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Urbana grocery store looking to add video gambling

URBANA, Ill. (WCCU) — The debate about video gambling in Urbana is back. The local Save-A-Lot store on Broadway Avenue is looking to add up to five gambling machines in its liquor store. The business is looking to make a profit, but for some frequent shoppers, they...

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Unpacking Pritzker’s Tax Proposals: Gambling

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker last month laid out his plan for a state budget. But the Democratic governor is perhaps being too optimistic, counting on proposals for tax revenue sources that still need to be negotiated. One of those is the expansion of gambling and...

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Schaumburg mayoral candidates debate video gambling ban

Whether and when to revisit Schaumburg's ban on video gambling is an issue on which the village's three mayoral candidates are taking distinct positions. While attorney Matthew Steward said he's philosophically opposed to allowing video gambling, both current village...

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Mount Prospect grants three more video gambling licenses

For years, Mount Prospect resisted allowing gambling in the village. But now that video gambling is permitted, establishments are lining up to get their piece of the action. On Tuesday, the village granted three video gaming liquor licenses: to Sam's Place, 15 W....

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Video Gambling Proposal Gets Second Chance In Palatine

PALATINE, IL — Video gambling is back on the table after the village council agreed to plan a May discussion to revisit its opposition to permitting video gambling in Palatine. The meeting is set for May 13. The council voted this week to revive talks it tabled in...

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Video Gaming Booms Locally According to 2018 Stats

The money goes in, the buttons are pressed, and lady luck may show up. Machine game names like Texas Dice, Vegas 7, Wonder Woman, and Spartacus. The state of Illinois year-end gaming report shows over $32 billion were dropped in video gaming devices in 2018. Players...

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