A press release from The Task Force to Oppose Casino Gambling for Chicago:
Task Force Applauds Governor Quinn’s Veto of SB1849
The Task Force to Oppose Gambling for Chicago today called Governor Quinn’s veto of SB1849 a courageous political act. Despite pressure from Mayor Emanuel and others to bring a casinos to Chicago and four other areas, he kept his word to veto the bill.
Doug Dobmeyer, Spokesperson for the Task Force to Oppose Gambling for Chicago said, “The proponents, many not even living in the city want to bleed the city dry. Chicago will dodge a bullet that would have changed the character of Chicago forever.”
The Task Force to Oppose Casino Gambling for Chicago consists of business, civic organizations and religious leaders. The group continues to be in formation.
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Locally State Senator Pam Althoff and Dan Duffy voted against the bill. State Rep. Kent Gaffney voted “Yes,” while State Reps. Jack Franks and Mike Tryon voted “No.”