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Gambling backers focus on overriding Quinn veto

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Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of a gambling bill stymied Arlington Park racetrack again in its attempt to gain approval for slot machines.

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The impact of Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to veto a major gambling proposal spread far and wide across the suburbs Tuesday, from employees at Arlington Park to mayors who cheered or decried Quinn's move. Quinn's veto blocks a plan that would have allowed up to 1,200 slot machines at Arlington Park, as well as new casinos in Lake County, Chicago and elsewhere. State Sen. Terry Link, a Waukegan Democrat who helped write the legislation, slammed Quinn for not negotiating with lawmakers despite their attempts to contact him and find compromise.
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