Gov. Pat Quinn says he will veto the casino bill, even though he has yet to receive it from the Illinois General Assembly. The governor said he would instead back a more conservative version of the bill. Quinn says he would approve a plan that still allows for a Chicago casino, along with four others in the state, but does not include provisions for slot machines at Midway and O'Hare airports, the Illinois State Fairgrounds, and racetracks.
“I’m the final word,” Quinn said, according to the Sun-Times. “We’re not going to have a willy-nilly gambling bill in Illinois that is not protecting integrity, that is way too big and excessive and doesn’t provide adequate revenue for education . . . .Casino gambling at 14 different locations in Illinois is way too much. We have no interest in becoming the Las Vegas of the Midwest. We need to retain our culture.”
Here's more from Gov. Quinn on the casino bill, courtesy of ABC7: