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No dice, yet, for casino re-openings in Illinois

No dice, yet, for casino re-openings in Illinois

While casinos in Las Vegas reopened a week ago and Indiana prepares to welcome back gamblers Monday, it's no dice, yet, for the 10 gambling houses in Illinois. Illinois Gaming Board officials said Thursday the timing and conditions for the resumption of casino...

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Some restaurants defy Pritzker’s dine-in ban

Some restaurants defy Pritzker’s dine-in ban

Under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan, restaurant dining rooms in Illinois are required to stay closed until June 26 at the earliest, but some restaurant owners have decided to open up anyway. All four regions of the state are in Phase 3 of Pritzker’s five-phase...

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Wayne’s Words: Gaming spigot remains turned off

Wayne’s Words: Gaming spigot remains turned off

Gaming revenue losses are one of the many casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Illinois Gaming Board reports, in 2019 Illinois generated more than $821 million in revenue from casinos and video gaming. Casinos and video gaming have been closed to the...

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House vote improves odds for Chicago casino

House vote improves odds for Chicago casino

The Illinois House on Saturday approved adjustments to the tax framework of an expected Chicago casino because its success benefits the whole state, lawmakers from both parties said. The bill was expected to be approved by the Senate as early as Saturday night after a...

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