Illinois House passes casino legislation pushed by Lightfoot

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois House has passed legislation that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been pushing for that would change the tax structure for a casino in the city.  As of late Saturday afternoon, lawmakers had yet to pass a budget.

But on Friday night, lawmakers appeared poised to consider As of late Saturday afternoon, the Illinois House had not yet passed a budget for the next year. But the House is poised to consider a $42.64 billion operating budget for next year, a 6.8% increase over current spending, that relies heavily on money from the federal government.

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