Benjamin Yount, Metro Networks
Chicago, IL -(Effingham Radio)- Illinois lawmakers are setting the table to legalize sports gambling.
A joint statehouse committee will meet today in Springfield to look at everything from daily fantasy sports to betting kiosks in bars and restaurants.
Supports say Illinois can use the millions-of dollars that legal gambling would generate to pay down old bills or build new roads.
There is some talk at the statehouse of voting on a gambling plan as early as next month.