Gambling deal looks less likely
BY DAVE MCKINNEY Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief August 15, 2012 10:54PM
Updated: September 17, 2012 1:08PM
The prospects for a gambling expansion package now awaiting action by Gov. Pat Quinn took a turn for the worse Wednesday.
If Quinn vetoes or rewrites the plan that would allow a casino in Chicago, as many expect, the General Assembly lacks the votes to block him, House Speaker Michael Madigan told reporters.
With a one-word answer, the top House Democrat from Chicago responded to a question about whether the Legislature could mount a successful override effort this fall: “No.”
That likely means supporters of the plan to bring casinos to the city, the south suburbs, Lake County, Rockford and Danville will have to start over when a new General Assembly is seated next January.