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Illinois Close to Losing “Gambling Boarder War”

Gambling expansion supporters want lawmakers to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of a bill that would bring new casinos to five Illinois cities, including Chicago and Rockford. Proponents say it will bring 20,000 jobs to Illinois. The Rockford Register Star wants the veto: “If legislation doesn’t pass soon, Illinois will lose the gambling border war as plans for a megacomplex in Beloit, Wis., move forward.”

Is there a pension problem?

Some call it fake reform, some say it’s meaningless, some say it’s reckless. The editorial board at the Rockford Register Star says what the heck, vote for the constitutional amendment on pension enhancements Nov. 6. “ On Nov. 6, vote yes to take a small step toward recognizing that there is a pension problem,” the paper says.

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