“An Addiction Problem in the Making” (Illinois Family Spotlight #114)

In the Spotlight this week is Anita Bedell, who is the executive director of the Springfield based Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems, which is also known as ILCAAAP.  ILCAAAP’s mission is to open doors to freedom from addictive behavior for individuals and families in Illinois through public information, education, and legislation.

They discuss the push in the Illinois capitol to open a new casino downtown Chicago and mini-casino’s at racetracks statewide; internet gambling and sports betting, including fantasy sports betting; the status of several pieces of gambling legislation, the principal one being SB 7 which includes internet gambling, sports and fantasy sports betting, and a Chicago casino.

In the second half of the podcast Monte and Anita Bedell converse on recreational marijuana.

Please contact your state lawmakers about this legislation which could come up for consideration in the fall. The Illinois Capitol switchboard is (217) 782-2000.


"An Addiction Problem in the Making" (Illinois Family Spotlight #114)