Posts tagged: ILCAAAP

SPOTLIGHT: Illinois Lawmakers Gift Us More Drugs and Gambling

Written by David E. Smith

Did you ever get a Christmas present you didn’t want or like? Chances are you returned the gift and chose something else. Well, this Christmas, Illinoisans are receiving “gifts” from our legislators that many of us didn’t ask for, don’t want, and can’t give back. Anita Bedell of Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems joins Monte Larrick for a very timely and informative edition of Spotlight.

Bedell and Larrick detail the many pitfalls of gambling expansion – more casinos as well as “racinos” and the introduction of sports betting – and Bedell offers important action steps citizens can take in an effort to weaken gambling expansion.… Continue Reading

“Merry Christmas! Illinois Lawmakers Gift You More Drugs and Gambling” (Illinois Family Spotlight 176)

This spotlight features an interview with ILCAAAP’s Anita Bedell to discuss seemingly increased vice in Illinois, or maybe just more exposed government corruption. Anita Bedell talks with Monte Larrick about more casinos therefore more gambling, how to fight commercial marijuana, and their combination link to corruption in politics.

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“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.… Continue Reading

Illinois: Saturated in Vice

Written by Benjamin Smith

In this week’s edition of our weekly podcast, Monte Larrick talks with Anita Bedell, the executive director of Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems (ILCAAAP).  Anita and Monte discuss Gambling and Marijuana and their effects on revenue and taxes in Illinois.

Illinois lawmakers are once again considering legislation to expand gambling.  The proposal before the Illinois General Assembly is sponsored by Illinois Senators Terry Link (D-Gurnee), Dave Syverson (R-Rockford), Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and Donne Trotter (D-Chicago).… Continue Reading

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