| Nov 8, 2011
| 10:11 AM
A revamped version of a major gambling expansion passed an Illinois House committee today.
The measure aims at meeting Gov. Pat Quinn's requirement to be smaller and would give him some — but not all — of the reforms he's seeking in return...
| May 23, 2012
| 3:03 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Shunting aside Gov. Pat Quinn’s concerns, the Illinois House today approved a major expansion of gambling in Illinois that would put a casino in Chicago and four other cities, add positions at riverboats and allow slot machines...
| Sep 3, 2011
A little-known hamlet of mobile homes tucked away in Lake County seems an unlikely location for a bustling new casino, one piece in a massive gambling expansion approved by Illinois lawmakers.
Park City has just about 7,500 residents, virtually no...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:51 PM
The latest gambling package emerging at the Capitol meets Gov. Pat Quinn's requirement to be smaller and would give him some — but not all — of the reforms he's seeking in return for signing off.
But the new version of gambling expansion also...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:41 PM
A man who ran off after telling someone his friend had disappeared while swimming in Gages Lake in Lake County has been charged with fleeing the scene, authorities said.
The charges were filed against Eric W. Oomens, 46, as authorities discovered the...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 2:09 PM
A 17-year-old girl from Lake County was killed and two other people injured when the car she was in hit a truck and then struck a van on a ramp from Interstate 355 to the Reagan Tollway Saturday morning, police said.
The victim, identified by state...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:23 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today called for an overhaul of the widespread gambling expansion pending in the General Assembly, saying it needs to be scaled back.
The governor indicated he's OK with the five new casinos in Chicago, southern Cook County, Rockford,...
| May 22, 2009
| 6:34 PM
(WGN-AM) - The Senate has rejected a plan to significantly expand legalized gambling in Illinois.
Democrats proposed casinos in Chicago, Rockford, and Park City in Lake County.
But the measure died 28-28. It needed 30 votes to pass.
| Jul 1, 2009
| 4:10 PM
(WGN-AM)- A Highland Park man has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly confronting a Chicago man and woman about their makeshift sidewalk sign which depicted President Obama as Adolf Hitler, police said.
The pair were protesting the...
| Jul 3, 2009
| 9:55 AM
(WGN-AM)- A 43-year-old woman struck and killed by a freight train near north suburban Gurnee early this morning appears to have committed suicide, the Lake County coroner said.
The incident occurred at about 1:20 a.m. on the northbound freight tracks...