Threat of Quinn’s veto quashed attempt in 2011.
Senate President John Cullerton said he expects lawmakers to make another attempt to expand gambling in Illinois in 2012, the Daily Herald reported. Governor Pat Quinn told lawmakers he would veto an expansion bill in 2011, and Cullerton never sent the approved legislation to Quinn because it was clear that the governor would veto it. For the story, visit the Daily Herald’s website. Des Plaines Mayor Martin Moylan opposed expanding gambling last year, and said more casinos would decrease the profitability of Rivers Casino. Related: More stories about Rivers Casino. Quinn called a second attempt at a gambling expansion bill in 2011 a “charade,” according to a report on Huffington Post. Connect on Facebook.