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Six new casinos are planned for Illinois. Lawmakers expect hefty tax revenue, but the casinos also raise the risk of problem gambling. 

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A published report details problems that occurred during former Gov. Pat Quinn's administration as Illinois closed a large institution for disabled adults.

The Chicago Tribune reports state officials required group home operators to promise not to undermine the state's closure plans - or risk getting no referrals to fill empty beds.

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An Illinois Department of Human Services official has told state legislators that group homes for adults with disabilities will face stricter licensing standards and enforcement, and that they'll be graded on safety and quality for the first time.

The Chicago Tribune reports department secretary James Dimas told Senate and House lawmakers the department has launched over a dozen reform measures to increase enforcement of 3,000 group homes across Illinois and boost public transparency involving the care of 12,000 adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.