Bill would make it a crime to spend welfare benefits at casinos, liquor stores and strip clubs.
Gov. Quinn says he’s OK with an expansion of gambling under the right circumstances.
The plan would have allowing the building of five more casinos in Illinois.
Quinn said he’s going through the bill line by line and will make a decision by Tuesday.
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Hatches will take over for James Mathewson, who stepped down as chairman at the end of May.
Gov Quinn says the gambling expansion bill is full of loopholes and likely won’t make it law.
The legislation redirects casino fees to a trust fund for the Missouri Veterans’ Commission.
A measure to allow five new casinos, allow more slot machines at existing casinos and put slots at racetracks in Illinois is going to pass.
Committee members endorsed the bill by a 13-1 vote