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Gaming debate resurfaces in Fulton

FULTON, Ill. — The Fulton City Council is debating whether it will issue a liquor license to allow a second gaming den to set up in the city. The discussion surfaced at a recent City Council meeting as the result of local businesswoman Kathy Kingery's request for a...

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Lawmakers may gamble on a casino bill again

With a renewed push for casino expansion in Illinois — particularly a facility on the south side of Chicago that has been suggested by outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel — state Sen. Scott Bennett has restarted talk of a casino in Danville. There's been discussion of casino...

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Less Revenue Means Increased Property Taxes

There are a number of reasons to vote "No" on prohibiting video gaming in Forest Park restaurants and bars, but none more compelling than the bottom line: Prohibiting video gaming would be bad for our local economy and for taxpayers. If Forest Park bans...

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State lawmakers again eye gambling expansion

Illinois lawmakers are once again looking at a big expansion of gambling as a way to prop up the state’s ailing finances. A joint hearing of House and Senate committees last week took more testimony on an expansion bill that would add six new casinos,...

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