Casino Bill

Casino Bill


people that they serve, and to their families, and to their police departments. It is sad that we lost them, but it is important to remember them, and that is what this was about today.”THE CEREMONY AT THE STATE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWED BY A PROCESSION OF POLICE CARS. THERE WAS A CHURCH SERVICE AT THE CATHEDRAL OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION IN SPRINGFIELD. ((JENNIFER))THIS IS AN UPDATE THE PEOPLE WHO WANT MORE CASINOS IN ILLINOIS BELIEVE THIS YEAR IS THEIR YEAR TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.((PAUL))THIS MORNING — LAWMAKERS HEARD TESTIMONY FROM SUPPORTERS … INCLUDING ONE FROM VERMILION COUNTY.W-C-I-A 3’S GABRIELLE FRANKLIN SPOKE TO LEADERS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES. GABRIELLE — WHY ARE THEY FEELING LUCKY NOW? ((GABRIELLE))GAMERS AND PEOPLE IN THEIR CORNER FEEL LIKE THE ODDS ARE IN THEIR FAVOR TO GET MORE CASINOS UNDER GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S ADMINISTRATION. GAMING ADVOCATES SAY THE PROGRESSION OF A SPORTS BETTING PLAN IN THE CAPITOL SHOWS THE STATE MAY BE READY FOR MORE GAMBLING. GAMERS ALSO POINTED TO SUCCESS OF VIDEO GAMING AROUND THE STATE AFTER IT BECAME LEGAL IN 2009. REPRESENTATIVES FROM WAUKEGAN…CHICAGO…ROCKFORD AND DANVILLE AREAS ALL SPOKE ABOUT THE BENEFITS CASINOS CAN BRING THE ECONOMY.VERMILION COUNTY CHAIRMAN LARRY BAUGHN SAYS AFTER ABOUT 30 YEARS..NOW COULD FINALLY BE THE TIME SEE A NEW CASINO IN HIS COUNTY. “We’ve been dealing with this since big Jim Thompson was governor so I think it’s still too early to tell but Governor Pritzker’s office seems to be in favor of at least a partial expansion.” GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S BUDGET IS RELYING ON 200 MILLION DOLLARS COMING FROM SPORTS GAMBLING. ((GABRIELLE))IN VERMILION COUNTY…BAUGHN SAYS HE IS PUSHING TO CREATE MORE JOBS…BRING IN MORE REVENUE AND KEEP MONEY IN ILLINOIS INSTEAD OF BORDER STATES. THANKS GABRIELLE ((PAUL))THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP — IN MARCH — A TOWN IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY OKAYED THE

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