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Morning round-up
6:18 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Morning headlines - Friday, June 8, 2012

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Judge rules that the CVC must release more Dome documents

The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission is being ordered to release more documents related to the renovation of the Edward Jones Dome.

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Illinois / Gambling
4:35 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

More ways, venues to gamble in Illinois under House-passed bill

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The Illinois House, in a 69-47 vote, passed a gambling expansion bill that would create new casinos and slot machines at the state's racetracks.

However, the bill passed Wednesday won't allow slots at airports or state fairgrounds.

A gambling bill passed by the Legislature last year, but never sent to Gov. Pat Quinn for his signature, included the creation of five new casinos, including the first one in Chicago. Illinois currently has 10 casinos.

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DAP list
3:44 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Self-banned gamblers get chance to test their luck again

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For the first time since it was implemented in 1996, gamblers in Missouri now have a way to remove themselves from the state's voluntary casino exclusion list.

The Missouri Gaming Commission today made forms available to start the removal from the "disassociated persons" list. Any gambler who's been on the list for five years is eligible.

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Morning round-up
9:29 am
Thu December 29, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, December 29, 2011

Illinois' anti-gambling lobby is speaking out against a plan to sell lottery tickets on the Internet. Illinois lottery officials want lotto tickets available online by next spring.
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Illinois' anti-gambling lobby speaks out against online lottery plan

Illinois Lottery officials want lotto tickets available online by next spring. Both the state - and gambling critics - agree that'll be a financial boon for Illinois.

"Well, it could be a boon, but at the expense of addicted gamblers," said Anita Bedell, the head of Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems. Bedell, who has been fighting gambling expansion for years, says she worries online ticket sales will make it too easy for gambling addicts to get their fix.

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Ill. legislature
8:40 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Ill. Gov. could sign off on gambling plan, on his terms

Ill Gov. Pat Quinn says he could sign off on a gambling plan, on his terms.
St. Louis Public Radio

One person put a stop to more gambling in Illinois this year.  Gov. Pat Quinn refused to go along with a package that would have added casinos, expanded existing sites and put slot machines at horse tracks.  

Illinois seemed on track for the biggest gaming expansion since riverboat casinos went in the water 20 years ago.  The General Assembly approved it.  But Governor Quinn blocked the attempt.  Quinn wanted less gambling in what was a huge package. 

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Problem Gambling
3:55 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Mo. relaxes casino ban for problem gamblers

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Thousands of people who have voluntarily banned themselves from Missouri casinos will get a second chance at playing the slots.

The Missouri Gaming Commission voted Wednesday to relax rules for the state's casino exclusion list, which imposes a lifetime casino ban on problem gamblers who voluntarily sign up for it.

Starting next spring, the new rules will allow people to remove themselves from the list after they have been on it for at least five years.

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Pat Quinn / Gambling Expansion
2:34 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Quinn: "I'm not going to sign what they're peddling" on gambling expansion bill

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn.
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Reporting from WBEZ's Jennifer Brandel used in this report.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he won't sign any gambling expansion bill that doesn't meet his framework.

The gambling expansion bill was narrowly defeated by state legislators a couple weeks ago. Next week, lawmakers are back in session and may try yet again to advance it. Quinn says they shouldn't bother if it still includes slot machines at race tracks .

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Illinois Gambling Legislation
12:35 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Ill. House panel OKs new plan to expand gambling

An interior view of the dome at the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, Ill.
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Will be updated.

An Illinois House committee has approved a new, smaller gambling plan that backers hope can survive a threatened veto by Gov. Pat Quinn.

It passed 8-2. Democratic Rep. Lou Lang says the measure could be changed even more before a vote by the full House.

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Morning round-up
9:25 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Number of E. coli cases in St. Louis grows

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there are now 30 confirmed cases of E. coli in the St. Louis area, and officials continue looking for the source. Health officials have tested 55 food samples connected to the St. Louis outbreak, but zero have been confirmed to have E. coli.

The first cases were reported late last month in St. Louis city and St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri and St. Clair County, Illinois.

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Illinois Gambling
11:56 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Quinn opposes slot machines at racetracks

Horses race around the track at Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, Ill.
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Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn't support slot machines at Illinois racetracks.

Quinn on Monday discussed his objections to a gambling bill passed by lawmakers but not yet sent to him.

Quinn laid out a framework for gambling expansion that includes five new casinos in Chicago, southern Cook County, Lake County, Rockford and Danville.

He says the Illinois Gaming Board should choose the location in Lake County and not the Park City location passed by lawmakers.

Quinn also says he opposes slot machines at Chicago's O'Hare or Midway airports.

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