SB 1739 would establish a new land-based casino in Chicago plus four others and would allow slot machines at horse racing tracks.
While not ruling out anything, Sen. Terry Link said it would be similar to his previous proposal of five new casinos.
Video gambling is up and running in Illinois, at least on a limited basis, and other venues are expected to go live in the coming weeks.
Federal officials say a 25-year-old Army sergeant from Rockford has died in Afghanistan.
80-year prison sentence for a 26-year-old man who shot two bouncers who’d escorted him out of a bar after he’d been caught smoking.
A woman is in jail for allegedly trying to stab a man with a fork at a local McDonald’s.
Officials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.
If negotiations to keep the facilities open are successful, “the administration should go take those pink slips out of people’s mailboxes before the holidays.”
With 27,500 Winnebago County residents about 9 percent claim Swedish ancestry.
Heather Quinn fell and suffered head injuries in March of 2008 after a sheriff’s deputy deployed the stun gun.