Quinn: Gambling expansion plan 'excessive'

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The Associated Press

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 2 at 2:56 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says legislation allowing five new casinos in Illinois is "excessive" and "top heavy."

But the Chicago Democrat stopped short of saying he will veto the bill.

Quinn said at a news conference Wednesday that he will carefully review the bill. Last week he said he'd "never support" it.

The measure allows a new casino in Chicago and four other locations. It also allows slot machines at race tracks and Chicago airports.

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