A Chicago-area legislator is trying to re-start negotiations over a big expansion of gambling.
Gambling was a big issue earlier this year, but negotiations fell apart in May, at the end of the spring legislative session. Since then, attention has moved to other issues, like the state's underfunded pension systems, according to Rep. Bob Rita, D-Blue Island, and nothing has happened on gaming expansion.
So he held a hearing in which people with an interest in gambling could say where they stand. He acknowledges that little has changed since the spring.