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State turns its back on chance to make big money on expanded casino gambling

Excerpted from a recent Phil Kadner column in the Tribune/Southtown Star:

…So here we are in Illinois, billions of dollars short of the cash needed to balance next year’s budget, crying about the need to create jobs and attract new businesses.

Yet for two years, there have been bills sitting in Springfield that would potentially generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue, create thousands of jobs that pay a decent wage and our elected leaders haven’t voted on them.

I’m referring to legislation to expand casino gambling, and now some readers are going to turn away, shake their heads and say they want something better…Read more here.

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