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

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

Annual Conference of the American Council on Alcohol & Addiction Problems

Everyone is invited to the annual conference of the American Council on Alcohol & Addiction Problems (ACAAP) on Tuesday, September 20 from 9:00 AM – 3:00.  $25 registration includes lunch.  2016 Registration Form and additional information.  Hear prominent experts speak on alcohol & other drug policy issues; “How-to” workshops and seminars; reports … Continue reading

Video gambling establishments that have underage drinking violations

Follow this link to see a list of video gambling establishments that have been cited for underage drinking violations by the the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.  Under current Illinois law, a business must have a liquor license before applying for a video gambling license.  This data, compiled by ILCAAAP, raises concerns … 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

First Worldwide Addiction Stats Released

We are being led to believe that decriminalizing / legalizing marijuana will save taxpayer money.  A new study shows the opposite is true – more damage is done by legal drugs. The firist worldwide addiction statistics are summarized below. Medscape.com First Worldwide Addiction Stats Released by Fran Lowry, May 18, … Continue reading

Marijuana intoxication blamed in more deaths and injuries

DENVER (CBS4) – Another death in Colorado has been listed as having “marijuana intoxication” as a factor, according to a CBS4 investigation, and several other families are now saying they believed the deaths of their loved ones can be traced to recreational marijuana use. Daniel Juarez, an 18-year-old from Brighton, … Continue reading

Testimony mounts for and against Chicago-only casino option

Editorial: Massive gaming expansion still bad bet for Illinois The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus | Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015 11:00 pm Some Springfield observers say this is the do-or-die year for a massive Illinois gambling expansion that includes a Chicago casino. We wouldn’t bet on it, given … Continue reading