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Illinois House passes gambling bill with more casinos, slots at racetracks

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The Illinois House approved a plan Wednesday to allow slot machines at Arlington Park and new casinos in Lake County, Chicago and the south suburbs.

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The Illinois House approved a plan Wednesday to allow slot machines at Arlington Park and new casinos in Lake County, Chicago and the south suburbs.

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The Illinois House approved a sweeping gambling expansion plan Wednesday, renewing an effort to build new casinos and put slot machines at Arlington Park that has stalled since last year. The plan would allow for 1,200 slot machines at the Arlington Heights track, as well as new casinos in Lake County, Chicago, the south suburbs, Rockford and downstate Danville.
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    • The Illinois House approved a plan Wednesday to allow slot machines at Arlington Park and new casinos in Lake County, Chicago and the south suburbs.
    •  The Illinois House approved a plan Wednesday to allow slot machines at Arlington Park and new casinos in Lake County, Chicago and the south suburbs.
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