Illinois Senate Approves Casino Expansion But ‘Grand Bargain’ is demonstrating a Hard Bargain

Illinois Senate Approves Casino Expansion But ‘Grand Bargain’ is demonstrating a Hard Bargain

The Illinois Senate authorized a bill week that is last would authorize six brand new land-based gambling enterprises within the state, however the proposal is stuck in limbo until lawmakers agree on a slew of other economy-boosting bills to go along with it.

Illinois State Senator Terry Link is the driving force behind major casino expansion legislation approved by the Senate last week. However, unless lawmakers agree with the remainder associated with the Grand Bargain it’s going nowhere fast. (

This is Illinois’ so-called ‘Grand deal,’ a legislative package which hopes to bring an end to its budget impasse and institute a set of policies intended for fixing its monetary mess.

The two-year stand-off on spending involving the Democratic-controlled House and the state’s Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, is the longest any state has gone without having a investing plan in almost a hundred years.

It is likely to on a bit longer, too, because, last Wednesday, much of the sprawling compromise plan had been pulled into the Senate, with Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) accusing Rauner of ‘injecting himself in to the procedures’ and hijacking the bi-partisan deal, which had been months within the making.

War on Illinois

But the proposed casino expansion, if enacted, would be transformational for Illinois’ gambling sector, ushering in an entirely new era of casinos on dry la […]