All bets are on — Illinois Gov. signs $45B capital plan, massive gambling expansion Mitchell Armentrout, Chicago Sun Times · June 28, 2019 at 3:10 pm New schools, roads and bridges. A massive casino in Chicago, and an array of new gambling options, including sports betting. And a slew of new taxes. They’re all part of the $45 billion capital plan signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday in Springfield, as part of his statewide tour continuing through Monday to tout the new spending package that marks the latest in a legislative winning streak to open the Chicago Democrat’s tenure. Branding it as “Rebuild Illinois,” Pritzker called the capital plan “the most comprehensive reconstruction effort in this state’s history. In a statement, American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller said Illinois became the 17th U.S. jurisdiction to legalize sports betting, joining a growing number of states that have taken action since the Supreme Court deemed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act unconstitutional last year. “As the state rolls out its sports betting framework, it’s critical that Illinois sports teams and other newcomers to the gaming business follow the lead of the state’s licensed gaming operators in advancing responsible gaming practices that ensure protections for consumers, bets and game integrity,” Miller said.