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Brookfield poised to allow more gambling machines

Brookfield poised to allow more gambling machines

Brookfield village trustees at their next meeting on July 27 are expected to allow bars and restaurants that have video gambling machines to increase the number of terminals in those businesses from five to six. The move comes just weeks after bars and restaurants...

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Batavia City Council votes to waive liquor tax renewal fees

Batavia City Council votes to waive liquor tax renewal fees

BATAVIA – The Batavia City Council approved to waive the city's annual liquor tax renewal fees for fiscal year 2020 by a vote of 7 to 6 at Monday night's meeting. The ultimate waiver of the fee is through an application process, not done automatically. The Committee...

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Easing restrictions a jackpot for Decatur business owner

Easing restrictions a jackpot for Decatur business owner

Bands playing in the parking lot. Hungry people eating meals inside. The excitement of a winning spin on a video gaming machine. And a full staff ready to cater to the needs of the customers. Oh, what a difference a week can make. Prior to June 26, when the state...

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Chicago casino bill signed into law

Chicago casino bill signed into law

Gov. JB Pritzker signed SB 516 into law on Tuesday, finalizing a gaming package that paves the way for a Chicago casino by reworking existing tax structures, allowing gaming at the State Fair and providing relief during the pandemic. The bill is intended to fund...

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Higher Minimum Wage, Gas Tax Increase Among New Laws

Higher Minimum Wage, Gas Tax Increase Among New Laws

July 1 marks the start of a new fiscal year in Illinois.  It also means several new laws take effect.  Here is a rundown of some of those: Minimum Wage The minimum wage is going up in the state.  Workers across most of Illinois will see a boost in their pay to...

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