John Kindt: Casino bills take billions from education

Herald&Review, May 23, 2017: Passing the Illinois Senate on May 17 and pending in the House, Senate Bill 7 would authorize a Chicago Casino Development Authority (CCDA) as a government unto itself via a “perpetual” license with all owned or “leased” property tax exempt. CCDA is legislatively designed to be … Continue reading

Illinois Business Journal: Counterpoint – Should gambling be expanded in Illinois?

No, the state has more than enough gambling! by Anita Bedell You might think the state would be flush with money from all of the gambling that has been legalized:  lottery, Internet lottery, casinos, video gambling, horse racing, off-track betting parlors, advance deposit wagering (Internet gambling on horse racing), and … Continue reading

2017 Poster Contest

April is Alcohol Awareness Month! All Illinois students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to participate in the 22nd Annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. Participation Guidelines “Did You Know” educational sheet that explains how alcohol harms an adolescent brain Educating youth on the dangers of alcohol is important!  Alcohol … Continue reading

Is small-town video gambling drying up?

For local towns with populations of less than 2,000, video gaming has stalled.  As a collective, towns in La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties with a population of less than 2,000 people have not exceeded last year’s gambling revenue totals.  Read the whole article.