| The bad bet: How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost Chicago Sun-Times|
Legalizing video poker and slots was supposed to generate billions of dollars for the state of Illinois. After a decade, that hasn't happened. Yet now legislators ...
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.
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.
Powerball Results: $1 million winning tickets sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida WLS-TV
Someone could ring in the New Year as a millionaire. Three second-place winning Powerball tickets were sold in Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. Those lucky ...
Iowa/Illinois/Wisconsin briefs | Iowa-Illinois-Wisconsin telegraphherald.com
DES MOINES — A 37-year-old driver has been charged in the crash deaths of two people on Interstate 80 in Des Moines. Polk County court records say Travis ...
Stickney Man Wins $18K in Illinois Lotto NBC Chicago
A man from southwest suburban Stickney recently won $18000 in the Illinois Lottery. The lottery announced Wednesday that Daniel P. brought home the ...
Illinois News, Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game Beloit Daily News
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Illinois Lottery's "Lotto" game were: 28-30-37-41-42-45, Extra Shot: 11.
Trump Administration Takes Aim At Online Gambling In Sudden Wire Act Reversal Above the Law
Very little of what Donald Trump does or says makes sense. But his administration's repeated attempts to limit or shut down various forms of gambling in the ...
Illinois officials propose gas tax increase WGEM
Just as gas prices start to drop below two dollars a gallon--some Illinois officials want to hike the gas tax. The state currently has a 19 cent tax on.
Eastern Illinois basketball's meeting with Murray State presents a difficult task and differing styles Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Methodical Eastern Illinois meets fast, explosive Murray State and its likely future NBA Draft lottery pick.
New Illinois Governor discusses gambling expansion European Gaming Industry News
The governor that started his term on Monday has discussed a possible gaming expansion in the state. The newly elected Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has ...
Mega Millions ticket worth $1M sold in central Iowa telegraphherald.com
COLFAX, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Lottery officials say someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a central Iowa convenience store won a $1 million prize.
New Year's Day deadline for tickets to Illinois swearing-in ceremony KWQC-TV6
Space within the Bank of Springfield Center is limited for Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker's swearing-in ceremony.
Happy holidays: Decatur man wins $100,000 scratch-off lottery prize 💰 Herald & Review
DECATUR — Jerry Purlee of Decatur instantly won $100000 after scratching a "Holiday Magic" lottery ticket, the Illinois Lottery said in a news release Friday.
Solar power business coming to Illinois Crain's Chicago Business
Urban consumers without access to a rooftop to install their own panels will soon have a theoretically simple way to get solar power. But the state's poor policing ...
Harwood Heights gas station sells Lucky Day Lotto ticket worth $850K Chicago Tribune
A gas station in Harwood Heights sold a Lucky Day Lotto ticket worth $850000 in the Wednesday, Dec. 26, midday drawing, according to a news release from ...
Gilberts Gas Station Sells Winning $1M Lottery Ticket Elgin, IL Patch
Gilberts Gas Station Sells Winning $1M Lottery Tic - Elgin, IL - If you bought a Powerball ticket from the Shell in Gilberts, be sure to check to see if you won.
Buzzer breakdown: Romeo Langford, strong IU defense holds off Illinois upset bid Indianapolis Star
Indiana had to scrap to stay perfect in league play, as Illinois made the Hoosiers' Big Ten restart a challenge in a 73-65 IU win.
From commuter tax to city lottery, Chicago mayoral candidates disagree on ways to address city budget woes Chicago Tribune
One wants a city-run lottery. Another would tax suburbanites who work in Chicago. There's also the possibility of the city issuing pension obligation bonds to free ...
JB Pritzker will take the oath as 43rd governor for the state of Illinois. KWQC-TV6
Illinois will have a new governor by this afternoon. J.B Pritzker is taking-over today and inaugural festivities kick off in just a few hours. Pritzker moves into office ...
US DoJ rules Wire Act applies to all forms of gambling iGaming Business
The US Department of Justice has revised its 2011 ruling on the Wire Act to state that the law's prohibition applies to all forms of gambling, in what may prove a ...
Elwood, Illinois (Pop. 2200), Has Become a Vital Hub of America's Consumer Economy. And It's Hell. The New Republic
The rural town south of Chicago is now a crucial stop for Amazon, Wal-Mart, IKEA, Home Depot, and other giant retailers. Developers had promised growth and ...
Real ID Act comes to Illinois KWQC-TV6
Illinois residents will need new driver's license to fly domestically next year. People living in Illinois will have until June 1m, 2019 to get a Real ID compliant ...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Day Lotto' game Herald & Review
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Illinois Lottery's "Lucky Day Lotto" game were:
Swarens: Indiana isn't ready to legalize pot. But we need to talk about it. Indianapolis Star
Indiana needs to have an informed debate about whether we should join our neighbors in allowing the legal use of marijuana.
'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.
Mayoral forum, Part 2: Taming Chicago’s pension beast Chicago Tribune
If you're the mayor of cash-strapped Chicago and need $270 million ASAP to fill a city pension hole, where do you find the money? There's no one right answer ...
Police dash camera shows Illinois officer swerving off road to avoid speeding train WKOW
MOKENA, IL (WKOW) — An Illinois police officer narrowly avoided being slammed into by a commuter train and the incident was caught on his dash camera.
Taking the Proton Approach KWQC-TV6
The center is the only one of its kind in Illinois. Proton therapy takes direct aim at the cancerous tumor and then the radiation stops.
Illinois Lottery Giving Away Mega Millions Tickets in Chicago Friday NBC Chicago
As the Mega Millions jackpot reaches the $1 billion mark, the Illinois Lottery plans to celebrate by giving away hundreds of tickets outside of Chicago's ...
Benton City Commissioner ballot placement WSIL TV
WSIL -- On Friday, Benton held a lottery to determine name placement for city commissioner candidates on April's ballot.
Changes coming to Illinois Lottery Chicago Defender
Last year, Camelot Illinois became the new operator and manager of the Illinois Lottery. And now, patrons can begin to look for many changes to the lottery.
Wolves claim first place showdown Suburban Chicagoland
Wolves claim first place showdown The Chicago Wolves took over first place in the Central Division on Wednesday night, topping the Grand Rapids Griffins 5-2 ...
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.
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 Municipalities, Potential Stakeholders to Speak at Sports Betting Hearing SportsHandle.com
In an effort to build a consensus on sports betting, Representative Robert Rita's two subcommittees will hear from municipalities and other stakeholders.
‘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 ...
Creative ways to give Illinois Lottery tickets as gifts WLS-TV
Chicago food and lifestyle blogger and founder and creator of the website EverythingErica.com gave WCL some quick tips on how to be creative with holiday ...
Jackpot mania as Illinois Lottery reaches $1.6 billion, no winner drawn Friday MyStateline.com
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Hundreds of people flocked to the Schnucks grocery store on Charles Street on Friday, where the Illinois Lottery was handing out free tickets ...
New Illinois Lottery operator unveils big plans Crain's Chicago Business
The British firm that just took day-to-day control of the languishing Illinois Lottery is promising a major new "lifetime" game, an increased focus on web sales and ...
Two Illinois tickets match 5 of 6 numbers in Mega Millions lottery WREX-TV
Chicago (NBC) – 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 giving away 900 free Mega Millions tickets in the Quad Cities WQAD Moline
MILAN, Illinois - The Illinois Lottery has given away 900 free Mega Millions tickets at the HyVee Foods in Milan, IL. Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 10 a.m. - 2 ...
New York, Illinois Among Prime Candidates For Online Gambling Legislation In 2019 OnlinePokerReport.com
A preliminary rundown of the top five online gambling candidates for 2019: Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and West Virginia.
Illinois Lottery to Give Away Free Mega Millions Tickets in Milan KWQC-TV6
MILAN, Ill. (KWQC) — The dream is still alive for people playing the Mega Millions lottery. The Illinois lottery wants to help some 900 lottery players chase those ...
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 gives away Mega Millions tickets ahead of near-record jackpot drawing Chicago Tribune
The Illinois Lottery gives away 970 Mega Millions lottery tickets in a ticket grab machine at the Thompson Center, Oct. 19, 2018, ahead of the $970 million.
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.
Head of Illinois Lottery leaves to run Connecticut Lottery The State Journal-Register
The acting director of the Illinois Lottery has resigned and will take over as head of the Connecticut Lottery. On Thursday, officials in Connecticut announced that ...
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,
New Illinois lottery scratch-off ticket to help families of wounded and fallen police officers WQAD Moline
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Illinois News Network) — The newest Illinois Lottery scratch-off game will help support programs and initiatives for the families of fallen or ...
Video gaming contributes to dwindling casino revenue, education funding LaSalle News Tribune
The bus trips to nearby casinos don't flow like they used to. “We've had to cut back on trips. Ridership is definitely down,” said Amy Babcock of Green River Lines ...
Man who bought $1 million Mega Millions winner in Iowa already had a ticket. 'Something' told him to buy another. Des Moines Register
A Quad Cities area man who purchased a $1 million Mega Millions prize in October was one number off from winning more than a billion dollars.
Illinois Lottery practice of selling tickets after top prizes are gone could end under proposed law change Chicago Tribune
The Illinois Lottery allows scratch-off tickets to be sold after top prizes have already been awarded. A proposed law aims to reform that practice.
Chicago Mayor Again Pitches Illinois Casino Expansion To Ease Budget Shortfall OnlinePokerReport.com
Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Illinois lawmakers to move on a proposed city-owned casino to ease the growing pension shortfall.
Illinois Lottery and O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul pull genie out of the hat Chicago Business Journal
The Illinois Lottery and ad agency of record O'Keefe Reinhard and Paul Chicago (OKRP) have introduced a grumpy genie to help generate robust sales for a ...
Illinois Lottery slips into Christmas spirit in ad campaign from OKRP Chicago Business Journal
In something of a shocker, the Illinois Lottery and its ad agency of record O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul Chicago (OKRP) have ditched the all-out humor and are ...
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.
Illinois lottery director leaving for more money in Connecticut ahead of election Illinois News Network
The top state official at the Illinois Lottery is leaving to take a higher paying job running Connecticut's lottery. One Illinois state Representative said it's good news ...
Illinois lawmakers weigh sports gambling, as NBA and MLB officials back the idea Chicago Tribune
Top professional sports officials told state lawmakers Tuesday that they're open to legalizing sports betting in Illinois if the federal government allows it, but they ...
Fill loved ones' stockings with Illinois lottery tickets WLS-TV
The Illinois Lottery is teaming up with the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival to give you the gift of possibilities.
Skillicorn opposes tax raises for department heads McHenry Times
Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) opposes the new bill providing 15 percent raises for certain state department heads.
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 ...
A big idea that could give Illinois sports gamblers the best price Chicago Tribune
For the first year, Illinois should enact a tax plan that matches or undercuts Vegas while limiting state-sanctioned sports books to charging, say, 8 percent ...
Connecticut Lottery Hires Director Of Illinois Lottery As New CEO - Hartford Courant Hartford Courant
The Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s governing board voted Thursday to hire Gregory Smith, acting director of the Illinois Lottery, as its new CEO in hopes of finding ...
Illinois Lottery sells tickets for instant games after top prizes are gone The State Journal-Register
CHICAGO — At $30 a ticket, the Illinois Lottery's World Class Millions instant game was not only one of its priciest offerings — it was also potentially one of the ...
'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 ...
Illinois lottery game to help families of fallen officers WGN TV Chicago
CHICAGO — A new Illinois lottery game will generate money to help the families of police officers killed or severely hurt in the line of duty. Lawmakers ...
Video: River Drive ramp closures to begin Tuesday in Moline KWQC-TV6
Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Illinois Department of Transportation will temporarily close the eastbound I-74 off-ramp to River Drive. Head to our app for the ...
Illinois Lottery players buy $75 million in tickets during Mega Millions run Illinois News Network
You may not have won anything in the latest Mega Millions drawing, but the state of Illinois certainly did.
Three jackpots won in Illinois Lottery over the weekend KWQC-TV6
If you recently purchased a Lucky Day Lotto ticket, you may want to check it right away! 3 winning tickets were sold in Illinois over the weekend!
'Office' star trolls customers in OKRP's latest for IL Lottery ReelChicago
Leslie David Baker who played grumpy Stanley Hudson for eight years on 'The Office' now takes on the IL Lottery in the form of a grump genie.
Heavy Lifting On Illinois Online Gambling, Sports Betting Has To Wait After Legislative Hearing OnlinePokerReport.com
The Illinois legislature has set the stage for an October discussion on online gambling and sports betting following Wednesday's committee hearing in Chicago.
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 ...
Lottery ticket worth $22.5 million sold at Prospect Heights gas station Chicago Daily Herald
A winning lottery ticket worth $22.5 million was sold at a Prospect Heights gasoline station, officials announced Monday.
Plan to allow bets on 'historical' races at horse tracks moves ahead despite legal questions Chicago Tribune
A plan to allow beleaguered horse racing tracks in Illinois to introduce "historical horse racing" has advanced, despite concerns about its legality. Horse racing ...
Illinois Lottery Powerball Jackpot reaches $223 M FOX Illinois
Illinois Lottery players have a chance to win an estimated $223 million in Wednesday's Powerball drawing.The winning numbers from Saturday's Powerball ...
Lottery ticket giveaway at Metro East Schnucks has hundreds dreaming of cash in the frozen food aisle STLtoday.com
The Illinois Lottery will use a game show-style ticket-grab booth to distribute the tickets at a Schnucks store in Collinsville.
Illinois Lottery encourages responsible gaming in holiday campaign FOX Illinois
The Illinois Lottery is reminding you to be responsible this holiday season when gifting lottery tickets. The Illinois Lottery is teaming up with lotteries in the U. S. ...
Illinois lottery Chron.com
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — These Illinois lotteries were drawn Friday: LuckyDay Lotto Midday. Recommended Video. Created with Sketch. Your Browser Is Not ...
Rauner Names Interim Director of Illinois Lottery U.S. News & World Report
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed the chief of operations and technology for the Illinois Lottery to take over as the lottery's acting ...
Column: No magic for school funding and lottery LaSalle News Tribune
About every time one of our local schools runs into financial issues, some form of this comment comes back on the NewsTribune social media accounts.
New Illinois Lottery Ticket to Benefit Police Officers KMOX
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) - A new lottery game in Illinois will benefit police officers and their families. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the bill Monday to create a new ...
Illinois Making Last-Minute Effort To Legalize Online Gambling, Sports Betting, Fantasy Sports OnlinePokerReport.com
This is a developing story and will be updated. A last-minute effort to legalize online gambling, sports betting and daily fantasy sports in Illinois surfaced on ...
MGM May Be Done With Its Illinois Casino, But It Isn’t Done With Illinois PlayUSA
MGM Resorts International has finally completed its sale of the Grand Victoria Casino. Eldorado Resorts is now the proud owner of the Elgin, Illinois property.
Six-figure prize won in Lucky Day Lotto drawing WAND
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Someone has purchased a winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket in central Illinois.
The Supreme Court OK'd sports gambling. These states are open for bets. NBC2 News
Two months after the Supreme Court overturned a law prohibiting states from legalizing sports betting, a few states have begun accepting wagers.
Gambling expansion in Illinois no sure bet The State Journal-Register
Proponents of gambling expansion in Illinois are split on whether major legislation will get signed into law in 2018, with some going as far as saying there's a ...
Selle: The point spread narrows for Illinois sportsbooks Chicago Tribune
With the U.S. Supreme Court striking down prohibition against sports gambling, can Illinois adopt bills prior to the end of the legislative session May 31?
Inside the ‘Chaos’ Enveloping Illinois’ Distributed Solar Market Greentech Media News
Finalization of Illinois's solar program is more than a year behind schedule. And developers and solar advocates argue the structure of the ABP — in addition to ...
Illinois Lottery Looking for Winner of $650K Jackpot NBC Chicago
If you recently played the Lucky Day Lotto drawing, you may want to check your numbers, because the Illinois Lottery is looking for a big winner.
Lottery ticket leads FBI to Illinois bank robbery suspect The Associated Press
PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a dropped lottery ticket led investigators to the man who robbed a suburban Chicago bank. Court documents say an FBI ...
Illinois Online Lottery PlayUSA
Learn how the Illinois Lottery online works and how to play online lottery games in Illinois when you create an account on the Illinois Lottery website.
Not a winning ticket Chicago Sun-Times
Authorities say a dropped lottery ticket led investigators to the man who robbed a Palatine bank.
Freeport gas station sells $650K lottery ticket WIFR
The winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket from the Thursday, Oct. 11 drawing was sold at a Freeport gas station.
Illinois Lottery features 2018 'Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure' KWQC-TV6
CHICAGO (KWQC) — The Illinois Lottery is featuring the 2018 Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since 2006 ...
Riley says being a Safe Haven baby makes her feel awesome and strong KWQC-TV6
Nearly 200 infants have been safely surrendered in Iowa and Illinois since each state adopted it's own Safe Haven Law. KWQC's Sarah Jones sat down with a ...
Winning Illinois Lottery ticket sold in Elmhurst WLS-TV
A winning Illinois Lottery Ticket worth $1150000 was sold in Elmhurst.
'Everybody Wants to Be a Winner': Officials Warn of Lottery Scams in Illinois NBC Chicago
People believing they've won the lottery are being scammed out of millions of dollars in an evolving fraud scheme, according to officials.
Illinois lottery winners could be anonymous under proposed law Kankakee Daily Journal
A lottery jackpot win in Illinois could become a private affair.
Illinois Lottery says $4 million winner is still a mystery KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
CHICAGO - There may be a millionaire out there who doesn't even know it. The Illinois Lottery says in a news release that whoever purchased the winning Mega ...