Quinn, Emanuel Say Casino Deal “Close”

casinoMayor Rahm Emanuel says he and Gov. Pat Quinn are “very close”
to a deal for a Chicago casino.
Quinn says an agreement could come together by Jan. 9, when new members of the
General Assembly will be sworn in to office.
Lawmakers approved legislation earlier this year that would bring casinos to
Chicago and four other areas.
Quinn vetoed the bill, saying it didn’t include enough ethics protections. The
governor also said he wanted money from the gambling expansion to go to
Lawmakers considered trying to override the veto this week. They now say their
efforts are focused on coming up with a new agreement that Quinn will be willing
to sign.  Quinn said he and Emanuel have had several meetings and are working on any
remaining differences. (AP)

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