Geneseo churches victorious over video gambling

Geneseo, IL – Video gambling machines won’t be found in Geneseo bars or gas stations. At the Tuesday, Sept. 22 committee of the whole meeting, aldermen voted against forwarding a proposal to allow video gaming to the October city council meeting.  As a result of the vote’s failure, Geneseo’s current … Continue reading

Two Mundelein bars fined in underage video gambling violations

Mundelein, IL – The Illinois Gaming Board voted Sept. 21 to fine two Mundelein businesses $25,000 each and charged them with seven counts that they allegedly allowed underage patrons to play video gambling machines and then did not self report the prohibited activity. One official says this is the first … Continue reading

American College of Pediatricians – Marijuana Use: Detrimental to Youth

Although increasing legalization of marijuana has contributed to the growing belief that marijuana is harmless, research documents the risks of its use by youth are grave. Marijuana is addicting, has adverse effects upon the adolescent brain, is a risk for both cardio-respiratory disease and testicular cancer, and is associated with … Continue reading

City protests Illinois Gaming Board designation of truck stop video gambling

East Peoria – City officials have effectively shut down a licensed video gambling operation at Huck’s Food and Fuel while they try to determine how the convenience store and gas station got a license approved by the state in the first place. The Illinois Gaming Board approved the Huck’s license application, … Continue reading

Public employee pensions continue to lose out to gambling giveaways, expert says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, a leading national gambling critic and University of Illinois expert warns. Since 1990, the state of Illinois has given away between $35 billion and $100 billion to gambling insiders in the form … Continue reading