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.
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.
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.
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.
Griffith Police believe that the person who kidnapped Mary Austgen may have taken two rings she was wearing during the abduction.
It’s not illegal, but it’s a bad bet, the BGA says. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
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 Emanuel says Chicago children would be the beneficiaries if the state allows the city to have a gambling casino.
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.
Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed the casino expansion bill.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
New figures seem to support the argument that new casinos cannibalize the profits of existing ones.
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.
Gov. Pat Quinn gave Mayor Rahm Emanuel a piece of his mind on Tuesday, telling him you can’t spend money from a Chicago casino that is still a long way from reality.
The Northwest Indiana casino market, like that in all the Chicago area, continued to decline last month, with only Ameristar in East Chicago showing some increase in revenues.