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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.

04/10/2014

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.

03/19/2013

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Snoop Dogg To Throw Out First Pitch At White Sox Game Tonight

Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg will throw out the first pitch before Thursday’s game between the White Sox and Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

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Most Northwest Indiana Casinos’ Revenues Down In June

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.

07/09/2011

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Hammond, Joliet Officials Worried About Casino Expansion

If the massive gambling expansion bill now on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk goes ahead, it would mean extremely tough competition for casinos in places such as Hammond, Ind., and Joliet.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011