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    Illinois Gaming Statistics:

    Number of casinos: 16
    Number of slot machines: 10852
    Number of tables: 252
    Number of live poker tables: 49
    Number of horse tracks: 3

    Gambling facilities in Illinois:

    Argosy Casino Alton - Alton, IL - (618) 474-7400 - 1008 gaming machines
    Hollywood Casino Aurora - Aurora, IL - (630) 801-1234 - 1161 gaming machines
    Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino - East Peoria, IL - (309) 698-7711 - 1172 gaming machines
    Casino Queen & Hotel - East Saint Louis, IL - (618) 874-5000 - 1155 gaming machines
    Grand Victoria Casino Elgin - Elgin, IL - (847) 468-7000 - 1100 gaming machines
    Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel - Joliet, IL - (815) 740-7800 - 1135 gaming machines
    Hollywood Casino Joliet - Joliet, IL - (815) 744-9400 - 1177 gaming machines
    Harrah's Metropolis Casino Hotel - Metropolis, IL - (618) 524-2628 - 800 gaming machines
    Jumer's Casino & Hotel - Rock Island, IL - (309) 756-4600 - 1100 gaming machines
    Arlington International Racecourse - Arlington Heights, IL - (847) 870-7223
    Fairmount Park Racetrack - Collinsville, IL - (618) 345-4300
    Balmoral Park Racetrack - Crete, IL - (708) 672-1414
    Rivers Casino Des Plaines - Des Plaines, IL - (847) 795-0777 - 1044 gaming machines
    Hawthorne Race Course - Stickney, IL - (708) 780 3700
    Du Quoin State Fair Harness Racing - Du Quoin, IL - (618) 542-1515
    Big D - Clinton, IL - (217) 935-2443

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    Legalized sports betting may be coming soon to Illinois  Rochelle News Leader

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislative momentum is in place to bring sports betting to Illinois. But it will take weeks for all interested parties to get their opinions to ...

    Riverboat Gambling Eyes a Move to Dry Land, Sports Teams Backing Sports Betting and Other Quiet Expansions  ProPublica

    As part of an ongoing investigation into video gambling and its impact in Illinois, ProPublica Illinois is keeping an eye on broader gambling issues here and ...

    Casinos, horse tracks, sports leagues battle over rules for sports betting in Illinois  Chicago Tribune

    Gambling interests voiced various takes on how sports betting should be run in Illinois during a legislative hearing in Springfield.

    Momentum for sports betting in Illinois builds, but how to do it an open question  Chicago Sun-Times

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislative momentum is in place to bring sports betting to Illinois. But it will take weeks for all interested parties to get their opinions to ...

    Record breaking ticket sales for 2019 Illinois State Fair  khqa.com

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2019 Illinois State Fair Illinois Lottery Grandstand's opening weekend of ticket sales for this year's entertainment lineup smashed ...

    AP Analysis: Justice Dept. reversal could cost states $220 million  telegraphherald.com

    LAS VEGAS — A recent opinion by the U.S. Justice Department has put a handful of states, including Illinois, in danger of losing at least $220 million in annual ...

    Legalized Betting Could Change How We Watch Sports  ProPublica

    As part of our ongoing investigation into video gambling and its impact in Illinois, we're keeping an eye on broader gambling issues here and around the country ...

    IL State Fair sees record-breaking ticket sales  MyWabashValley.com

    The 2019 Illinois State Fair Illinois Lottery Grandstand's box office opening weekend saw a record-breaking $1.1 million in ticket sales.

    Sky-High License Fee A Potential Issue In Illinois Sports Betting Hearing  Legal Sports Report

    Entering Thursday's second legislative hearing of the year on Illinois sports betting, Rep. Bob Rita has yet to hear any reason why the state can't fulfill the ...

    Illinois Lottery boosted by new digital lottery platform  Gaming Intelligence

    Illinois Lottery operator Camelot Illinois has lauded the launch of its new digital lottery platform, which delivered 35,000 new registered accounts in March.

    Illinois Awards 215 Megawatts of Community Solar, but Developers Left Hungry  Greentech Media News

    The Illinois Power Agency ran a much anticipated solar lottery on Wednesday and awarded renewable energy credits to community solar projects across the ...

    Did you buy an Illinois lotto ticket online? You could be the newest multi-millionaire  KMOV.com

    ILLINOIS (KMOV.com) – If you purchased a Lotto ticket from the Illinois Lottery website or mobile app you could be a new multi-millionaire.

    Illinois Lottery Looking for Pair of Winning 'Lucky Day Lotto' Ticket Holders  NBC Chicago

    Illinois Lottery officials say that two players are holding tickets worth $175,000 after Tuesday's Lucky Day Lotto drawing. The winning tickets, which will split the ...

    Illinois Lottery launches player education campaign  The Chicago Cusader

    Lottery seeks to encourage smart and responsible play The Illinois Lottery recently announced a new responsible gaming campaign to help players make ...

    Illinois man wins $1 million in Missouri Lottery game  WGN TV Chicago

    OLIVETTE, Mo. — An Illinois man who bought a lottery ticket in Missouri is glad he did — he's a million-dollar winner. The Missouri Lottery said Friday that Perris ...

    After REC Lottery, Illinois Solar Advocates Push For More Action  Solar Industry

    On Wednesday, the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) awarded renewable energy credits (RECs) that are designed to support the construction of hundreds of new ...

    Illinois Lottery Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in Schaumburg  Palatine, IL Patch

    Million Lottery Ticket Sold in Schaumburg - Palatine, IL - The winning lottery ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven in Schaumburg.

    He Won $7,500 In The Lottery; Why Has It Taken 3 Years To Get Paid?  CBS Chicago

    CHICAGO (CBS) — You win the Lottery, but then you don't get the money. What happens next? In this case, CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker gets involved.

    Illinois Lawmakers to Consider Several Plans for Legalizing Sports Betting  Casino Games Pro

    Illinois seems like one of the states willing to approve sports betting at a time when the process of legalization of the new form of gambling in the Midwestern part ...

    Is gambling a problem in Pa.? It's ranked among top 15 gambling-addicted states  PennLive

    U.S. consumers rack up more than $100 billion per year in gambling losses.

    The Illinois community solar lottery results are in. Did you win?  pv magazine USA

    The Illinois Power Agency has chosen the community solar projects that will receive SRECs as part of the state's renewable energy procurement plans.

    Heavy Metal Band Megadeth to Open Illinois State Fair  NBC Chicago

    Heavy metal band Megadeth will be the opening act at this year's Illinois State Fair.

    $2M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold In Joliet  Joliet, IL Patch

    M Lottery Ticket Sold In Joliet - Joliet, IL - Did you buy your Illinois lottery ticket at this Mobil gas station? If so, you might be a millionaire.

    Your Illinois News Radar » Question of the day  The Capitol Fax Blog

    Megadeth will open the Illinois State Fair by playing on Friday, August 9 on the Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage. They have long been one of the most influential ...

    Deadly Superbug Hits Illinois Hard | PatchPM  Patch.com

    Deadly Superbug In IL - Across Illinois, IL - Big lottery win | 3 kids die in 'inferno' | Ex-con charged in Pitzen hoax | Cubs' 'no women admitted' sign draws ire ...

    Heavy metal band Megadeth to open, Reba McEntire to close Illinois State Fair  WGN TV Chicago

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Heavy metal band Megadeth will be the opening act at this year's Illinois State Fair, playing August 9 at the Illinois Lottery Grandstand ...

    $750 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday  WIFR

    The fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history, a $750 million Powerball jackpot, is up for grabs in Wednesday's drawing.

    Illinois News, Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game  Beloit Daily News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Illinois Lottery's "Lotto" game were: 09-10-33-38-44-47, Extra Shot: 2. (nine ...

    Illinois emphasizes large rooftop solar, not community, in block grants  pv magazine USA

    The Illinois Power Agency has allocated the last quarter of capacity under the adjustable block grant program, as it slogs through a backlog of applications for ...

    Port Byron man charged with felony possession of child pornography  KWQC-TV6

    A Port Byron, Illinois man is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on charges after a lengthy investigation into child pornography.

    Lucky Weekend in Illinois Produces Three Big Winners  The Chicago Cusader

    If you recently purchased a Mega Millions, Powerball or Lucky Day Lotto ticket, you may want to check it right away! A gas station in Joliet sold a $2000000 ...

    Asmussen | With Ayo back for more, hype builds around Illini  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

    Illinois fans looking for even more positive news after Kofi Cockburn signed with the Illini on Tuesday night should check out Sunday's Lansing State Journal.

    Lucky Day Lottery Winner Bought Ticket In Homewood  Homewood, IL Patch

    Winning Lottery Ticket Bought In Homewood - Homewood-Flossmoor, IL - If you bought a Lucky Day lottery ticket in Homewood for the March 30 drawing, you ...

    Iowa woman claims $1 million lottery prize | Iowa-Illinois-Wisconsin  telegraphherald.com

    CLIVE, Iowa — A Sioux City woman has claimed her $1 million Mega Millions lottery prize. Iowa Lottery officials say Angelica Chavez, 27, turned in her winning ...

    Mother of missing Illinois 5-year-old not talking to police, officials say  KWQC-TV6

    Police in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake say the mother of a 5-year-old boy who disappeared last week is refusing to cooperate with investigators.

    Cortland-area solar project advances after state lotto  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

    SYCAMORE – One of two of the most contentious solar projects approved in DeKalb County is among the projects that were awarded renewable energy credits ...

    Lotto Talk: Those who are for and those who are against the bill  CBS42.com

    Did politicians receive payment from Poach Creek Indians? Will the proposed lottery bill make it through the Senate today? These topics are discussed in this ...

    Illinois Lottery seeks media agency to drive retail and iLottery sales  Gaming Intelligence

    Illinois Lottery operator Camelot Illinois has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for media agencies to deliver media planning and buying services. Camelot ...

    The Story of St. Elmo Brady; 'Lottery Day' Play; Fighting Robocalls  WILL News - Illinois Public Media

    St. Elmo Brady was the first African-American to get a Ph.D in Chemistry and he earned it at the University of Illinois, all the way back in 1916. Plus, Ike Holter ...

    Authorities: Deadly Illinois trailer fire intentionally set  Minneapolis Star Tribune

    Authorities say a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois was intentionally set.

    Illinois Bet on Video Gambling — and Lost  ProPublica

    by Jason Grotto and Sandhya Kambhampati, ProPublica Illinois, and Dan Mihalopoulos, WBEZ January 16, 2019 This story is a collaboration between ...

    Governor Pritzker announces push for apprenticeship programs across Illinois  KWQC-TV6

    Governor Pritzker announces push for apprenticeship programs across Illinois. And a partnership between the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation. and ...

    What If Elite Colleges Switched To A Lottery For Admissions?  NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

    For the second time in as many years, the nation is in the midst of a frenzy over who gets to sleep in the extra-long twin beds at a tiny fraction of.

    First plans to legalize sports betting in Illinois released  Chicago Sun-Times

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker leading the charge to bring sports betting to the state has laid out the first concrete details on how that might happen.

    Video Shows Cops Punching, Dragging Girl | PatchPM  Patch.com

    Video Shows Cops Beating Student - Across Illinois, IL - Smollett sued | Trustee reelected, gets DUI | Man planned to kidnap neighbor | Man steals 8-year-old's ...

    Some Illinois lawmakers want to let you bet on the NCAA Tournament by next year. Where you'd place bets is up for debate.  Chicago Tribune

    Illinois House Democrats are putting forth four proposals on how sports betting should be instituted in the state, with options including allowing the lottery to run ...

    'Little baby casinos': Huge growth in video gambling boosts Illinois gaming revenue to record levels, but at what cost?  Chicago Tribune

    Record video poker revenues keep gambling dollars flowing to Illinois government, a state report shows.

    Lottery launches ads after poll finds low gambling literacy for young players  Chicago Sun-Times

    Following a study that found some Illinois Lottery players, particularly young ones, had a poor understanding of the nature of gambling — like that you shouldn't ...

    As Gov. Pritzker proposes legal sports wagering in Illinois, Cubs place a bet on gambling media  Chicago Tribune

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has proposed legalizing sports wagering to bring revenue into state coffers. Meanwhile, the Cubs have invested in the Action Network, ...

    State representative 'hopes' sports betting in Illinois ready for next NFL season  HOI ABC

    When Governor JB Pritzker was seeking office, he said that Illinois needed to find other sources of revenue to close the state's massive budget gap. One.

    Illinois Lottery glitch made some winning tickets worth more — briefly  Chicago Tribune

    People buy lottery tickets hoping to catch a lucky break, and that's exactly what some people got last week when a glitch with a new Illinois Lottery system ...

    New York, Illinois Among Top Candidates For Online Gambling In 2019  OnlinePokerReport.com

    A preliminary rundown of the top five online gambling candidates for 2019: Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and West Virginia.

    Americans love sports gambling and hate taxes, so let the suckers pay  Chicago Sun-Times

    Legalized sports betting is meant to help balance the state's budget. Americans love to gamble, so let the suckers pay for programs the public wants.

    Retailers suffer during Illinois Lottery system upgrade  WGN TV Chicago

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Lottery's transition to a new central gaming system has caused trouble for some retailers, including overpayments to winners. The ticket ...

    More gambling fools gold for Illinois  Quad-Cities Online

    State governments are salivating now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for them to authorize sports gambling, a legal (Nevada only right now) ...

    $4 million Mega Millions prize remains unclaimed  WLS-TV

    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The winner of a $4 million lottery prize sold at a Chicago gas station for a Mega Millions drawing is still unknown. If you think you bought a ...

    Southern Illinois man wins $2 million in Illinois lottery scratch off  Belleville News-Democrat

    Steven Repp of Southern Illinois won $2 million in the Illinois Lottery scratch off game 100X instant. He bought the ticket at Circle K in West Frankfort. A Granite ...

    Iowa's second big lottery winner this month is from Illinois  Des Moines Register

    A $2 million Powerball win from a ticket purchased at a Hy-Vee in Burlington was claimed Monday by an Illinois woman, according to Iowa Lottery.

    Chicago man wins $20.8M Illinois Lottery prize after buying first scratch off ticket  WLS-TV

    A Chicago man has won a prize worth $20.8 million after getting a winning scratch off ticket, the Illinois Lottery said Wednesday.

    Commission: Adding video gambling was like adding 24 new casinos  Chicago Daily Herald

    A state commission says the allowance of video gambling in Illinois was the equivalent of adding 24 new casinos.

    $4 million Illinois lottery prize remains unclaimed  newschannel20.com

    One lucky winner has just eight days left to claim a $4 million lottery prize. Illinois Lottery officials say the ticket was sold at a Chicago gas station on February 23, ...

    Illinois Sports Betting A Hot Topic At State Hearing On Gambling  PlayUSA

    An Illinois sports betting hearing concluded that politicians are in no rush to legalize it and gaming taxes will help, but not fix, the pension shortage.

    Illinois Retailers Suffer During Lottery System Upgrade  NBC Chicago

    The Illinois Lottery's transition to a new central gaming system has caused troubles for some retailers, including overpayments to winners. Illinois Lottery ...

    New Illinois Governor Includes Sports Betting Revenue in Budget  VegasSlotsOnline

    The new governor of Illinois Governor has included revenue from legal sports betting, both offline and online, in his 2020 budget proposal.

    $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Illinois  KSDK.com

    ST. LOUIS — Someone in Illinois is $1 million richer after Saturday night's Powerball drawing. No one picked all of the right numbers, but several players did ...

    Winning Illinois Lottery ticket sold at Abingdon liquor store  Peoria Journal Star

    ABINGDON — A winning lottery ticket was sold here at a liquor store Sunday.The Illinois Lottery says a person bought a ticket at Ma and Pa Liquors on South ...

    Lottery Glitch Causes Stores To Lose, Players To Win Big  CBS Chicago

    CHICAGO (CBS) — A lottery ticket worth just a couple of dollars may have ended up worth hundreds. It's a glitch that is good for players but is costing stores ...

    Illinois woman claims $2M won through Iowa Lottery  Chicago Sun-Times

    Hays told lottery officials that she intends to buy a house and a new car with her winnings and set some aside for retirement.

    Illinois Lottery Powerball Jackpot reaches $381 million  KWQC-TV6

    While no one won the jackpot winnings, more than 29100 Illinois players won prizes ranging from $4 to $50000.

    ‘Sweepstakes’ machines turn the tables on Illinois’ video poker law  Chicago Sun-Times

    Thanks to these 'slot-style' machines, Illinois has become studded with what effectively are mini-casinos in gas stations, convenience stores and even a ...

    Lottery for proposed solar projects in Macon County and across Illinois set for March  Herald & Review

    DECATUR — Hundreds of solar farm projects across Illinois, including several in Macon County, are vying for tax credits that will be decided in a lottery ...

    Springfield is the video gaming capital of Illinois  Peoria Journal Star

    Springfield remained the video gaming capital of Illinois in 2018, boasting the most video gaming terminals of any municipality in the state.This is the fifth ...

    Lucky Stretch in Illinois: Four Large Prizes Won Since Thursday!  The Chicago Cusader

    $1,000,000 Powerball Prize Won in Batavia, $150,000 Lucky Day Lotto Prize Won in Worth, $100,000 Prize Won in Chicago, $200,000 Lucky Day Lotto Prize ...

    Illinois Lottery Celebrates 55 Lucky Players Who Won Prizes Of $1 Million Or More In 2018  The Chicago Cusader

    For the ninth consecutive year, more than 50 Illinois Lottery players claimed prizes of $1 million or more. Fifty-five players claimed an Illinois Lottery prize of at ...

    Illinois Lottery retailers unable to cash scratch offs, for now  HOI ABC

    The Illinois Lottery said they are temporarily unable to validate instant tickets, that means no cashing scratch offs. Communications Director, Jason.

    New Illinois lottery tickets benefit fight against Multiple Sclerosis  WLS-TV

    One hundred percent of the proceeds from these special Illinois Lottery instant win games goes directly to fund cutting-edge MS research right here in Illinois.

    Chicago Mayor Again Pitches Illinois Casino Expansion To Ease Budget  OnlinePokerReport.com

    Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Illinois lawmakers to move on a proposed city-owned casino to ease the growing pension shortfall.

    When will my state legalize sports betting? Map of sports gambling legislation across the US | When will my state legalize sports betting? Map of sports gambling legislation across the US  SB Nation

    The United States Supreme Court overturned a sports gambling prohibition in May 2018. It opened the door for states to pass legislation allowing for sports ...

    Illinois Lottery reports record-breaking sales for October  RiverBender.com

    CHICAGO Illinois Lottery officials today announced that sales for October 2018 were the highest monthly sales in the department's history at $345128919,

    Some stores having problems with new lottery machines  The State Journal-Register

    Several area lottery outlets said Tuesday they're having problems with new terminals installed by the private vendor hired by the state to run the Lottery.At one ...

    Mega Millions: Two People Matched 5 of 6 Winning Numbers in Illinois  NBC Chicago

    Mega Millions says 15 tickets matched five out of the six numbers in Friday night's drawing—and two of those tickets were sold in Illinois.

    Illinois Lottery 'Aware' of Issue With Pick 3, Pick 4 Tickets  NBC Chicago

    Several lottery players in Illinois were unable to purchase Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets from retailers Tuesday, just before the midday drawing.

    Lottery website down for maintenance - News  The State Journal-Register

    Those looking to see if they have won it big will have to wait until Tuesday.The Illinois Lottery website is down to due to planned maintenance, according to a ...

    Can Illinois Handle a 2000% Jump in Solar Capacity? We’re About to Find Out.  InsideClimate News

    Illinois is about to learn what it takes to manage a nearly 20-fold increase in solar power. A new state law requires utilities to dramatically increase their ...

    Community Solar Booms in Illinois, Sparking Fears of a Bust  Greentech Media News

    When the Illinois Power Authority opened applications for community solar projects in February, the state was flooded with nearly 2 gigawatts' worth of project ...

    $1M-Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Illinois  NBC Chicago

    One lucky Illinoisan just put an exclamation point on their holiday week.

    Illinois, federal tax rate combine on lottery jackpot at 47 percent  Illinois News Network

    The holder of a jackpot-winning lottery ticket isn't the only one who will get a windfall – the federal and state governments also get a big chunk.

    Illinois Lottery Giving Away Free Tickets for $548M Mega Millions Drawing  NBC Chicago

    The Illinois Lottery is giving away hundreds of free tickets for the massive Mega Millions drawing Friday in downtown Chicago.

    Op-Ed: Another Illinois lawmaker hits the pension lottery  Illinois News Network

    State Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, announced his retirement days before he was slated to start his 17th term in Springfield last week.

    Mystery Millionaire Has 1 Month Left to Claim $4M Ill. Lottery Prize  NBC Chicago

    Illinois lottery officials are searching for a mystery millionaire who has just one month left to come forward. The winner of a $4 million prize sold at a Chicago gas ...

    Berg: Another Illinois lawmaker hits the pension lottery  Chicago Tribune

    Lou Lang, D-Skokie, announced his retirement days before he was slated to start his 17th term in Springfield last week. But he won't be leaving the Statehouse.

    'Lottery ticket' comment highlights potential pitfall of Illinois solar program  Energy News Network

    As Illinois regulators consider final rules for a highly anticipated community solar incentive program, a developer's recent misstep illustrates the intense ...

    Will The New Wire Act Opinion Affect Legal Online Gambling Payments?  OnlinePokerReport.com

    Financial transactions tied to legal online gambling could be the first domino to fall under a revised Wire Act interpretation released this week.

    Technology upgrades for IL lottery mean scratch-off winners will have to wait a little while longer to cash out  KSDK.com

    ILLINOIS, USA — Most of the time you can buy a scratch-off ticket, grab a coin or key and become an instant winner, but lottery players in Illinois will have to ...

    Illinois Lottery launches 2019 'MS Project' instant game  The Chicago Cusader

    The Illinois Lottery, in partnership with the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society and the Illinois Department of Public Health, has launched the ...

    Asset transfers and consolidation eyed for Illinois pensions  Bond Buyer

    CHICAGO — Pension fund consolidation and asset transfers are emerging as focal points in Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's search for solutions to the state's pension ...

    Illinois Woman Claims $2 Million Won In Iowa Lottery  CBS Chicago

    BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — An Illinois woman has claimed the $2 million she won in the Iowa Lottery Powerball game. The Iowa Lottery says 49-year-old Lisa ...

    Millennials and market saturation raise doubts about new casino push  The State Journal-Register

    As the Statehouse and Chicago City Hall flirt yet again with gambling expansion, the odds of that wager translating into a payoff for taxpayers appear to get ...

    State incentives have solar energy surging in Illinois  Chicago Daily Herald

    State incentives promoting clean energy have unleashed a surge of proposed solar projects around the suburbs.

    Combined $658 million in jackpots up for grabs in Illinois Lottery this weekend  RiverBender.com

    CHICAGO — Players have the chance to win a combined $658 million in estimated jackpots this weekend! The jackpot in tonight's Mega Millions.