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Gambling expansion bill dead for spring session
The House sponsor of a major gambling expansion plan that includes a Chicago casino declared the proposal dead for the spring session. Â Â Â Â
Compulsive gambling needs more cash
Tom Leksan lost nearly everything when gambling became an addiction with easy access to casinos. Once an Ohio lawyer, Leksan lost his job and marriage because of gambling, specifically blackjack. He had ...
Gambling addiction growing but few admit to it
Psychiatrists, activists and casino managers insist that gambling is a growing addiction in India, but are quick to add that addicts remain poker-faced when confronted with the issue. Â Â Â Â
No gambling expansion this session
Lawmakers will leave Springfield without a deal on gambling expansion, leaving Lake County without a casino and Arlington International Racecourse without its coveted 1,200 slot machines for another year.
State commission hires problem gambling expert
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Gambling expansion advances from Ill. House panel
A plan to expand gambling in Illinois has advanced out of a key House committee. The proposal calls for five new casinos including one in Chicago and scores of slot machines. But bill sponsor Rep. Robert ...
Gambling expansion still up in the air
A plan to expand gambling in Illinois is still being negotiated and it's unclear if lawmakers will take it up, with just hours left in the session to deal with other major issues.
2 sides of gambling: Addicted mom attempts suicide, retiree seeks harmless fun
The northwest suburban mother of three always knew what she would do if her secret was found out. So when that day came, she carried out her plan, calmly standing in line at the pharmacy, filling two bottles with anti-hypertension medication. She went home and downed both. A divorce, a lost job, thousands of dollars in debt â€” and two suicide attempts. Thatâ€™s what having a casino near her home ...
Gambling comes to the Hamptons, for charity
Gambling came to the Hamptons last weekend, but only in the name of charity. DuJour founder and CEO Jason Binn and his wife, Haley, threw...
Gambling expansion doesn't survive legislative session
SPRINGFIELD â€” Illinois lawmakers adjourned Friday night without an agreement on a gambling expansion bill. The failure of the negotiations means that the city of Danville will go for at least another five months without a long-sought casino. Danville is one of five communities that has consistently been mentioned as the recipient of a riverboat casino. read more