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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks April 10 during a luncheon in Chicago. A refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state. The changes in the legislation would add five new casinos including in Chicago.

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Mayor, Illinois lawmakers make case for Chicago casino

Visitors to the nation’s third-largest city are usually spotted wandering the Magnificent Mile, snapping pictures of the Willis Tower and sampling Chicago-style deep dish pizza, but if some persistent Illinois lawmakers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel get their way, a glitzy casino would be on their agenda, too.


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