Illinois Gambling
8:17 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Quinn: Won't sign gambling bill for ethics law

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he won't sign a gambling expansion bill in exchange for a promise that legislators will pass an ethics measure in the fall.
 
Quinn made the comment Monday at a ceremony during which he signed a measure into law that expands a tax credit program for businesses that hire veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
The Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that would create five new casinos - a land-based site in Chicago and four more on riverboats.
 
It also would allow for the first time slot machines at horse racing tracks. That ailing industry wants additional opportunities to bring in gambling dollars.  
 
While Quinn hasn't said he'll veto proposal outright, he's hinted it's unlikely he would sign bill as is.