2018 Poster Contest

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

What Will Legal Marijuana Cost Employers?

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

Communities with the Highest Video Gambling Losses

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

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

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