Chicago, Ill. – A new poll suggests Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich approval rating has rebounded over the past three months.
That's despite a contentious stand-off with lawmakers over the state budget. The Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll finds that 51% of those polled say they approve of Blagojevich's job performance. According to the poll, 30% say they disapprove; 19% are undecided or 'other.'
The rating was as low as 40% in May.
The poll was conducted by Market Shares Corporation and has an error margin of 4%.
St. Louis, MO – A group of people in St. Louis County is trying to gather 25,000 signatures by Tuesday to overturn a county ordinance allowing Pinnacle Entertainment to build a new casino in Lemay.
The group Casino Watch says Pinnacle's plan to bring 5,000 new slot machines to Lemay would create more gambling addicts and force local companies out of business. As of Saturday evening, the group was still about 10,000 names short of its goal. Still, chairman Mark Andrews remains optimistic.