Casino Gambling

Officials Blame Video Gambling For Declining Revenue At Illinois Casinos

Local and gaming officials say the rise of video gambling in Illinois is causing revenues to fall at the state’s casinos, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Video Poker machine. (CBS)

DuPage Considering Lifting Video Gambling Ban

Five years after the DuPage County Board banned video gaming machines, they could soon be coming to an establishment near you, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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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.


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

Commission: ‘Sweepstakes’ Games Should Be Outlawed

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.


(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

GOP Governor Candidates Share Views On Gambling

The four contenders spoke at a Thursday evening forum in Peoria.


Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions rushes against the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Over/Unders for Bears at Lions

The Bears and Lions do battle in week four, get your wagers here that you’ll likely not find anywhere in Vegas!

670 The Score–09/29/2013

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.


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Who Do You Love – Week 1 Results

The McNeil and Spiegel Show’s Showpot had a tough go over the weekend.


Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Approves Increased Penalties For ‘Quality Of Life’ Crimes

The City Council has approved a crackdown on people who blatantly violate the laws on some key quality of life issues.

WBBM Newsradio–04/10/2013

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

Mayor Wants To Get Tough On Drinking, Gambling, Urinating In Public

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.


Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

IRS Agent Links William Beavers’ Campaign Spending To Gambling Sprees

An IRS agent indicates he gave Commissioner Bill Beavers every possible break in figuring his tax liabilities, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Cook County Commissioner William Beavers speaks to reporters at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on March 11, 2013, as proceedings got underway in his trial on tax evasion charges. (Credit: CBS)

Dramatic Opening For Defense In Beavers Tax Trial

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.


Study: Kids Left Alone While Adults Gamble

As lawmakers in Springfield take another shot at a gambling expansion bill, there’s a new look out at the behavior of gamblers.


Video Poker machine. (CBS)

Oak Lawn Wine And Flower Shop To Add Video Gambling

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.


Casino Gambling

Indiana Gambling Revenue Declines In November

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


Cook County Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th)

Beavers Can Tell Jury He Repaid Borrowed Campaign Funds If He Testifies

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.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

Stack of cash (CBS)

Feds: Former Bank Exec Stole $3M From Bank To Gamble

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.


Broncos' head coach John Fox yells at replacement referee Jimmy Buchanan. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NFL Replacement Officials Affecting Vegas Bets

Las Vegas casinos think this weekend’s NFL games will be the highest-scoring ever thanks to the league’s replacement officials.


Casino Gambling Slot Machines

Gov. Quinn Vetoes Casino Expansion Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed the casino expansion bill.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Deadline Coming For Action By Quinn On Gambling Bill

The deadline is nearing for Gov. Pat Quinn to act on the state’s gambling expansion bill.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012