Deadline for Casino Decision Looming

CAROL STREAM (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn isn't giving any hints about what he'll do with a gambling bill that Illinois lawmakers sent to his desk.

Tuesday is the deadline for Quinn to take action on legislation that would establish five new casinos in the state, including one in Chicago. It would also allow slot machines at horse racing tracks.

At an unrelated event in suburban Chicago on Monday, Quinn said he spent the weekend reading the bill and he'll announce his decision Tuesday. He declined to say if he'd arrived at a decision.

Quinn gets 60 days from when lawmakers approve legislation to decide to sign, veto or propose changes.

Previously, Quinn has said he won't likely sign the bill as it is and says his biggest concern about it is ethics.


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