Gov. Quinn met with critics of gambling and seemed fully engaged on the all negative effects of gambling. That’s a refreshing approach compared with other elected officials who just see the dollar signs from the casino tax revenue. By comparison, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual can’t wait to get his hands on the casino loot. Check out the recent dust-up between Quinn and Emanual here.
In his heart, Quinn seems opposed to allowing more gambling in Illinois. But he is also reportedly searching for a compromise that will allow some gambling while mitigating the problems. Quinn should understand that any compromise is like trying to be a little bit pregnant.