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  • Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 November 26, 2020 12:33 pm WMAY - Illinois 65,000 Illinois residents file for unemployment benefits More than 18,000 more Illinoisans filed for unemployment claims last week than the week before, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor Wednesday, for a total of 65,000 in …
  • Shop Black on Black Friday November 19, 2020 1:02 am Chicago Defender - Illionis Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joins the Chicago Urban League and Chicago agency O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul to announce the launch of Black Shop Friday, a campaign encouraging Chicagoans to shop at Black-owned businesses on November 27, 2020. Widely known as “ …
  • Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 November 3, 2020 3:05 pm WMAY - Illinois Pritzker's orders face more legal challenges More than 20 restaurants and bars in Springfield have joined together to sue Gov. J.B. Pritzker over his COVID-19 mitigations, saying they’re staying open. The group said circuit courts have ruled Governor …
  • Editorial: In conclusion: Vote No on the Pritzker Tax. Politicians have offered you no reform. October 30, 2020 9:58 pm Chicago Tribune - Illinois Will lawmakers truly gouge only the top 3% of taxpayers? Trust lawmakers to keep that pledge only if you don’t mind getting burned, while keeping these broken promises in mind: That they would spend Illinois Lottery proceeds on schools. That their income …
  • Unfair to Illinois taxpayers October 28, 2020 11:55 pm Oak Park Wednesday Journal - Illinois Political corruption and unfunded pension liabilities are "unfair to Illinois taxpayers". Initiatives that address government ethics reforms or fiscal responsibility as gerrymandering, term limits or public pension obligations are not on the Nov. …
  • Pandemic slashes gambling revenue in Illinois October 25, 2020 9:46 pm WMAY - Illinois (The Center Square) – The COVID-19 pandemic has slashed state tax revenues from legalized gambling. Revenues are down more than $200 million – or 13.4% – for fiscal 2020. "We are nowhere close to where we were a year ago," said Eric Noggle, a …
  • Illinois Lottery money for Common School Fund declines October 16, 2020 4:57 pm WMAY - Illinois (The Center Square) – Illinois schools will get less money from the Illinois Lottery this year. Officials reported the Lottery's contribution to the Common School Fund in fiscal 2020 would be about $60 million less than its statutory obligation. The …
  • Election 2020: Illinois voting guide October 12, 2020 10:22 am The DePaulia - Illinois Though the presidential election is taking up the majority of attention, the ballot for Illinois voters is much more loaded than just picking between President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden. The ballot is full of hot button issues — and some down- …
  • BetRivers dominates Illinois sports betting in August as rivals ramp up October 7, 2020 12:31 am Calvin Ayre Illinois sports betting revenue soared in August as Rush Street Gaming’s BetRivers brand finally got some online wagering competition. Figures released Tuesday by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) show locally licensed sportsbook operators generated combined …
  • Illinois gambling revenues plummet during pandemic October 6, 2020 12:02 am Rockford Register Star - Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Revenues flowing into state coffers from legalized gambling operations plummeted during the fiscal year that ended June 30 as casinos, racetracks and other video gambling venues were forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people …
  • The smart move: Embracing AI in Lottery September 18, 2020 4:47 am Calvin Ayre With Covid-19 waking up the more traditional lottery operators in the industry to the benefits of offering tickets online, Ade Repcenko, CEO of Spinola Gaming, explains how the digitisation of lotteries can empower operators with a data-driven promotional …
  • Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 September 17, 2020 4:42 am WMAY - Illinois Shutterstock photo Public health officials report 20 additional COVID-19 deaths The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday announced 1,466 new cases of the coronavirus in the state, with 20 additional deaths. The preliminary 7-day positivity test …
  • New Alzheimer’s Instant Ticket featured in Live at Mariano’s Music Series September 12, 2020 1:43 am Canton Daily Ledger - Illinois CHICAGO—This month, the Illinois Lottery launched an inaugural specialty ticket that provides 100% of its profits to the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois. "Many people don’t know that the Illinois Lottery helps fund several organizations throughout …
  • Illinois man wins $1M lottery prize same week he claimed $10,000 prize September 9, 2020 5:23 pm Pekin Daily Times - Illinois Georgette Braun Rockford Register Star @georgettebraun Wednesday Sep 9, 2020 at 11:44 AM LOVES PARK — A Loves Park man won a $1 million Powerball prize the same week he claimed a $10,000 prize from the "$5 Million Jackpot" instant ticket, the …
  • Hard Rock International gets props from the NCPG August 13, 2020 11:55 am Calvin Ayre In December of last year, Hard Rock International (HRI) and Seminole Gaming introduced a training program for its employees that is designed to focus on all aspects of the gambling experience. The PlayersEdge education program was the first to be launched …

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