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Lockport finalizes draft for video gaming ordinance

Lockport finalizes draft for video gaming ordinance

While some aldermen seemed unsure of the provisions, there was general agreement at the City Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Wednesday night that the proposed ordinance did not need any further changes. The final draft of the ordinance includes the following...

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Casino gaming theft ring busted in Monroe County, Illinois

Casino gaming theft ring busted in Monroe County, Illinois

MONROE COUNTY, Ill. – The Monroe County Sheriff's Department busted part of a theft ring in southern Illinois. Video gaming machines at three bars were hit the past couple of months. Four people have been arrested but authorities are searching for more suspects. The...

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Trustees recommend Schaumburg allow video gambling

Trustees recommend Schaumburg allow video gambling

By a 4-2 vote, Schaumburg trustees Tuesday recommended replacing the village's outright ban on video gambling for the past seven years with a set of lesser regulations. The village board could formally adopt the new rules at its meeting next Tuesday, Sept. 24,...

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Council approves video gambling changes with concerns

Council approves video gambling changes with concerns

STERLING – The City Council approved an ordinance to conform to changes in state law related to gambling, but not without some opposition from council members. The changes to the ordinance are part of Senate Bill 690, which was signed into law in June and took effect...

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Godfrey approves pot tax, advances video gaming plan

Godfrey approves pot tax, advances video gaming plan

GODFREY – An ordinance taxing cannabis sales was approved 5-1 by the village board Tuesday at the same meeting where officials advanced video gaming in convenience stores on a tie-breaker vote by Mayor Mike McCormick. Also, Kratom sales discussions were put on hold so...

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Marijuana a concern for the alcohol industry

Marijuana a concern for the alcohol industry

Those working in the alcohol industry say Illinois hasn’t crossed all its T’s when it comes to recreational marijuana. A question one local business owner has is how do license holders determine if someone is high on marijuana or being overserved alcohol? Bob Stubler,...

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Why a Casino Can’t Fund Chicago’s Pensions

Why a Casino Can’t Fund Chicago’s Pensions

When my grandmother found out I was playing the horses, she called me up to try to teach me a lesson. I can still hear her bellowing into the phone: “You can’t win gambling!” I didn’t listen to that advice, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot isn’t listening, either. The mayor...

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Cary board to discuss gambling, marijuana rules Tuesday

Cary board to discuss gambling, marijuana rules Tuesday

The Cary Committee of the Whole is set to discuss the possibility of upping the number of video game terminals allowed per establishment in its village ordinance. This discussion is taking place so the village can be "proactive" before state law changes on Jan. 1,...

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Lockport looks to form gaming commission

Lockport looks to form gaming commission

Having decided that Lockport needs more rules for video gambling on its books, the City Council continues to hone its proposed changes to the ordinance regulating the growing business. City Council members debated further as they considered a draft for the amended...

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