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Reuters reports that this Memorial Day, while we were out barbecuing on the boat, lawmakers in Springfield were plugging away in The Illinois House of Representatives in efforts to make Chicago casinos a reality. This comes on the strong recommendation of Mayor Rahm which urged the Senate to "act swiftly" to pass the bill.
This is one of the largest steps Illinois government has taken in the growth of gambling since the government first authorized casinos in 1990. Included in the talks there was approval for City-controlled casinos in Rockford, Danville, and slot machines at O'Hare and Midway and one casino on Lake Michigan.
· Illinois General Assembly [Official Site]
· Reuters [Illinois House Approves Bill Allowing Casino in Chicago]