New school construction funded by Video Gaming Act
New highway and repair projects put Illinois residents back to work

 

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“There is no solid basis for concluding that the wider legalization of gambling, which has cut into illegal gambling and friendly betting, has caused a concomitant increase in pathological gambling. In fact, it appears that pathological gambling is quite rare within the general population, [and] it does not appear to be increasing in frequency.”

Public Sector Gambling Impact Study Comm.

Local Government Contacts

Contact Your Local Officials and Ask Them to Support Jobs for Illinois

  • Local municipalities will collect 5 percent of the revenues from machines located in their communities.  More important, a quarter of the revenues from video gaming machines will help fund the Illinois Capital Bill.
  • The Video Gaming Act supplies about 30% of the funds needed for the $31 Billion Capital Construction Fund which creates an estimated 489,000 jobs for all of Illinois.
  • The Video Gaming Act supplies much needed money for treatment services. 25% of the over $6 Million in license fees each year will go to the Dept. of Human Services for treatment of compulsive gambling. There currently is no mandated funding for DHS under all other forms of gaming in the state. 
  • Video gaming has been successful as a reliable revenue source in the majority of states where it has been legalized, including South Dakota, Montana, West Virginia and Louisiana 

 | City of Chicago | Champaign |McHenry County |

 City of Chicago

If you are not sure which Chicago Ward that you reside in then follow this link to the City of Chicago Ward Maps. Once you have located your ward you can find your Alderman's contact info on the Chicago Ward and Alderman List page. Please ask them to support jobs for Illinois and additional funding for Chicago by allowing Chicago businesses and residents to participate in Video Gaming in Chicago.

 Champaign

If you are not sure which council district that you reside in then follow this link to the Champaign District Map. Once you have located your district you can find your Councilman's contact info below. Please ask them to support jobs for Illinois and additional funding for Champaign by allowing Businesses and residents to participate in Video Gaming in Champaign.   

Champaign City Council Member Information

McHenry County

If you are not sure which McHenry County district that you reside in then follow this link to the McHenry County Website County Board District Map. Once you have located your district you can call your board members or click their name below to send them an email. Please ask them to support jobs for Illinois and additional funding for McHenry County by allowing McHenry Businesses and residents to participate in Video Gaming in McHenry County.

McHenry County Board Members