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Legalizing high potency marijuana, more gambling, LGBT history in schools and taking aim at Illinois’ Parental Notification of Abortion law. Incoming Governor J.B. Pritzker and his fellow Democrats in the General Assembly will have the votes to make their agenda happen. Yet, some Republican leaders say Conservatives should be quiet on social issues.…
State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) has sponsored SB 3144, a bill to double the number of video gambling machines at truck stops. This would legalize up to 10 video slot machines at truck stops.
SB 3144 was called for a vote last week, but fell 3 votes short of passing. The bill has been put on “postpone consideration,” which means it can come up for another vote in the near future.
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The “new” gambling bill, which wasn’t that much different from the one passed by the Illinois General Assembly in May, failed in the Illinois House this evening by a vote of 58 to 53 with 3 voting present. This bill received fewer “yes” votes than did the original version which garnered 65 votes.
The champion of this legislation, State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie), claimed during floor debate that this newest version was better than the version they passed on May 30th. Apparently, his colleagues disagreed with him.
But there is no time to relax. The …
Illinois lawmakers are back in Springfield for round two of the Fall Veto Session, which is scheduled to run through November 10th.
This morning, the Illinois House Executive Committee voted to pass a new gambling bill by a vote of 8-2. Voting against this bill in committee were Representatives Eddie Lee Jackson (D-East St. Louis) and Mike Tryon (R-Cyrstal Lake)
The new bill, SB 1849, introduced by State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie), would bring five new casinos to Illinois. The proposed locations of these casinos are Chicago, Rockford, Danville, Park City and somewhere in the south suburbs of Chicago. …
The Illinois Family Institute has sent a letter to Governor Quinn, with more than 200 signatures of Illinois pastors. The letter implores the governor to veto the massive gambling bill passed by the Illinois General Assembly during the closing days of the Spring Session — Senate Bill 744.
The Chicago Crime Commission warned to expect more scandal and corruption that this expansion of gambling will surely bring.
“It greatly concerns us that gambling’s presence is growing rapidly in Illinois . It is already the fourth leading cause of bankruptcy and the fastest growing teen addiction,” said David E. …
By Steve Scherrer, Rockford Pro-Family Activist
True leadership requires individuals who have a clear vision on how to build a better future for their constituents. Our local political class, business leadership and newspaper, in their passionate pursuit of a Rockford casino, all seem mesmerized by the allure of a quick fix to this area’s economic problems. The arguments the pro-casino advocates are putting forward are in some cases ridiculous.
Chuck Sweeny’s column June 26 indicates he thinks that a 401(k) and putting money in a slot machine represent a similar investment. I have the image in my mind of financial …
Aaron Jaffe, chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board, appeared on WTTW Chicago Tonight this week. Please watch this informative video: July 20, 2011 – Illinois Gaming Chair | Chicago Tonight | PBS Video
Steve Chapman’s recent column seems to dismiss critics who are concerned about the impact of the massive expansion of gambling and the legalization of video gambling statewide. The results of a natural experiment in South Dakota, suggest that the accessibility and availability of video gambling machines is an important factor in the number of people being adversely impacted by gambling.
The National Gambling Impact Study Commission …
One bet is for sure: Gambling expansion never sleeps.
Where loopholes in the law exist, gambling will find a way to bypass the intent of the law. Where masses of people visit or live, gambling will find a way to exploit them. Where there is money to be had, gambling interests will mine it, regardless of the harm caused. It’s the nature of gambling and greed.
Such is the sad irony playing out in our nation’s capital with a recent lottery-based online gambling amendment.
District of Columbia council member, Michael A. Brown, slipped an amendment …