Quinn Vetoes Illinois Gambling Bill, Supporters Will Attempt Override
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he's confident his veto of a gambling bill will hold up. Quinn says the bill he rejected today lacks ethical protections but sponsors say they will try to override the veto. The bill would add five new casinos in the state. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says a Chicago casino would mean thousands of jobs.
Rockford's mayor is unhappy that Governor Pat Quinn rejected a gambling expansion plan that would have included a casino for the city. Larry Morrissey says it would mean thousands of jobs in a community with high unemployment. A state lawmaker who represents the Danville area says a casino would generate money for schools, roads and parks in that city.