Posts tagged "Gambling"

Could the Mayor’s plan to stop drinking, public urination worsen crowding at Cook County Jail?

Could the Mayor’s plan to stop drinking, public urination worsen crowding at Cook County Jail?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to discourage standard-of-living crimes like drinking, public urination and illegal gambling by doubling the fines and threatening to throw into jail for six months anyone who has skipped out on a hearing and then missed their court date. The move might be able to cut down on the crimes themselves, but... Read more »

Race, poverty and politics: Chicago Teachers Union issues strike date; racism at the Republic National Convention; Standard and Poor's downgrades Illinois

The Chicago Teachers Union issued a strike date late Thursday evening – the union will begin its strike on Sept. 10.  The announcement comes after a summer of brewing tensions between the CTU and Chicago Public School officials. CPS has prepared a $25 million fund to keep services open for students if teachers walk out.... Read more »

Emanuel and industry peeved about Quinn's gambling veto

Emanuel and industry peeved about Quinn's gambling veto
Gov. Pat Quinn used his red pen today to veto a major gambling expansion bill, but supporters of the legislation say they’re not ready to throw in the cards just yet. Since taking office last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been cheerleading for a casino for Chicago–which was part of the bill Quinn vetoed. The... Read more »
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What's up this week: Odds of gambling bill becoming law in Quinn's hands

What's up this week: Odds of gambling bill becoming law in Quinn's hands
By Tuesday, Gov. Pat Quinn will decide whether to sign, veto or do nothing with a gambling bill the legislature sent him at the end of the spring session. Quinn is concerned with several provisions in the bill, but he’s refused to say whether he’ll issue an outright veto. The bill would create five new... Read more »

Barber Shop Show preview: Should Illinois expand gambling?

Barber Shop Show preview: Should Illinois expand gambling?
If you’re waiting for new casinos to open up in the Prairie State, Governor Quinn has a message for you: “Don’t hold your breath.” Even thought the Illinois general assembly passed a bill that would create five new casinos and allow slot machines at racetracks, it’s not likely to be signed into law. But advocates... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar this week: In recent polls, the Chicago Tribune and WGN asked registered voters to weigh in on Gov. Pat Quinn’s performance, proposed gambling expansion and statewide pension reforms. Fortunately for Quinn he’s not up for re-election because his approval ratings are... Read more »
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Games of chance day at Chicago's city hall

Games of chance day at Chicago's city hall
This morning’s theme at Chicago’s City Hall seemed to be games of chance. A few minutes into the 11 a.m. hour, a handful of aldermen were holed up in a council hearing room, listening to representatives of Northstar, the private entity chosen to run the Illinois lottery, describe their plans for the lotto in the... Read more »