Police Lights Police Car

Bus Drives Off Bridge Near Gary Casino

A bus went off the side of a bridge early Sunday near the Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Ind., leaving the driver unable to talk.


Gamblers play the slots. (CBS)

Wheelchair Thief Strikes At Indiana Casino

It was a reverse jackpot for an injured woman who got caught up in the slots. WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports.


File photo of a slot machine. (CBS)

Iowa Casino Doesn’t Have To Pay Antioch Grandmother $41M Jackpot Glitch

When an Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she’d hit it big. The screen said: “Bonus Award – $41797550.16.” But state officials later concluded the award was a computer glitch, and the Iowa Supreme Court ruled McKee didn’t hit any jackpot — no matter what the screen told her.


James R. Thompson Center

Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson Center

Its known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but some gambling supporters have proposed to put a casino in the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.


Casino Gambling

Gaming Board Considering 24/7 Operations For Illinois Casinos

Illinois casinos are currently required to close for two hours a day but spokesman Tom Swoike is arguing for round the clock operation, seven days a week.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Illinois Gaming Board Should Have Oversight Over Chicago Casino

Mayor Emanuel has backed legislation that would establish a Chicago gaming board to oversee a city casino operation. But speaking at a city club luncheon, Governor Quinn said state regulators must have the ultimate power of oversight.


A photo of a ring that police believe was taken from Mary Austgen during the abduction. (Credit: Griffith Police Department)

Police: Stolen Rings May Lead To Casino Murder Suspect

Griffith Police believe that the person who kidnapped Mary Austgen may have taken two rings she was wearing during the abduction.


Harrah's Casino, Joliet. (CBS)

2 Investigators, BGA: Casino Treats Joliet Officials To VIP Cards

It’s not illegal, but it’s a bad bet, the BGA says. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.


Photo of the suspect. (Credit: Griffith Police Department)

Photos Released Of Possible Suspect Wanted For Abducting Woman Found Dead At Casino

The Griffith Indiana Police Department has released photos of a possible suspect believed to responsible for abducting 76-year-old Mary C. Austgen from her business on March 28.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel: Chicago Casino Money Would Go To Schools

Mayor Emanuel says Chicago children would be the beneficiaries if the state allows the city to have a gambling casino.


File photo of a slot machine. (CBS)

State Sen. Wants Casino Revenue To Go To Police, Fire Pensions

State Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-Chicago) said 20 percent of the revenue of the city-owned casino in Chicago should go to the city’s police and fire pension funds.


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Gov. Quinn Vetoes Casino Expansion Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed the casino expansion bill.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Pushes For Chicago Casino Legislation As Deadline Looms

Gov. Pat Quinn has until Tuesday of next week to decide whether he will sign, reject or alter legislation expanding gambling in Illinois – and allowing a casino in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) was "putting the cart before the horse" by talking about plans for what the city would do with revenue from a Chicago casino, when Quinn has yet to decide whether to sign legislation for a major gambling expansion in Illinois. Emanuel said he "will not allow Chicago’s future to be held hostage because the state obviously has other financial issues and their resources have been drying up over the years." (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Downplays Report He Cussed At Governor

Witnesses describe an expletive-filled phone call to Gov. Pat Quinn over how the governor has dealt with casino gambling and pension reform.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Continues Push For Chicago Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he is still pushing for the Illinois General Assembly to approve a bill expanding casino gambling on the state, and clearing the way for a Chicago casino.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Daniel G. Rago, 52, was arrested after slapping Devin Hester in the back of the head. (Des Plaines Police Department)

Man Who Slapped Bears’ Hester At Casino Pleads Guilty

The man accused of slapping the back of Devin Hester’s head at a Des Plaines casino in October pleaded guilty Thursday and avoided jail time.


Casino Gambling

Ministers Push For Casino In Ford Heights

A coalition of south suburban ministers said Monday that it’s not promoting gambling, but the ministers do want a casino in far south suburban Ford Heights.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

Casino Gambling

Kane County Official Warns Casino Tax Revenues Are Unsustainable

The head of the Kane County Board is warning that the county has to wean itself from what she calls an unreliable source of revenue.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Casino Gambling Slot Machines

New Casino Is ‘Cannibalizing’ Business At Other Facilities, Official Says

New figures seem to support the argument that new casinos cannibalize the profits of existing ones.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: City Desperately Needs Cash From Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he and Gov. Pat Quinn should be able to work out their differences over legislation that would clear the way for a casino in Chicago, among other places.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011