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Peoria council questions city proposal on video gaming fees

PEORIA — City Council members had plenty of questions about a proposal to increase fees on video gaming machines within Peoria. 5th District Councilman Denis Cyr criticized the proposed increase, which would double fees from $500 to $1,000 for each machine, noting the...

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Harvard video gambling limitations up for discussion

A discussion on limiting the number of video gaming licenses in Harvard that was tabled in August is back on the city’s Zoning, Planning and Ordinance Committee’s agenda for a Wednesday meeting. Harvard has 80 video gambling machines across 17 establishments. The idea...

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Video Gambling Machines Shut Down in Town

The lights are out, the plugs are pulled and the video gaming machines have officially been shut down in Forest Park. After the Cook County Clerk certified the election results on Nov. 27, the state turned them off the following day, said Tim Gillian, village...

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Report: Video gambling sees significant growth in Illinois

Video gambling has seen significant growth in Illinois, with revenues increasing by more than 75 percent in just the last three years, a new state report concludes. The report released last month by the state’s Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability...

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Voters can turn their backs on video gambling

Lost among last week’s election stories about blue waves, red tsunamis, new governors, and the chickens and roosters of Ransom was a statewide story that could have a trickling effect across the Illinois Valley community. It was a referendum in suburban Forest Park,...

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