Tag: gambling

Big payoff for billionaire in the Pritzker, Madigan, Dem budget

Only partisans are rejoicing that Illinois finally passed a budget on time and believe as the Democrats tell us that is a big win for us uns. If fact, they need to read about how the budget lagged a billionaire political contributor a big, big favor. The complete story is in Crain’s Chicago Business: “Billionaire wins,... Read more »

Let's put slot machines in whore houses too

Gov. Pat Quinn wants some major changes in Illinois’ casino/gaming bill, saying that he’ll veto the bill that the Legislature sent him. He’s got some good points: …. Quinn said he would not allow gambling at racetracks, the state fairgrounds, or at Midway or O’Hare International Airports, as the current legislation proposes.The governor also wants... Read more »

Casino near Gettysburg battle field?

That would be about a mile away from the historic battle field’s southern borders, where sit the Big Round Top and Little Round Top where hundreds died. A proposal to build a casino near there eclipses the idea of building a mosque near Ground Zero. A mosque is constitutionally protected; a gambling joint is not.... Read more »

Video gambling coming to Chicago?

Here’s a well-researched article on the odds of video gambling being authorized for every joint that is licensed to sell liquor. It is an example of the good reporting coming out of the new Chicago News Cooperative that can be viewed in the New York Times.

Must reading: Andy Shaw

Any one who cares anything about Chicago and Illinois needs to read this op-ed in the Chicago Andy Shaw Tribune. Andy Shaw, one of the best TV reporters in town, now is head of the Better Government Association, a storied and respected corruption fighting group in Chicago. In this op-ed, he helps open our eyes... Read more »