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Money To Be Directed To Illinois Tracks?

Published: November 23, 2011 2:37 pm ET

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A pair of recent articles in regard to the chess match which is the gaming expansion issue in the state of Illinois has reiterated Governor Pat Quinn's unwillingness to concede to what he perceives as a over-the-top expansion proposal. Although, a Quinn aid has gone on the record as saying that a compromise could be coming in the future.

A report by the Chicago Tribune has quoted Quinn as sticking to his guns in regard to his position on the massive gaming expansion he recently vied to veto.

“The gambling enthusiasts, frankly, if they come back and have the same proposal as before, it’ll end up with the same result as before,” Quinn was quoted as saying. “I’m not going to sign what they’re peddling. It’s bad for Illinois. If they want to come back with a different approach, more reasonable, going along with the framework we’ve outlined, then we can have sincere negotiations.”

Quinn's proposed framework included a no-slots-at-racetracks policy, although, according to another article by the Chicago Tribune, a Quinn aid has said that middle ground may be found in regard to the issue.

The article has cited Quinn's chief of staff, Jack Lavin, as saying that he thinks there could be enough support to pass a revamped bill which would see funds directed to state tracks if the push for expanded gaming at raceways ceases.

(With files from the Chicago Tribune)

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