The Southern Illinoisian Endorses Gaming Expansion Bill

excerpts from June 6 editorial

“Our View: It may not be perfect, but legislation expanding gambling in Illinois should be signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn. …

“All we’re seeking is a piece of the action for Southern Illinois, a small slice of the gambling pie that will help sustain the culturally rich and historically significant horse industry in the future. It may not be possible to craft a perfect piece of legislation expanding gambling in Illinois, so Quinn needs to carefully consider the bill in question.

“Once he weighs the massive infusion of revenue against reservations about gambling expansion, Quinn may pragmatically see the wisdom of the existing legislation. It’s not perfect, but it should be signed into law.”


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