CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is launching a new state website aimed at helping people affected by gambling addictions.
The Illinois Department of Human Services announced the website WeKnowtheFeeling.org .READ MORE: Dixmoor Boil Order Remains In Effect As Crews Continue Work To Identify Source Of Weeklong Water Woes
The new website comes as gambling is expanding across the nation.
In Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker is looking to expanded sports betting to help close a multibillion-dollar state budget hole. The Legislature would first have to legalize expanded wagering.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Likely Sunday, Breezy Late
Illinois already operates a hotline for people with gambling problems. Deputy Governor Sol Flores says Illinois’ 24-hour hotline, 1-800-GAMBLER, receives thousands of calls each month. Flores says “we hope to see a large number of people utilize our website the same way.”
The website connects people to treatment and provides a place for people to share their stories.MORE NEWS: Metra Train Hits Chicago Police Car In Melrose Park
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