April is Alcohol Awareness Month! All Illinois students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to participate in the 23rd Annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. Participation Guidelines Did You Know – great information to share with students about how alcohol harms an adolescent brain Educating youth on the dangers of alcohol is … Continue reading
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
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
This White Paper authored by the National Families in Action (Atlanta, GA) examines the complexities employers are facing or will face as marijuana is legalized for medical or recreational use in various states. As litigation in these states unfolds and begins to build case law, this paper asks several questions … Continue reading
Is your community on this list of top 40 Illinois municipalities with the highest video gambling losses? Take a look at how losses in the top 2 municipalities exceed the rest. And, keep in mind that Illinois residents have lost a staggering 3,419,600,082.09 since video gambling was first legalized in … Continue reading
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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.
In this Op-ed Prof. John Kindt writes: Virtually a nonentity in 2012, by 2015 Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) was the largest advertiser in the United States. But by the end of 2015, DFS was the subject of investigations by the U.S. Attorney Offices in New York, Boston, and Tampa. Other criminal … Continue reading
All Illinois students in grades 6-12 were invited to participate in the 2016 Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. Winners were announced April 20, 2016. Pictured above are two of the poster contest winners, Emme Neumann and Alexandra Bradley of Our Savior’s Lutheran in Springfield, IL.
Moral objection to gambling has a long history not only in central Illinois but throughout the United States, reaching back to George Washington, who shared his own objections in a letter to his nephew Bushrod Washington on January 15, 1783. “Avoid gaming. This is a vice which is productive of … Continue reading