• Bar owner appeals gaming vote ruling to Supreme Court A bar owner has asked the state’s highest court to rethink a recent court decision that put a binding referendum question on an upcoming election ballot. James Watts, owner of O’Sullivan’s Public House on Madison Street, filed an appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court on May 17, asking the state’s highest court to knock […]

  • Gaming Advisory Board Awards Monies The advisory board for gaming monies met on May 7, 2018. Jason Warfel recapped the requirements for receiving funds from the gaming monies and stated that the budgeted amount for this year is $7,000. The gaming monies are not taxpayer dollars. The committee received 16 applications for funds. The […]

  • Bill to exempt Illinois veterans groups from city bans on video gambling passes Senate Illinois state senators have passed a bill that would allow veterans’ organizations to offer video gambling in their establishments even if local laws forbid it. Many American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts across Illinois already have video gambling, but some municipalities and counties have banned it. The idea behind the legislation is […]