from Illinois Churches in Action
SB 737 was heard in the Senate Executive Committee today. SB 737 is similar to the other massive gambling expansion bill, legalizing 11 new casinos and tripling the amount of casino gambling in Illinois. Floor amendments will be put on the bill tomorrow, then SB737 will be called for a vote on Wednesday, December 1! The bill includes:
· A City owned land-casino in Chicago with 4,000 gambling positions.
· Legalizes 4 additional casinos in Rockford, Danville, Park City, and South Suburbs with revenue sharing in 5 townships.
· Transforms 6 racetracks into land-based casinos with slots and video gambling machines.