Illinois lawmakers may shrink gambling expansion - KMOV.com

Illinois lawmakers may shrink gambling expansion

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois lawmakers are looking at ways to shrink a recently approved gambling expansion bill in order to avoid a veto from Gov. Pat Quinn.  

The measure sent to the governor last month would add five casinos in central and northern Illinois -- including one in Chicago -- and expand existing ones.  

It would also add slot machines at existing casinos and allow horse racing tracks to have them for the first time. 

Quinn says he's open to a Chicago casino but opposes the others. 

Senate President John Cullerton has put a hold on the measure as he and other Democrats consider ways to scale it back.  

State Sen. Terry Link sponsored the legislation. He says it's too early to say what might get cut from the bill.  

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