Slots at Arlington gets labor backing

Slots at Arlington gets labor backing

Posted by Mike Riopell on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 14:18

A handful of labor unions plan to publicly back slot machines at Arlington Park tomorrow.

The news conference has been arranged by the Illinois Revenue and Jobs Alliance, a group that includes Arlington Park that has sprung up to push for a gambling expansion plan that includes slots at the track.

They released a study earlier this year trying to support the idea.

Gov. Pat Quinn continues to oppose slots at tracks, though. A compromise has been tough to find, and lawmakers have had their hands full with a daunting annual budget.

So despite lawmakers' approval of gambling expansion last year for the first time, all has been quiet on that front so far this year.

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