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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

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