Don’t Bet On Springfield Casino This Year 

(Springfield, IL)  —  The odds are stacked against a casino for the state capital. Lawmakers yesterday refused to add a Springfield casino to the gambling package circling at the statehouse. Lawmakers have tried for years to find the votes to add casinos in Chicago, Rockford, Danville, the south suburbs, and southern Illinois. Lawmakers say it’s tough enough to get that gambling expansion through the statehouse, it’d be even tougher to start adding things now.