News

Weather Postpones Gambling Hearing

Weather Postpones Gambling Hearing

Photo: clipart.com

State Rep. Robert Rita (D-Blue Island) has postponed a public hearing on expanding gambling in Illinois because of severe winter weather.

The hearing was set for Monday evening in Tinley Park. Rita’s spokesman, Ryan Keith, says the new date for the hearing hasn’t been determined yet.

The first hearing was last month in East St. Louis and drew many commenters, including those strongly opposed to a gambling expansion.

Rita supports a measure that would resemble one that failed in the Illinois General Assembly last year. It called for adding five new Illinois casinos, as well as slot machines at Chicago’s two international airports.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Fire Displaces Seven

local_news_generic

No injuries reported

in Local

Report: State Unemployment Rate Drops Again

jobs

Lowest in more than 6 years

in Local

State Lawmakers May Return to Springfield Earlier Than Planned

state_capitol_3

But will Senate and House leaders agree?

in Local

Jacksonville Area Teacher Arrested

handcuffs2

ISP working with Morgan County State's Attorney

in Local

Durbin Weighs in on Cuba Relations

local_news_generic

For the the first time since 1961, the United States is moving towards official diplomatic relations with Cuba — and…