East St. Louis http://wuis.org en Gambling Push Resumes in East St. Louis http://wuis.org/post/gambling-push-resumes-east-st-louis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Illinois lawmaker is attempting to revive talks over a massive expansion of gambling in the state. The effort begins Tuesday evening at a casino in East St. Louis.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After years of effort, talks to expand gambling broke down last spring. The issue receded amid high-profile legislation dealing with pensions, concealed carry, and same-sex marriage.</span></p><p>Now Rep. Bob Rita, a Democrat from Blue Island, is trying to get gambling back on the front burner.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 17779 at http://wuis.org Gambling Push Resumes in East St. Louis