The Illinois House has approved a major expansion of gambling in Illinois
that would put a casino in Chicago and four other cities, add positions at
riverboats and allow slot machines at racetracks.
In addition to a gambling palace in Chicago, the four other casinos would go
to Rockford, Danville, Park City in Lake County and an undetermined site in the
The Chicago casino could be land-based or docked on Lake Michigan with 4,000
Chicago would own the casino, and there would be a casino authority that
would oversee construction and operations.