CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Crime Commission applauds Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's veto of a major gambling expansion bill that would have been detrimental to the citizens of Illinois. "We applaud Governor Quinn's strong stand and conclusion that the gambling expansion bill was critically flawed due to a lack of regulatory safeguards," according to J.R. Davis, President of the Chicago Crime Commission.
"By taking the time to research and carefully evaluate the potential consequences of the most massive gambling legislation ever to be passed in Illinois, Governor Quinn understood that that this bill should not be made into law in Illinois," Davis said.
"Because of his thoughtful approach, Governor Quinn derailed the always ingenious and persistent members of the Crime Syndicate in their efforts to seek out schemes to enrich themselves by getting into the state's legal gambling business," said Art Bilek, Executive Vice President of the Chicago Crime Commission. "We also commend his strength in standing up for the public good and against the powerful forces that support this expansion with millions of dollars available for lobbying and campaign contributions," Bilek concluded.
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SOURCE Chicago Crime Commission