The community hosting the great pumpkin festival is now considering whether it should also be hosting video poker games. WBBM’s John Cody has more on the debate underway in north suburban Highwood.
Video gambling in the state seems to be in a holding pattern.
A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a reputed mob boss to 25 years in prison.
An Illinois lawmaker has revived his idea to put gasoline sales tax proceeds toward capital construction projects, replacing controversial video gambling as a revenue source.
If the state’s Capital Construction Program is revived, much of the money for it would come from legalized video poker machines.
In a surprise move, Senate President John Cullerton Wednesday took steps to gut the controversial 2009 state law that authorized video gambling machines in bars and restaurants throughout the state, the Sun-Times is reporting.
As pro-casino forces continue lobbying Springfield for an expansion of gambling, Ald. Joe Moore (49th) says the people should judge.
Closing arguments are under way in the federal racketeering trial of a reputed Chicago mob boss and his alleged crew.