Rauner says he doesn’t like to gamble, but he also recognizes the state is losing money to casinos in neighboring states.
The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.
Backers say SB 1849 would raise $200 million/year, create thousands of jobs.
Illinois Lottery officials say the first day of online lottery tickets brought in more than $15,000 in sales.