casino en Plan Threatens Proposed Downstate Casinos <p>A group of Illinois lawmakers considered two different plans to expand gambling Wednesday. One tracks other recent proposals to add five casinos across Illinois; the other focuses on Chicago.</p><p>Every expansion of gambling in Illinois has required a delicate balance of competing geographic and businesses interests.</p><p>That's why plans in recent years have called for slot machines at horse racetracks, and five new casinos: in Chicago, the south suburbs, Lake County, Rockford, and Danville.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:50 +0000 Brian Mackey 23169 at Plan Threatens Proposed Downstate Casinos Wager: 24-Hour Casinos? <p>The<a href=""> Illinois Gaming Board</a> is set to consider lifting a restriction that forbids casinos from staying open 24 hours a day.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Illinois' casinos have previously tried, and failed, to get the okay to keep their doors open 24-7. Now they're trying again. The Gaming Board will consider a proposal Sept. 14.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:18:07 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8060 at Wager: 24-Hour Casinos?