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Gambling Push Squashed

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 7, 2009 7:00PM

A deal to bring a few more casinos to the areas and slot machines to horse tracks was squashed earlier this week by State House Speaker Mike Madigan. CBS 2 reports Madigan said via a statement, "I learned from the process of killing the Blagojevich gambling proposals that gambling is not a wholesome activity, and we're not going to deal with that this year." Meanwhile, Ashok Selvam has a closer look at Off Track Betting sites in the burbs and their impact over at the Daily Herald.