Mixed Bag for Chicago

Shields, Yvette
May 2003
Bond Buyer;5/21/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31640, p1
Trade Publication
The article presents information on several U.S. legislative bills. With the Illinois General Assembly winding down, Chicago, Illinois, is poised for a major victory with a bill that would cement the city's$ 6.6 billion expansion of O' Hare International Airport into law while also expanding its land acquisition powers. Another bill that had been advancing and would have paved the way for the establishment of casino gaming in Chicago — another big goal of city officials — was dealt a potentially fatal setback when Governor of Chicago Rod Blagojevich said he was against any expansion of gaming in the state to deal with a $5 billion deficit. “Gambling cannot be part of the solution until Springfield reforms its habits and learns to keep spending in check,” said the governor.


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