April is Alcohol Awareness Month! All Illinois students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to participate in the 25th Annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. Poster Contest Guidelines “Did You Know” – great information to share with students about how alcohol harms an adolescent brain Educating youth on the dangers of alcohol … Continue reading
Contact your Mayor, Village Trustees, Aldermen, and ask them to support an ordinance to prohibit a marijuana dispensary and marijuana businesses. Sample ordinance Talk with churches/pastoral associations, local law enforcement, doctors, counselors, fire chief and emergency personnel, teachers, school administrators, activists, and others in the community and ask them to … Continue reading
Sign a petition to give problem gamblers in Illinois the option to voluntarily self-exclude from non-casino slots. Taken from the change.org petition to the Illinois Gaming Board: Problem gamblers are left at a loss with the explosion of non -casino Slots. Slot machines are referred to as “Electronic Morphine” and … Continue reading
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has compiled a guide for parents about how to talk to their children about vaping. Visit the Partnership for Drug-Free Kid’s website to view the guide or download the guide here: What-You-Need-to-Know-and-How-to-Talk-to-Your-Kids-About-Vaping-Guide-Partnership-for-Drug-Free-Kids
Weed use is taking off as more states move to legalize it. And with all the buzz over medical marijuana, it’s starting to gain an aura of healthfulness. But there are some serious health risks associated with frequent use. One of the more troubling ones is the risk of having … Continue reading
How much harm to human health does alcohol really do? Any what are some strategies to limit or reduce the harmful use of alcohol? Take a look at this infographic from the World Health Organization (2018).
SB 690 – Massive Expansion of Gambling Casinos Chicago casino with 4,000 gambling positions – revenue split equally between the City, State, and owner New casinos in Waukegan, Danville, Rockford, South suburbs of Chicago, Walker’s Bluff Winery Slot machines at O’Hare and Midway Airports, using some of Chicago’s 4,000 positions … Continue reading
Please join us at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 10 to lobby on the issues of marijuana legalization and gambling expansion. Please meet at the ILCAAAP table in the North Hall of the Capitol at 10:00 AM to receive information and material to help you lobby. Please meet back … Continue reading
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See a list of Illinois municipalities which have the largest gambling losses. Top Illinois Communities