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    • Campaign cash flows from medical marijuana interests to state Rep. Lou Lang - Reboot Illinois June 15, 2015
      Reboot IllinoisCampaign cash flows from medical marijuana interests to state Rep. Lou LangReboot IllinoisLou Lang isn't a household name, but the veteran state legislator is well known to many as the driving force behind one of the biggest changes to Illinois' law books in decades: The legalization of medical marijuana. He's also been showered […]
    • Misplaying the blame game - Herald & Review July 7, 2015
      Misplaying the blame gameHerald & ReviewNo wonder Skokie Democrat Lou Lang recently stated at a hearing, “How we got here doesn't matter.” No one wants to own that record. The budget that Rauner vetoed to set off the current budget battle was more of the same. The Illinois House and Senate ...and more »
    • Shutdown and showdown in Springfield - Chicago Tribune July 1, 2015
      Chicago TribuneShutdown and showdown in SpringfieldChicago TribuneLou Lang of Skokie, shown on the House floor earlier in the month, asserted June 30, 2015, during a hearing on the implications of a state government shutdown that, “It doesn't matter how we got here.” He's wrong about that — how we got here is by ...Essential Services BudgetAlton Da […]
    • The Sunday Spin Full Show 6/7/15: Kurt Erickson, State Representative Lou ... - WGN Radio June 7, 2015
      WGN RadioThe Sunday Spin Full Show 6/7/15: Kurt Erickson, State Representative Lou ...WGN RadioThis Sunday, we are spinning right back to the Allstate Showcase Studio after spending a week in Springfield. Guests for this week show include: Kurt Erickson, Springfield bureau chief for the Lee Enterprises newspapers, State Representative Lou Lang ...
    • The Cujo Remake's New Title Isn't Going To Sit Well With Some Fans - Cinema Blend July 6, 2015
      Cinema BlendThe Cujo Remake's New Title Isn't Going To Sit Well With Some FansCinema BlendMovie remakes of Stephen King stories are hardly a new thing (we're only a couple years removed from the Carrie re-do, and a new It is still in the works), but the new version of Cujo that is now in the works will probably have a lot of fans scratching .. […]
    • Illinois House defeats 1-month budget, battle continues - Danville Commercial News July 2, 2015
      Danville Commercial NewsIllinois House defeats 1-month budget, battle continuesDanville Commercial NewsLou Lang, rear, and Tim Nuding, right, Director of Governor's Office of Management and Budget, along with Jason Barclay, Governor's General Counsel, argue over the legality of paying state employees without a budget in place at the state Capitol . […]
    • Hello Columbus: Reader-submitted vacation photos - Columbus Dispatch July 5, 2015
      Columbus DispatchHello Columbus: Reader-submitted vacation photosColumbus DispatchAlaska Kacie Lang, left, and Lori Lang of Hilliard stand on Ruth Glacier at Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The travelers recommend taking a flight-seeing tour from Talkeetna to behold sights that can't be seen on the ground. Massachusetts ...
    • Legislation to fight heroin on governor's desk - Bloomington Pantagraph June 30, 2015
      Bloomington PantagraphLegislation to fight heroin on governor's deskBloomington PantagraphSPRINGFIELD — Against the backdrop of the state's budget crisis, lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a proposal to fight the heroin epidemic that could cost as much as $30 million. But, the main sponsor of the legislation, state Rep. Lou Lang, D ...and more  […]
    • Illinois Democrats seek temporary budget to keep government open - Reuters June 30, 2015
      ReutersIllinois Democrats seek temporary budget to keep government openReuters"The people of Illinois need to know who will be hurt and what we will do to provide essential services ... who will be paid, who won't be paid," said Democratic State Representative Lou Lang, who chaired the meeting. Rauner signed a school funding ...Fiscal year wil […]
    • Person uses BB gun, fires at Pace bus on Eisenhower Expressway - Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News (blog) July 2, 2015
      Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News (blog)Person uses BB gun, fires at Pace bus on Eisenhower ExpresswayChicago Sun-Times - Breaking News (blog)Lou Lang, D-Skokie, said. Republicans saw it differently. “The Earth isn't going to stop its rotation. The sun is going to rise and, thankfully, we will get there,” Republican Rep. Ron Sandack, of Downers Grove, s […]
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WBEZ: Rep. Lou Lang Moving Forward with Illinois Gaming “Clean-Up” Legislation

(Chicago, IL) — With no detailed feedback still from Gov. Pat Quinn‘s office, Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is moving forward with a “clean=up bill” that will attempt to address some of the governor’s public criticism of Illinois gaming legislation that will soon land on Quinn’s desk.

WBEZ radio’s Kristen McQueary has the story:

“Despite delays and debunked predictions—and a never-ending wait for Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision on a gambling expansion bill—supporters of expanded gambling in Illinois say they expect to find common ground by Oct. 25, the first day of the fall veto session.

The bill, stalled for months due to policy differences, political infighting and Quinn’s reluctance to increase gambling venues, remains a top priority.

But the waiting game may be ending soon. Unless Quinn outlines his concerns “in short order,” legislative leaders will present him with their own version of a clean-up gaming bill, known as a trailer bill, that will tighten control over the proposed Chicago-owned casino, according to State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), House sponsor of the bill.”

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