| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Tinley Park officials have formally voted to allow video gambling machines in the village despite objections raised by some who said gambling isn't right for the town.
Village trustees Greg Hannon, Brian Maher, Tom Staunton, Patricia Leoni and T.J....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:29 AM
An obscure panel of lawmakers unexpectedly shot down video gambling reforms Tuesday, leaving regulators grasping to close loopholes in the lucrative business.
Aaron Jaffe, chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board, which proposed the reforms, said he was...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The state’s top gambling regulators said today that a “substantial gap” remains in their oversight of the barroom slot machine industry after a panel of lawmakers rejected reforms.
Illinois Gaming Board officials also said they would...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Homer Glen plans to seek out architectural services and select a firm by sometime this spring for renovations at the Woodbine Golf Course property where it plans to relocate village hall.
"I think this is very pragmatic," Trustee Tedd Kagianas said at a...
| Jan 22, 2014
A Niles task force of residents and village officials is expected to make its recommendation next month on whether to overturn the suburb's ban on video gambling.
Created in October by Mayor Andrew Przybylo, the task force held two days of hearings...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The three players bidding to build a new casino in Prince George's County have shown their hands, and the state will pick a winner by the end of December.
The stakes are high as the state prepares to hold a series of meetings beginning this week and...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Governor Jerry Brown made a rare visit to southeast Los Angeles County on Monday for an unveiling of plans for a new casino building in Hawaiian Gardens, a 1-square-mile city bordering Orange County.
It was the second time in little more than a month...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:34 PM
One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov. Martin O'Malley, fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy.
Exhibit A: KO Public Affairs, the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:48 PM
A casino at National Harbor would bring in more revenue and tax dollars than two other sites vying for the state's sole casino in Prince George's County, according to consultants who presented data to state gambling officials in Annapolis on Friday.
| Dec 11, 2013
In Michael Yormark's vision for his corner of Broward County, a night on the town would include a big-name concert and a bite to eat or a nightcap with a little gambling. A hotel would be handy for tourists.
Not unlike what's available at the Seminole...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
As the owner of a small business that produces events in Baltimore, I have been pleased to see the continued growth of entertainment and cultural options in Baltimore City. However, I have mixed emotions about the large casino taking shape on Russell...