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Legislation - 2011

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Haves and have-nots (12/19)
State legislators accomplish little once again (12/9)
Topinka: Find a “real” revenue source for tax cut plan (12/1)
Link: Wait until next year on gaming bill (11/30)
Gambling bill put on hold again (11/29)
We’ve seen this problem before (11/28)
Pulse: Gaming back in Springfield again (11/27)
Letters: State needs slots at tracks (11/27)
Jockeys’ Guild asks governor, legislature to ‘save horse racing in Illinois’ (11/23)
Letter from Jockeys' Guild to the governor and Illinois legislators (11/23)
Illinois gambling market not saturated according to report (11/23)
A racetrack deal? (11/23)
Quinn says no negotiating over slots at race tracks (11/22)
Quinn report doubts hefty gambling revenues (11/21)
Quinn report says 'racinos' would cut state's gambling income (11/21)
The casino roadblock (11/20)
In defense of slots at the racetracks (11/18)
Quinn wants lawmakers back to work on gambling (11/17)
Decades old gaming debate rages (11/16)
Still no slots at Illinois racetracks (11/14)
Failing gambling proposals: An annual rite of Springfield (11/14)
Quinn: Ill. gambling deal can't be done without me (11/14)
FOX Chicago Sunday Reporter's Notebook: Gambling expansion in Illinois (11/10)
Illinois lawmakers delay gambling decision, will return Nov. 29 (11/10)
Casino bill back on hold (11/10)
Unexpected turn in gambling saga (11/10)
Gambling sponsor says Ill. Senate to vote (11/10)
House says 'no dice' to gambling bill (11/10)
A rare victory for Quinn as gambling bill fails (11/10)
Scaled-back gambling bill defeated in Illinois House (11/10)
Update on slots at the track 11-9-2011 (11/9)
Gaming bill fails in House, but Joliet’s casino income still uncertain (11/9)
Revamped gambling expansion fails in Illinois House (11/9)
Gambling bill fails in state House (11/9)
Ill. House begins debating gambling expansion (11/9)
Regulator: Gambling bill 'terrible' for oversight (11/9)
Senate committee pushing gambling bill (11/9)
Quinn, lawmakers to discuss gambling bill today (11/9)
Illinois gambling regulator calls new casino plan 'pile of junk' (11/9)
Illinois horsemen support revised gambling bill (11/9)
Emanuel, Sun-Times want Quinn to accept compromise on gaming bill (11/9)
Illinois Legislature pushes forward on gambling bill (11/8)
Fairgrounds slots removed from latest gambling bill (11/8)
Revamped gambling expansion passes Illinois House panel (11/8)
Gambling plan gets moving (11/8)
Gaming and Unions and a Roundup, oh my (11/8)
Fact sheet on SB 1849 (11/8)
Update on slots-at-tracks (11/7)
Scaled-back gambling expansion plan surfaces (11/7)
Gambling bill unlikely to pass: Jones (11/7)
Lawmakers betting on new gambling plan (11/7)
Quinn’s tough talk pushing lawmakers away (11/3)
Quinn's picks for Illinois Racing Board mum on slots at tracks (11/3)
Slots at tracks a cure-all? Maybe not (11/3)
Lang: Mood is ‘angry’ during fall veto session (11/2)
Arlington Park says no to $330-million gambling subsidy plan (11/1)
Arlington goes around Industry Slots Bill Agreement to make last minute changes (10/29)
Illinois casino expansion bill remains at standstill, may not come to vote in fall session (10/28)
ITHA legislative report: Last minute effort by Arlington to go around industry agreement (10/28)
Could a gambling compromise get done? (10/27)
Our Opinion: Illinois’ gambling addiction (10/27)
Hopefully, they’ll talk and not bicker (10/27)
Gambling expansion will be voted (10/26)
Link: No ‘charade,' he just wants to try Quinn's plan (10/26)
Capitol Fax question of the day (10/26)
Quinn: new gambling measure not 'serious effort' to address concerns (10/26)
New gaming proposal released without slots at tracks - ITHA opposes (10/26)
Governor Quinn makes executive appointments (10/24)
Link will ask for a vote on Quinn's gambling plan (10/24)
Rally at Hawthorne for the horse racing industry (10/24)
Casino gambling bill in Springfield: Hawthorne Race Course weighs in (10/24)
Horse tracks, casinos both giving big in Illinois gambling expansion battle (10/24)
Quinn already moved to expand gambling, legislators say (10/23)
Layoffs, gambling, other big issues on agenda as Legislature convenes this week (10/22)
Still on board (10/21)
Gov. Quinn suggests curbing gambling at Ill. horse races (10/21)
Cullerton 'disappointed' in Quinn gambling veto threat (10/20)
May be a way forward for Illinois tracks (10/20)
Who needs racetracks these days? (10/20)
Lang frustrated with Quinn's gambling proposal (10/20)
Hawthorne tries to make a pitch for casinos (10/19)
Link: Still pushing slots at Arlington (10/19)
The struggle to get gambling ‘right’ (10/19)
Quinn not budging on slots at tracks (10/18)
Save The Stat Man's job, Gov. Quinn (10/18)
Simple math: 60 and 30 (10/18)
'Can't gamble your way to prosperity': Quinn (10/18)
Quinn pushes for new gambling legislation (10/18)
Illinois governor nixes slots at tracks (10/17)
Quinn puts his cards on the table, perhaps dashing gambling expansion (10/17)
Self-assured Quinn denounces gambling proposal as flawed (10/17)
Quinn vows veto of gambling expansion bill, sets tough terms on new bill (10/17)
Capitol Fax 10/17 updates (10/17)
Lawmakers already horse-trading for new casino bill (10/17)
Illinois governor is not in favor of casino gaming at racetracks (10/17)
Illinois governor says he will veto gaming bill (10/17)
Quinn won’t back slots at horse tracks (10/17)
Ill. Gov. Quinn says he will nix slots at tracks (10/17)
Quinn kills gambling bill, maybe racetracks too (10/17)
Gambling plan snubs Arlington Park, backs Lake casino (10/17)
Quinn opposes slot machines at racetracks (10/17)
Statement from Governor Pat Quinn regarding Senate Bill 744 (10/17)
Quinn wants new bill that limits gambling opportunities (10/17)
The ITHA and the ITBOF’s Position on the Protection of Live Racing (10/17)
Thank You ITHA Board of Directors (10/17)
Horse-racing community voices support for gambling expansion bill (10/16)
State horse racing industry at ‘breaking point’ (10/15)
Track owners plead for Quinn's signature (10/14)
Work continues on Illinois casino compromise (10/14)
Race track president: Slots equal jobs (10/13)
Hawthorne president lays out candid assessment of gambling expansion to influential City Club of Chicago (10/12)
Prospects brighten for slots at IL tracks (10/9)
Race track advocates push slot machine bill (10/7)
Quinn says he hasn't seen gaming changes (10/6)
Quinn to show his hand on gambling bill (10/6)
Illinois horse racing needs approval of gaming expansion bill (10/5)
Casino expansion would be boon to horse racing (9/27)
Governor: Sign the gambling bill, create jobs (9/25)
Area officials argue to keep fairgrounds in gambling bill (9/21)
Senate president open to cutting gambling positions in casino bill (9/19)
State fair casinos in Delaware, New Mexico generating millions (9/16)
Attention gambling policy wonks (9/16)
Gambling bill would weaken state's regulatory muscle, critics fear (9/15)
Gambling bill contains little-known tax breaks for Chicago-owned casino (9/9)
Gambling bill waiting game may end soon (9/9)
Horse racing tracks fighting for their lives as local casinos pull away gamblers (9/2)
Chicago City Council urges Quinn to sign gambling expansion (9/2)
Quinn disingenuous on gaming bill (9/1)
Illinois horse racing industry waiting for cash from casino licenses (8/31)
Will Quinn sign the gambling bill? (8/26)
Casino bill invites questions about growth (8/26)
Officials argue over Illinois racing future (8/25)
Springfield Chamber surveying members on gambling expansion (8/23)
Former Governor Jim Edgar letter to the ITHA (8/23)
Will Illinois governor Pat Quinn choose to save Illinois horse racing? (8/18)
Mulder trying to bend Quinn’s ear on slots (8/18)
Editorial: Say yes to casinos, gov, and tinker later (8/18)
All eyes on Quinn as gambling bill hangs in the balance (8/18)
Letter to horsemen regarding impact fee monies (8/17)
Racing industry, unions confront Quinn at Governor's Day (8/17)
Governor repeats concerns about slots at Arlington (8/17)
Are casinos a 'sure thing' for Chicago? (8/17)
Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair (8/17)
The real effects of gambling (8/17)
Supporters hope State Fair sways Quinn on gambling expansion (8/16)
Dear Governor Quinn, please save the horsies (8/15)
Quinn's gambling decree (8/14)
And the odds are? Hedging a bet on gambling (8/12)
Fairmount Park Racetrack to get estimated $14 million in escrow money (8/11)
Impact fee monies released (8/10)
ITHA meeting with Governor and Sen. Cullerton (8/10)
Illinois: $141 million in casino impact fees released to racetracks and horsemen (8/10)
The “3% money” is in….$141 million to Illinois horsemen (8/10)
Horse-racing industry getting $141 million boost; Fairmount's share estimated at $14 million (8/10)
Good news in Illinois! Purses to receive boost (8/10)
Report: Illinois racing gets escrow funding (8/10)
Gambling bill raises specter of political influence (8/10)
Illinois horse tracks, owners gets $141M windfall after long court fight (8/9)
Behind the hype (8/9)
Gambling bill fears largely addressed, analysis shows (8/8)
Edgar urges Quinn to expand gambling (8/8)
Gambling without the oversight (8/7)
What's next for the gambling bill? (8/5)
Weis says no to gambling (8/4)
Jody Weis blasts gambling expansion bill, hopes Quinn will not sign it (8/4)
Newspapers continue to push hard for “their” casinos (8/2)
Gaming expansion would have positive ripple effect (7/27)
The cash behind gambling politics (7/26)
Gambling bill brings jobs (7/25)
Gambling interests cover their bets with campaign contributions (7/22)
Racing Fans: Illinois racing needs your support! (7/19)
Quinn wrong to talk down to south suburbs with 'racino' rhetoric (7/18)
Tognarelli: Bill could save horse racing industry (7/18)
Des Plaines casino not a boon for everyone (7/18)
Today’s quotables: Jaffe declares war (7/15)
Entities will profit from proposed gaming law (7/15)
One man holding up gaming expansion? (7/14)
Fair Board, area groups urge governor to sign gaming bill (7/14)
Gambling on the fairgrounds (7/14)
Top regulator predicts Quinn will reject gambling bill (7/13)
Help for Illinois racing? Maybe yes, maybe no (7/11)
Illinois court favors tracks in fee dispute (7/11)
Court upholds Illinois construction bill funded by video poker (7/11)
Casino subsidy to Illinois tracks upheld (7/9)
Fairmount Park a step closer to receiving millions from state casinos (7/8)
Appellate court says yes, casinos must pay tracks (7/8)
Support Still Needed for SB 744 (7/8)
7th Circuit reverses own racing subsidy decision (7/8)
Quinn on gambling, pay raises and ethics (7/7)
Tough choices for Quinn on casino, raises (7/4)
John Cullerton: Governor can make changes to casino bill (7/1)
Time to place your bets (6/30)
Illinois GOP not in favor of casino (6/30)
Rock River Valley unions join effort to bring casino to Rockford (6/29)
Collinsville council votes down symbolic bill to support slots at Fairmont (6/29)
Collinsville council doesn't support slots at Fairmount (6/28)
Young harness racing driver to Gov. Quinn, 'Please sign Senate Bill 744 as-is' (6/26)
Quinn not rushing gambling decision (6/25)
Betting on more funding in Illinois (6/24)
Casino bill’s true believer enters the final stretch (6/24)
Quinn says he will rewrite parts of state budget (6/23)
Illinois county fairs bet future on casino expansion plan (6/22)
Gaming expansion means much more than just adding slot machines (6/19)
Casinos wanted downstate (6/18)
Gambling compromise might mean Illinois towns must ‘opt in’ to allow video poker (6/17)
Churchill officials see no attempt to remove slots from Illinois bill (6/16)
Jaffe’s storm creation method (6/16)
Evans: Illinois slots a 'two-edged' sword (6/16)
Gambling expansion would aid county fairs (6/15)
Gaming meeting set for tomorrow (6/15)
Gaming Board chairman blasts casino expansion as 'garbage' (6/15)
Jaffe blasts gaming bill - Beware pollsters bearing gifts (6/15)
Ag industry pushes for Quinn to sign gaming bill (6/14)
Downstate fair managers want Chicago casino (6/14)
Farmers, county fair boosters to Gov. Quinn: Bring on more Vegas! (6/14)
Horsemen urged to tell Quinn to OK slots at tracks (6/13)
Gambling on casinos (6/12)
Senators work on convincing Quinn to sign gambling expansion (6/12)
Lawmakers look to scale back gambling expansion bill (6/11)
Procedural advancement process of SB 744 – Slots at the track (6/11)
Gambling package hinges on Quinn decision (6/10)
Gambling expansion may be shrunk to avoid Quinn veto (6/10)
Motion gives backers of Illinois gaming bill more time to make case (6/9)
Mayor sends letter urging Gov. Quinn to veto gaming bill (6/9)
Lobbying efforts on gambling bill aimed at Gov. Pat Quinn (6/9)
Arlington asking racing fans to write Gov. Quinn (6/9)
Churchill urges customers to push slots in Ill. (6/9)
Illinois gaming bill is about agriculture, jobs (6/8)
Arlington Hts. residents speak out for, against slot machines (6/7)
SB-744 (What's That?) (6/7)
Lang gets gambling victory...for now (6/7)
Arlington Heights residents debate slots at Arlington Park (6/7)
More gaming pros and cons (6/6)
Editorial: Quinn's best bet is to let gambling bill stand (6/6)
ITHA SB 744 update (6/5)
The myths about legal gambling (6/5)
Saddling horse racing with slot machines (6/5)
How gambling expansion would change the suburbs (6/5)
Foes plan to attend Arlington Hts. meeting (6/5)
Track’s future more critical than village’s image (6/5)
Grandstand would have to be remodeled to fit slot machines (6/4)
Regulations would slow track slots (6/3)
Slots at tracks bill a savior for Illinois horsemen (6/2)
Editorial: An ‘excessive’ but needed casino bill (6/2)
Quinn may nix parts of big gambling expansion (6/2)
Q-C changes a mystery (6/2)
Illinois gaming expansion bill's impact on purses tough to determine (6/1)
Quinn calls gambling plan “excessive” (6/1)
Illinois tracks one signature away from getting slots (5/31)
Arlington Park may see slots (5/31)
Slots one step closer after bill passes Senate (5/31)
Senate passes SB 744, on to Governor Quinn (5/31)
Illinois Senate passes casino expansion bill (5/31)
Illinois Senate approves racetrack slots bill (5/31)
Details of gambling expansion legislation (5/31)
Lawmakers OK more suburban gambling (5/31)
Senate approves Chicago casino, pressure now on Quinn (5/31)
Ill. Senate floor next up for gambling expansion (5/31)
Illinois horse racing industry holds its breath (5/31)
SB 744 takes another step to becoming reality (5/31)
House OKs expanded gambling, including at fairgrounds (5/30)
Illinois House votes for slots at tracks and major casino expansion (5/30)
House bets on gambling boom, Chicago casino (5/30)
Illinois House approves racetrack slots (5/30)
House OKs Arlington slots, Lake County casino (5/30)
Illinois Senators call list undecided on SB 744 (5/30)
Illinois House approves gambling expansion (5/30)
Illinois House passes slots bill (5/30)
Illinois House OKs casino for Chicago (5/30)
House OKs Chicago casino, slots at O'Hare, Midway (5/30)
Urgent update regarding SB 744 (5/30)
Committee approves gambling expansion, Quinn disagrees (5/27)
Harder to declare Blagojevich a liar when he looks you in the eye (5/27)
Illinois casino bill revived (5/27)
New defense at Blagojevich trial: Blame his now-deceased friend (5/27)
Quinn reluctant to expand gambling (5/27)
Illinois gambling-expansion plan survives the first hand, still faces long odds (5/27)
SB 744 passes committee moves to House (5/27)
Quinn warns Rutherford, bashes casino bill (5/27)
Blagojevich denies pressuring racetrack owner for money (5/27)
Blagojevich tells jury casino bill wasn’t tied to $100,000 contribution (5/27)
Quinn criticizes gambling expansion (5/27)
Senate Bill 744 to be heard at 1:00 pm (5/27)
Still hope for slots at Illinois tracks (5/27)
Important legislative update from ITHA (5/26)
Illinois gaming bill defeated (5/26)
Illinois gaming bill appears to be dead (5/26)
Did Arlington Park labor dispute hold up gambling bill? (5/26)
Racetrack slots bill loses by a nose (5/26)
“Labor peace agreement” stalls gaming bill as McPier refuses temporary site (5/26)
Illinois gaming bill fails to clear committee (5/26)
ITHA latest legislation update (5/25)
Ill. House panel rejects gambling expansion (5/25)
House committee rejects gambling legislation (5/25)
Committee blocks state fairgrounds 'racino' bill (5/25)
Chicago casino plan fails first test in Springfield (5/25)
Gambling expansion bill introduced in Illinois House (5/25)
Illinois gaming expansion bill introduced (5/25)
ITHA update on legislation (5/25)
State Fair racino in the mix (5/25)
Plan would add Arlington slots, a Lake County casino (5/24)
Arlington Heights gambling opponents offer survey (5/24)
Gambling measure would add races, slot machines at fairgrounds (5/24)
Lawmaker rolling the dice again with gambling expansion measure (5/24)
Major gambling push starts, but will plan pass? (5/24)
Ill. gambling expansion proposal surfaces (5/24)
Gaming Assoc. exec: Stop bailing out track (5/22)
Mulder: Village must save racetrack (5/22)
Track exec: Track fuels economy (5/22)
Thoroughbred assoc. chief: Horsemen would leave Arlington (5/22)
Voices weigh in on debate over slots at Arlington Park (5/22)
Proponents of slots at horse tracks tie their hopes to Chicago casino (5/20)
State budget cuts to have little effect on Illinois State Fair (5/20)
Our View: Gambling expansion may merit new life among bad budget choices (5/19)
Promoting debate about slots at track (5/19)
Mayor, city leaders support Arlington’s gaming push (5/19)
Here we go again (5/19)
New gaming bill to be introduced in Illinois today (5/19)
Mulder’s letter to the legislature on slots (5/18)
Arlington Hts. board makes slot position clear without vote (5/18)
Slot machines in Arlington Park approved by village (5/18)
Lawmakers say Arlington board could have taken stronger slots stance (5/18)
Arlington Heights trustees favor slot machines at horse track (5/17)
Board’s slots endorsement leaves mixed feelings (5/17)
Blago retrial: Alleged shakedown of horseracing tracks owner described (5/17)
Trial testimony: Blagojevich and aide schemed to get racetrack owner donation (5/17)
Village board backs slots at racetrack (5/17)
Why we fight for slots at race tracks (5/17)
Arlington Hts. board takes informal stand supporting slots at track (5/17)
Duchossois: Slots revenue would be welcome (5/13)
New optimism in impact fee case (5/12)
Gambling: What's gonna happen? (5/11)
Lawmakers to Arlington Hts.: Take stand on slots (5/10)
Update on proposed legislation affecting breeder awards (5/9)
Minister, residents grill Arlington Hts. board over slots at track (5/3)
Harris: Time for open discussion about slots (4/18)
Arlington Hts. board divided on slots (4/12)
Let the debate over slots at Arlington Park begin (4/9)
Arlington Hts. mayor fears track closure; says she can tolerate slots (4/7)
Update on impact fee lawsuits (3/21)
Slots at tracks gain support (3/17)
Lawmakers look to save Illinois’ gambling industry (3/17)
Illinois lawmaker betting again on slots-at-tracks legislation (3/17)
Horses aren’t the only ones running (3/15)
Fairmount Park hopes to add slot machines; waiting for legislature (3/15)
Gambling plan includes slots, no casinos (3/7)
Only a matter of time–House Bill 3107 (3/4)
Casino/Racino bill in the works? (3/3)
Setback in Impact Fee Federal case (3/2)
Chicago casino could pass with push from Emanuel (3/2)
Candidates not unanimous over slots at Arlington Park (3/1)
Slots at tracks show mixed results (2/28)
Gambling expansion revived in Illinois legislature (2/11)
Clarification of Appellate Court victory (2/9)
Court upholds tax on casinos (2/8)
Video gambling machines (1/31)
Gambling expansion still up for grabs (1/17)


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