Danville's Mayor Still Hoping for a New Gambling Bill.
The mayor of Danville, one of the cities whose jackpot dreams were at least suspended by the governor’s casino-bill veto Tuesday, is optimistic there could eventually be a casino in his economically struggling city.
While some of the governor’s comments have suggested he’s concerned about more gambling in the state, Mayor Scott Eisenhauer says he believes Gov. Pat Quinn gave him a fair shake: “Certainly, when I had the opportunity to meet with him, I felt as though he was very engaged in our discussion … and the tone of that conversation really did relate to economic development,” he said.
Eisenhauer, whose city is just inside the state line along Interstate 74, was hoping to lure gamblers who now visit Indiana casinos. He says the casino would have provided jobs and revenue for the Danville area.
(Posted 8-20-2012 at 9:40am, Illinois Radio Network)