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Feds: Ex-Burnham Village Clerk Stole $650,000 For Casino Runs

A south suburban elected official who allegedly stole more than $650,000 from taxpayers and spent it at casinos has agreed to plead guilty.


Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Northwest Indiana Casinos Post Lower Revenues Again

The five casinos took in a total of $95.3 million last month, an 8.9 percent drop from the $104.3 million in revenue reported in March 2013, according to the monthly report issued Tuesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.


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.


Casino Gambling

Indiana Gambling Revenue Declines In November

As Illinois continues to consider gambling expansion, Indiana is watching its casino revenue drop.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Says He Won’t Be Signing Latest Gambling Bill

Members of the Illinois General Assembly trying to make a deal with Gov. Pat Quinn over the latest gambling expansion bill have promised him they will pass an ethics ordinance this fall if he will just sign the bill.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Casino Gambling

Bill For New Casinos Soon To Land On Quinn’s Desk

A bill that would create five new casinos in Illinois will likely land on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk by the end of the month.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Report Commissioned By Quinn Casts Doubt On Gambling Revenues

A new report commissioned by Gov. Pat Quinn says the initial gambling expansion bill passed by lawmakers in May would bring in about $840 million less in new revenue than supporters have claimed.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Casino Gambling Slot Machines

State Rep Says Gambling Bill Must Pass This Week

If a gambling bill is going to come to a vote, it has to happen this week, according to the architect of the latest incarnation of legislation to expand gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Lawmakers Discuss Economy; Casinos Don’t Come Up

Gov. Pat Quinn and top Illinois lawmakers talked about jobs at their latest high-level meeting Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2011

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Future Dim For Alternative Illinois Gambling Proposal

A different gambling proposal that encompasses many of Gov. Pat Quinn’s ideas is making its way through the Illinois General Assembly, but its future is dim.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Won’t Sign Gambling Bill, Wants Scaled-Back Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn won’t sign a massive gambling expansion bill is proposing, in its place, a scaled-back alternative that would give Mayor Rahm Emanuel a casino in Chicago


Casino Gambling

Lawmakers Say Revision To Gambling Bill Will Please Everyone

Illinois lawmakers say they have crafted a revision to the expanded gambling proposal that will please everyone, but Gov. Pat Quinn says that’s all news to him.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: Gambling Expansion Remains Up In The Air

Gov. Pat Quinn is telling reporters a decision on a bill to greatly expand casino gambling in Illinois is still very much up in the air.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

Casino Gambling Slot Machines

Survey: Most Illinois Residents Oppose Gambling Expansion

In a new survey, the Chicago Crime Commission says voters throughout the state are against the expansion of casino gambling, as a bill now on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk would authorize.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Report Shows Illinois Gambling Revenues Dropping

The Illinois Gaming Board is out with its latest revenue report, and again it shows the economy continues to trump spending in casinos.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Religious Leaders To Fight Illinois Gambling Expansion

Gov. Pat Quinn’s office could soon be bombarded with calls from religious leaders as he considers whether or not to sign the gambling expansion bill.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Commission: Gambling Expansion Will Draw Organized Crime

The Chicago Crime Commission is warning Gov. Pat Quinn that if he signs the gambling expansion legislation now on his desk, organized crime will be involved.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Casino Smoking

Lung Association: Illinoisans Don’t Want Smoking In Casinos

The American Lung Association is touting a new poll which shows most Illinoisans who gamble would rather do it in a smoke-free environment.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Casino Smoking

Illinois House Votes To Exempt Casinos From Smoking Ban

Illinois lawmakers have begun moving forward with an effort to lift the state’s smoking ban at riverboat casinos located near other states without smoking bans.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

Julie Nowaczyk (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Bookkeeper Accused Of Embezzling More Than $1 Million To Pay Gambling Losses

Julie Nowaczyk, 50, drained money from ENR General Machining Co. over a period of more than four years, county police officials say.