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House defeats gambling expansion plan

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July 10, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, IL The Illinois House defeated a plan by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to raise $34 billion for statewide infrastructure by expanding gambling. The vote was 47-55.

The proposed gambling included construction of a downtown Chicago casino, two new riverboat casinos, and slot machines for horse racing tracks. The plan was approved by the Senate in May.

The bill was HB2651. For more information, visit www.ilga.gov.

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