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On Monday, Governor Pat Quinn threatened to veto a major gambling expansion bill and instead proposed scaled-back alternative that would allow a casino in Chicago and up to four other new casinos, but not slot machines at racetracks, airports, and the state fairgrounds.
CHICAGO, IL (Catholic Online) - Quinn remarked that he was concerned that the bill would not protect integrity, and was too large, and excessive. Most importantly, he was concerned that it would not provide adequate revenue for education. He explained that he did not want Illinois to become the Las Vegas of the Midwest.
Quinn's position guarantees that more discussions will be held before a final bill is proposed and accepted.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.