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GOVERNOR PAT QUINN SAYS HE WILL VETO THE GAMING EXPANSION BILL PASSED BY LAWMAKERS LAST SPRING…BUT IS LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR A NEW PLAN.

GOVERNOR QUINN IS SPELLING OUT WHAT HE WOULD…AND WOULD NOT SUPPORT IN A NEW GAMBLING BILL. HE SAYS HE COULD BACK ADDING FIVE NEW CASINOS…TO BE LOCATED IN: CHICAGO…SOUTHERN COOK COUNTY…LAKE COUNTY…ROCKFORD…AND DANVILLE.

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THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE DOES NOT SUPPORT SLOT MACHINES AT HORSE RACING TRACKS…O’HARE AND MIDWAY AIRPORTS OR THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS AS PROPOSED IN THE ORIGINAL BILL. HE WANTS TO BAN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM GAMING LICENSE HOLDERS AND MANAGERS, AND MAKE SURE THE INDUSTRY IS STRONGLY REGULATED.

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GOVERNOR QUINN FEEL'S IT IS CRITICAL FOR ANY EXPANSION TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE REVENUE FOR STATE EDUCATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE. HE ADDS ANY UNFAIR TAX BREAKS FOR LUCRATIVE CASINOS BURIED INTO THE BILL MUST BE SCALED BACK TO ENSURE THAT  THE REVENUES GEVERATED GO WHERE THEY SHOULD – TO STATEWIDE EDUCATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.

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