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.

Is Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal Under Federal Law and most State Laws?

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

2016 Poster Contest Winners Announced

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.

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