An anti-crime group is backing legislation in the Illinois General Assembly that would outlaw “sweepstakes” machines that the group says are illegal video gambling devices — unregulated and inviting to organized crime.
The four contenders spoke at a Thursday evening forum in Peoria.
The Bears and Lions do battle in week four, get your wagers here that you’ll likely not find anywhere in Vegas!
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.
The McNeil and Spiegel Show’s Showpot had a tough go over the weekend.
The City Council has approved a crackdown on people who blatantly violate the laws on some key quality of life issues.
Drinking, gambling and urinating on the public way are crimes that, Chicago Police contend, can “ruin the social fabric” of a neighborhood and set the stage for more serious crimes, including prostitution, gang loitering and narcotics sales.
An IRS agent indicates he gave Commissioner Bill Beavers every possible break in figuring his tax liabilities, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
During a losing streak at Hammond’s Horseshoe Casino in April 2007, William Beavers went back to the bank three times in less than five hours to cash a total of $6,000 in checks from his political campaign fund, prosecutors alleged as the Cook County commissioner’s trial began Thursday.
As lawmakers in Springfield take another shot at a gambling expansion bill, there’s a new look out at the behavior of gamblers.
Starting tonight, customers at Avenue Flower Shop and Wine bar will be able to have a glass of wine, order a bouquet of flowers and play a little video poker.
As Illinois continues to consider gambling expansion, Indiana is watching its casino revenue drop.
A federal judge has barred Cook County Commissioner William Beavers from telling jurors at his tax evasion trial that he repaid campaign funds he borrowed after he learned of a federal investigation, unless Beavers takes the stand.
A former executive of a Chicago bank stole more than $3 million from the institution over 15 years and using it mainly to feed her gambling habit, according to federal prosecutors.
Las Vegas casinos think this weekend’s NFL games will be the highest-scoring ever thanks to the league’s replacement officials.
Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed the casino expansion bill.
The deadline is nearing for Gov. Pat Quinn to act on the state’s gambling expansion bill.
At first, it seemed like a coincidence, the kind of thing that happens from time to time at a casino, where the same number or same sequence of cards happens twice in a row.
Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.
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.