The weather has been nice, and the crowds have been large at the Illinois State Fair. And supporters of more casinos in Illinois hope to use both to sell Governor Pat Quinn on legislation that would a half-dozen casinos and slots are racetracks in Illinois.
Springfield-area Republican Raymond Poe said this could be the best chance to show the governor what could be gained by adding slot machines at the fairgrounds in Springfield.
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But Quinn on Tuesday said he's still not a fan of proposed gambling expansion.
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Legislative leaders have not yet sent Quinn the gambling plan, in part because of his opposition.
Gambling supporters are planning a Wednesday rally to try and sway Quinn. The governor will be in town for the Democrat's annual rally at the fair.