Gambling expansion dead in Springfield for the year

Gambling expansion dead in Springfield for the year

SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers adjourned without taking any votes Tuesday on what was expected to be one of the significant items on their agenda -- gambling expansion.

A huge gaming expansion plan, including casinos in Danville, Chicago and three other locations, plus slot machines at racetracks, was never called for another vote after an unsuccessful attempt in the House earlier this month.

More in Wednesday's News-Gazette.

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antigambler wrote on November 29, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Put this horrendous gambling expansion bill to rest already!  What a waste of time it's been, discussing it throughout 2011.

corruptville wrote on December 02, 2011 at 7:12 am
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No kidding we don't need a casino that will take from the community more than it will give back. Our mayor wants you to believe that this casino will bring millions to our community but he fails to tell us how much the costs are to our community for extra policing and the hundreds of other expenses that tax payers will have to pay for. Gambling is more than entertainment it's destructive to many families causing many heartbreaks and bankrupties. Gambing causes addictions, what could be good about impossing this on the public? Maybe the mayor needs to spend more time on our community by fighting for positive changes and less time fighting for something that will only errode our community. The mayor has proven by his support he does not care about the citizens of this community he only cares about how he can line the coffers at any cost to you!

corruptville wrote on December 02, 2011 at 7:12 am
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No kidding we don't need a casino that will take from the community more than it will give back. Our mayor wants you to believe that this casino will bring millions to our community but he fails to tell us how much the costs are to our community for extra policing and the hundreds of other expenses that tax payers will have to pay for. Gambling is more than entertainment it's destructive to many families causing many heartbreaks and bankrupties. Gambing causes addictions, what could be good about impossing this on the public? Maybe the mayor needs to spend more time on our community by fighting for positive changes and less time fighting for something that will only errode our community. The mayor has proven by his support he does not care about the citizens of this community he only cares about how he can line the coffers at any cost to you!