Illinois legislators weigh expanded gambling

Illinois lawmakers met Wednesday to discuss expanded gambling in the state, but continue to face issues including a tight legislative schedule and a history of rejected gambling proposals -- Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed two bills in the past. State Rep. Robert Rita, a Democrat and sponsor of the bill, also proposed a Chicago casino that would be regulated by both state and city officials, which the state's gaming board does not support. Rita said Wednesday he would work with the board to rewrite the bill's language.

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