/29)
Illinois extends account-wagering into 2017 (1/29)
Illinois reauthorizes ADW at last minute (1/29)
Legislature extends online wagering; Fairmount to host 52-race season (1/29)
Illinois lawmakers extend online betting law (1/29)
Illinois lawmakers save 2014 horse racing season (1/29)
Statement from Arlington International Racecourse on passage of ADW extention (1/29)
Illinois lawmakers vote to extend ADW (1/29)
Gambling hearing casts expansion as Fairmount vs. Casino Queen (1/29)
Editorial: Act now to give horse racing some breathing room (1/28)
Gambling expansion forum generates little compromise (1/28)
Hearing on proposed Illinois gambling expansion draws 250 in ESL (1/28)
Illinois horse racing industry anxious over online betting deal (1/28)
Legislators could put the breaks on racing at Fairmount Park (1/28)
Lawmakers to influence length of Fairmount Park's season this week (1/27)
Wednesday could be make or break day for Illinois horse racing (1/27)
Horse racing season could hinge on bill action at Statehouse this week (1/25)
Photo finish ahead for Illinois horse racing's 2014 season (1/24)
GOP governor candidates debate gaming expansion (1/24)
Arlington season's fate rests with lawmakers (1/24)
Gaming bill still alive? (1/24)
Hearing scheduled on expanded Illinois gambling (1/23)
One last hope to salvage Illinois 2014 season (12/17)
Pension vote done; gambling next? (12/14)
Lawmakers take no action on horse wagering (12/3)
No legislative action on Illinois ADW bill (12/3)
Lawmakers don't take up horse racing bill (12/3)
Illinois legislature fails to take up racetrack funding bill (12/3)
Death knell for Illinois horsemen (12/3)
Statement from Arlington International Racecourse on ADW legislation not called for vote (12/3)
Could 2014 be the year for slots at the tracks in Illinois? (12/3)
Our Opinion: Rejuvenate horse-racing industry in Illinois (11/24)
Deal reached to save Illinois' 2014 horse racing season (11/20)
Agreement reached with stakeholders on advance deposit wagering (11/20)
ADW extension agreement reached in Illinois (11/20)
Illinois racetracks, horsemen reach account-wagering agreement (11/20)
Horse racing industry gets 'critical' extension from state (11/20)
Statement from Arlington International Racecourse on ADW agreement (11/20)
Statement from ITHA on ADW agreement (11/19)
Illinois horsemen, tracks reach ADW accord (11/19)
Jobs will be lost with no year-round racing (11/19)
If lawmakers don’t act on extension of advance wagering, horse racing slate may shrink (11/16)
Effort to save Arlington season enters home stretch (11/10)
Horsemen still watching gaming bill (11/10)
No ADW resolution in Illinois legislative session (11/8)
Horsemen left out of legislative session (11/8)
Illinois legislature takes no action to address funding for 2014 racing (11/7)
Arlington International Racecourse statement on ADW (11/7)
Letter: Illinois needs gambling expansion (10/28)
Lawmakers gamble on horse racing (10/27)
Illinois horsemen hoping for legislative help on slots, ADW (10/27)
Is the Illinois horse racing industry nearly finished? (10/23)
Arlington racecourse, horsemen at odds over online betting (10/22)
Illinois horse tracks gear up for veto session (10/20)
Ill. horse racing could be hobbled if law not renewed (10/20)
Horse racing in Illinois facing another hurdle (10/18)
Kadner: Rita calls hearing on gambling bill (10/17)
Racing board wants state to pony up big bucks (9/25)
Clock ticks on online horse betting (9/25)
Key ruling against casinos in Blago-linked case (8/21)
Illinois tracks officially get casino money (6/25)
Arlington Heights commits potential slots revenue to affordable housing (6/12)
Illinois makes ADW legal again (6/7)
TwinSpires accepting wagers from Illinois residents (6/7)
Track officials still hold out hope for slots (6/6)
Illinois gaming expansion comes up short (6/1)
Illinois legislature votes to renew account-wagering licenses (5/31)
Gambling expansion bill dead for spring session (5/31)
Illinois lawmakers adjourn with no action on slots at tracks (5/31)
Sponsor: Gambling expansion won't be called (5/31)
Robert Rita says Gaming Bill dead for this session (5/31)
Illinois horsemen pressing for slots at tracks, ADW extension (5/31)
New life for Chicago casino deal (5/30)
Odds falling on casino expansion (5/30)
Clock ticking for Churchill on Illinois slots bill too (5/28)
Racing issues on Illinois legislature agenda (5/28)
Tax hangup stalls bill to expand gambling (5/27)
Illinois House re-authorizes online horse betting (5/26)
Online horse betting plan runs down backstretch (5/26)
Illinois House OKs internet horse betting (5/26)
Lawmakers move to allow betting on horses online (5/23)
Horsemen’s costs skyrocket as prize money plummets (5/22)
Lang withdraws from gaming bill sponsorship (5/21)
First step toward cutbacks in Illinois racing (5/21)
Racing board optimistic about gambling expansion in state (5/21)
Illinois gaming bill is good for business (5/21)
Quinn: pension reform before gambling expansion (5/20)
Arlington Park lobbies fans to support gambling bill (5/20)
Internet gaming plan has returned, with no benefit for horse racing (5/16)
Chicagoland Chamber emphasizes strong support for gaming expansion legislation (5/15)
Changes coming to Illinois gambling plan (5/15)
Illinois horse tracks push for promised funds (5/14)
This time Gov. Pat Quinn - this time surely? (5/6)
Quinn wants to fine-tune gambling expansion bill (5/3)
Illinois Senate passes gaming expansion bill (5/2)
Illinois Senate passes bill allowing slots at tracks (5/2)
Editorial: A better gaming bill (5/2)
Renewed gambling expansion push picks up steam (5/1)
Senate approves refined gambling expansion bill (5/1)
Senate OK’s big gambling plan (5/1)
Illinois Senate passes gaming bill 32-20 (5/1)
IL racing threatened by legislative stalling (4/30)
Editorial: State still breaking promises to horse racing (4/29)
Audit: Racing industry waiting for millions from state (4/25)
Report: Internet gaming out (4/24)
Churchill Downs' Arlington Park jeopardizing Illinois gaming expansion (4/22)
Horsemen want a share of any Internet gambling money (4/16)
Gov. Jim Edgar: “ITHA has done a great job” (4/16)
Tracks and ADW providers must share internet gaming revenue (4/12)
Stop shorting purses (4/11)
Link spars with top gambling regulator (4/10)
Horsemen uniting to protect purses (4/9)
A new gaming bill and a new problem (4/9)
Online play a wild card in Illinois gambling debate (3/18)
New gaming legislation will create jobs and revenue (3/11)
Gaming Update (3/7)
Ill. Gov. Quinn calls for gaming expansion (3/7)
Gaming on the move (3/7)
Senate committee OKs gambling expansion, 5 new casinos (3/6)
Quinn vetoes plan that would have put slots at Arlington Park (3/4)
Mayoral candidates discuss slots at Arlington Park (1/31)
Racetrack casinos in Illinois long overdue (1/31)
Online horse race wagering halted pending new legislation (1/30)
New casino games (1/14)
#IllinoisFail: Online horse race betting is again illegal in Illinois (1/11)
Illinois Racing Board refuses ADW licenses; online bets 'illegal' (1/11)
Legislature adjourns without addressing account wagering bills (1/9)
ADW companies stop taking wagers in Illinois (1/9)
ILHBPA legislative bulletin (1/9)
Dormant gambling package with Chicago casino quietly sent to Quinn (1/8)
Quinn gets another gambling expansion bill (1/8)
97th General Assembly lame duck session update (1/7)
Senator Terry Link: No last-minute gambling expansion (1/3)
Projections: Casino industry, not Illinois, wins if gambling grows (12/27)
Quinn-Emanuel casino deal still on the table (12/1)
Deal close for Illinois gaming expansion? (11/30)
Quinn gambling veto stands (11/30)
Veto session half over (11/30)
Springfield update (11/27)
Horse industry and Illinois economy need SB 1849 (11/27)
Illinois lawmakers in veto session today; may fight for `slots at tracks' (11/27)
Slot machines at horse tracks necessary to preserve business (11/27)
Another problem for horse racing: fewer foals (11/26)
Horsemen banking on slot machines to stay afloat (11/21)
Letter: Senate Bill 1849 could save Illinois horse industry (11/21)
Illinois racing industry must stay united (11/15)
Another push for Illinois gaming expansion (11/14)
ITHA legislative update (11/13)
Lame duck legislature could hatch gambling, pension deals (11/12)
Murphy, Page differ on gambling, slots for Arlington Park (10/26)
The gambling campaign (10/24)
Gambling interests send lawmakers campaign cash (10/22)
Video gaming up in air (10/17)
Casino support fades among public, Tribune/WGN-TV poll finds (10/14)
Horse racing industry has eyes on Springfield (10/5)
Harness industry doubts override is coming (10/5)
Gambling bill still on table: Quinn (9/21)
Status report on Illinois gaming expansion (9/19)
2012 Gaming Legislation FAQ (9/19)
The dog that didn’t bark (9/4)
Mulder: Quinn's veto will hurt Arlington Park (8/31)
Horsemen: Time to be depressed is over! (8/29)
Would slots actually be good for horse racing? (8/29)
ITHA response to SB1849 veto (8/29)
Quinn kills measure to expand Illinois gambling (8/29)
Quinn’s gambling bill kill bad news for horse racing (8/28)
IL horsemen react to veto of gaming bill (8/28)
Quinn confident gambling expansion veto will stand (8/28)
Mayor clearly upset with Quinn's gambling veto (8/28)
Emanuel to ‘work relentlessly’ to pass Chicago casino bill (8/28)
Illinois governor vetoes expanded gambling (8/28)
Churchill Downs' hopes for slots at Chicago-area track vetoed by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (8/28)
Gov. Quinn rejects plan to expand Ill. gambling (8/28)
Illinois governor vetoes racetrack slots bill (8/28)
Illinois governor vetoes gambling expansion (8/28)
Gov. Quinn rejects plan to expand Ill. gambling (8/28)
Quinn vetoes gambling expansion (8/28)
Governor vetos gaming bill (8/28)
Quinn vetoes gaming bill (8/28)
Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of gambling expansion — bet on it (8/28)
Governor has till Tuesday to act on gaming expansion bill (8/27)
Quinn on gambling: 'I'll tell you tomorrow' (8/27)
Quinn to announce decision on gambling expansion (8/25)
Chicago mayor confident of slots compromise (8/24)
Gaming bill decision (8/23)
Quinn to wait a few more days? (8/23)
Governor’s Brunch and State Fair (8/15)
Madigan: No override if Quinn vetoes slots at Arlington, more casinos (8/15)
Racetracks offer lessons casinos can't match (8/3)
Arlington Heights eyes revenue increase from slots at racetrack (7/24)
What are Quinn's options on gambling? (7/23)
She credits a horse for Thoroughbred love (7/21)
We need your help to pass gambling expansion legislation (7/13)
Gambling expansion bill on Quinn's desk (7/5)
Quinn faces deadline on gambling expansion (7/2)
Call/write Governor now (6/29)
Editorial: Fearing the suburbs video gambling gold rush (6/24)
Gaming expansion bill has very realistic chance to be signed (6/18)
Local lawmakers learn particulars of harness racing (6/11)
Slots at Illinois racetracks? Don't bet on it (6/11)
Gaming supporters try to avoid Illinois legislative deja vu (6/11)
Bill For new casinos soon to land on Quinn's desk (6/11)
Slots at horse tracks? Casinos hope not (6/9)
Latest on IL gambling expansion and pension reform (6/7)
Churchill preparing for slots at Arlington, but … (6/7)
Is Governor Quinn really going to kill gambling bill? (6/6)
Voice of The Southern: Horse industry needs gambling expansion bill (6/6)
Quinn should veto gambling expansion (6/5)
Our View: Hold your nose, governor, and sign gambling bill (6/4)
Des Plaines says it will fight gambling expansion (6/4)
Arlington Park Racecourse LLC v. Illinois Racing Board (6/4)
How your legislators voted (6/2)
Quinn suggests he won’t sign gambling expansion (6/2)
Get gaming bill right (6/1)
Arlington would keep slots, grandstand separate (6/1)
What's next for gambling expansion? (6/1)
Slots bill passes Illinois legislature, on to governor (6/1)
Ill. Gov. Quinn won't say if he'll veto slots-at-tracks bill (6/1)
Illinois horsemen nearer to the finish line (6/1)
Senate OKs more gambling, but Quinn likely roadblock (6/1)
Slots at tracks bill passes (6/1)
Racetrack slots approved by Ill. Assembly (6/1)
Senate opens way for Chicago casino (6/1)
Slot bill passes - Goes to Governor (6/1)
Official statement from the Illinois Revenue and Jobs Alliance (5/31)
Gambling expansion bill goes to Quinn (5/31)
New casinos, slot machines at horse tracks passes Illinois Senate, goes to governor (5/31)
Bill allowing casino expansion, slots at horse tracks goes to Quinn (5/31)
Illinois lawmakers approve major gambling expansion (5/31)
Senate OKs Danville casino; Quinn opposes bill (5/31)
Illinois pension reform shelved for now; gambling expansion still on the table (5/31)
Link: Vote today on new casinos, slots at track (5/31)
Today’s the day (5/31)
SB 1849: A revenue and jobs solution (5/31)
Keith Gisser: Positive gaming developments in Ohio and Illinois (5/30)
SB 1849: A revenue and jobs solution (5/29)
Illinois might have a gambler shortage soon (5/29)
Three days left! (5/28)
IL Senate meets on Memorial Day (5/28)
Point: Gambling expansion bill is based on ‘supply and demand’ (5/28)
Two gaming bills - Optimism and concern (5/26)
Editorial: Put the skids on massive gambling expansion (5/25)
Final days (5/25)
Gaming bill in Senate (5/25)
Casino expansion looks more like sure bet (5/24)
Gambling proponents looking for votes to override Quinn (5/24)
Quinn rips gambling bill (5/24)
Illinois House passes gambling bill with more casinos, slots at racetracks (5/24)
This one might just break the mold (5/24)
Illinois House again OKs racetrack slots (5/24)
ILHBPA gaming update (5/24)
Ill. House gambles Quinn will go for casino money (5/23)
Illinois House approves major gambling expansion (5/23)
House passes bill allowing Chicago casino — but vote not veto-proof (5/23)
Illinois House approves casino expansion, slots at horse-racing tracks (5/23)
Rep. Bill Black on passage of SB 1849 (5/23)
Illinois House approves slots at tracks, major gambling expansion (5/23)
House approves huge gambling plan (5/23)
John Kindt: State’s best bet would be to phase out gambling (5/23)
Get Illinois working again (5/23)
Ill. horse racing industry pushes slot machines, casinos (5/22)
Gambling expansion bill still in play in Springfield (5/22)
QC Downs to re-open? (5/21)
Illinois legislation creating ‘racinos’ boosts horsemen’s hope (5/21)
Our Opinion: More gambling a bad bet (5/20)
Gambling expansion expected to get another look in legislature (5/18)
Jobs Jobs Jobs (5/18)
Slots at tracks a possibility? Maybe (5/18)
Link: Gambling plan should have slots at Arlington Park (5/17)
Illinois may still bet on slot machines at horse tracks (5/17)
The single largest jobs plan… (5/17)
Springfield visit / ADW update / Meeting with governor (5/17)
ILHBPA legislative update (5/17)
Generating revenue with SB 1849 (5/16)
Lawmakers: Gambling expansion will pass this week (5/16)
Slots coming to Illinois horse tracks and a lot more (5/16)
Organized labor to Springfield leaders: Pass gaming solution (5/8)
Slots at Arlington gets labor backing (5/7)
Labor to Springfield: Time for new casino dollars is now (5/7)
Derby belies racing’s reality (5/5)
Illinois vote on expanded gaming expected soon (5/4)
Collinsville eyes possible gambling expansion (5/3)
Arlington Park's future still in Gov's hands (4/30)
Should racetracks be allowed to add slots? [SURVEY] (4/25)
Quinn: Gambling not a priority right now (4/24)
New poll: Illinoisans overwhelmingly support gaming solution (4/24)
Report: Gaming expansion would bring Illinois millions of dollars, thousands of jobs (4/23)
We need your help to pass gambling expansion legislation (4/20)
Gambling expansion bill likely to resurface in Springfield this May (4/18)
And they’re off!…Another attempt to install slots at Illinois racetracks (4/18)
Another push for more casinos in Illinois (4/17)
Group releases study to back slots at tracks (4/16)
Gambling expansion could be back on the table in Springfield (4/16)
Casino talks expected to resume as legislators return (4/14)
Gambling options remain up in air in legislature (4/6)
Cullerton: Abandon slots at tracks? (4/3)
Our View: Horse racing deal key to Rockford casino’s future (4/3)
Chuck Sweeny: Senate's Cullerton says workable casino deal in works (4/2)
Status of ADW law (3/19)
Arlington Park sees more declines in attendance, bets (3/14)
Q&A in 102nd District (3/10)
84th House candidates split on gambling expansion (3/2)
Gambling divides Nybo, Dillard (2/28)
Illinois might revive plan for gambling expansion (2/26)
Could gambling plan get boost because of budget woes? (2/24)
Gambling absent from budget day (2/22)
Gambling expansion: Good for Las Vegas and La Villita (2/20)
Hawthorne owners: No slots could doom track (2/17)
Important message to horsemen (2/16)
Slots-at-tracks update (2/16)
Senator Sullivan Hawthorne Race Day (2/16)
Lawmaker: Online gambling could break gaming bill logjam (2/1)
Pankau, Ramey split over gambling (1/31)
Hays: Online gaming could help pass gambling expansion in state (1/25)
Speaker not optimistic about casino expansion this year (1/24)
Illinois: Slots at racetracks still the 'hangup' on gambling bill (1/23)
Racetrack slots continue to stall new gambling bill (1/20)
Could Arlington Park get cash from casinos instead of slots? (1/20)
Teamwork propels a plan to expand gambling (1/19)
Rivers Casino buoys state tax take — but for how long? (1/9)
Quinn optimistic about odds for Chicago casino agreement this year (1/6)
Beloit's casino plan raises casino stakes for Rockford (1/5)
Cullerton: Trying for gambling expansion again (1/3)


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