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Refunds offered in halted fundraiser for former teacher 2012-09-27 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 27, 2012 , p. 11 Gambling and lotteries, Fundraising and fundraisers, Wolfson, Henry, Homelessness
$900,000 lottery ticket unclaimed in Skokie 2006-01-05 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 5, 2006, p. 13 Mobil Oil Corporation, Gambling and lotteries, Sul, Rich, Business - Automobile service stations and gas stations
Residents share ideas at forum 2005-08-11 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 11, 2005, p. 9 Schools - Finances, Silverstein, Ira, Gambling and lotteries, Government - Illinois, Illinois Senate 8th District
Education funding plan questioned 2005-04-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 21, 2005, p. 5 Education, Codell, Neil, Blagojevich, Rod, Gambling and lotteries, Government - Illinois, Stein, Roger, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools)
Lang heads gaming panel 2003-01-30 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 30, 2003, p. 12 Gambling and lotteries, Government - Illinois, Lang, Louis
It pays to play when popping the question 1998-02-19 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 19, 1998, Sec. 1, p. 3 Gambling and lotteries, Weinstein, Doug, Engagements, Hencel, Heather
Bingo plan raises gambling concerns 1998-02-12 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 12, 1998, p. 9 Kessler, Elizabeth, Gambling and lotteries, Skokie Park Board, Weiner, Erwin, Oakton Community Center
Ship of fools 1997-10-30 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 30, 1997, p. 19 Gambling and lotteries, Illinois Gaming Board, Editorial
Gambling money pours into Springfield, but casino bills still fail 1997-08-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 21, 1997, p. 8 Campaign financing, Gambling and lotteries, Crusius, Phil, Government - Illinois, Edgar, Jim, Duchossois, Richard
Rosemont mayor's war chest funds candidates 1997-08-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 21, 1997, p. 12 Campaign financing, Stephens, Donald, Ryan, George, Capparelli, Ralph, Gambling and lotteries, Dudycz, Walter
Lang folds gambling bill 1997-04-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 24, 1997, p. 5 Gambling and lotteries, Government - Illinois, Lang, Louis, Laws and regulations
Lang to push gambling bill 1997-04-03 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 3, 1997, p. 14 Gambling and lotteries, Government - Illinois, Lang, Louis, Laws and regulations
Did I win the lotto?' For the two local vendors who sold lucky tickets, the answer is an unequivocal 'Yes! 1997-04-03 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 3, 1997, Sec. 1, p. 12 Business - Retail, Ibrahim, Nick, Gaelen Pharmacy, Gambling and lotteries, Wax, Paul, 7-Eleven
My genes made me do it 1996-09-12 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 12, 1996, p. 17 Gambling and lotteries, Editorial
Villages could switch sides over casinos 1995-11-16 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 16, 1995, Sec. 1, p. 3 Northwest Municipal Conference, Gambling and lotteries, Morton Grove
Municipal conference rejects casino funds 1995-11-09 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 9, 1995, p. 6 Stephens, Donald, Northwest Municipal Conference, Gambling and lotteries, Athes, Rita
NWMC on casino plan : Deal us out 1995-11-02 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 2, 1995, Sec. 1, p. 3 Northwest Municipal Conference, Gambling and lotteries
Casino sharing gets cool support 1995-10-19 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 19, 1995, p. 7 Northwest Municipal Conference, Skokie Board of Trustees, Gambling and lotteries, Van Dusen, George, Perille, Donald, Rigoni, Al
Casino : No sure bet 1995-10-19 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 19, 1995, Sec. 1, p. 1 Northwest Municipal Conference, Gambling and lotteries
Lady Luck's a cold killer, not a friend 1995-10-05 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 5, 1995, p. 19 Gamblers Anonymous, Gam-Anon, Gambling and lotteries, Editorial
For help, dial 1-800-GAMBLING 1995-09-28 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 28, 1995, p. 15 Gambling and lotteries, Editorial, Illinois Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling, Anderson, Chris
Mayors endorse casino profit sharing plan 1995-09-07 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 7, 1995, p. 5 Paris, Frank, Stephens, Donald, West Central Municipal Conference, Gambling and lotteries, Baley, Frank, Silvestri, Peter
Casino tax-share plan may mean cash for neighbors 1995-09-07 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 7, 1995, Sec. 1, p. 12 Gambling and lotteries, Taxation
Village ceded right to restrict lotto 1992-03-05 According to the Village's legal counsel, Skokie cannot interfere with a business's decision to sell lotto tickets. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 5, 1992, Sec. 1, p. 1 Business - Retail, Gambling and lotteries
OTB goes away for time being 1991-04-04 Skokie village officials received an official notice from Arlington International Racecourse which informed them of the Racecourse's decision to withdraw an application to build an off-track betting parlor in Skokie. Skokie Review, Thursday, April 4, 1991, p. 3 Arlington International Racecourse, Gambling and lotteries
Commission rejects betting parlor plan 1991-03-14 The Skokie Plan Commission rejected Arlington International Racecourse's proposed off-track betting parlor. Skokie Review, Thursday, March 14, 1991, p. 3 Arlington International Racecourse, Gambling and lotteries, Skokie Plan Commission
Betting parlor fight fizzling? 1991-03-07 Skokie plan commissioners are meeting March 7 for the second time to consider whether to approve Arlington International Racecourse's plan to build an off-track betting parlor on Oakton Street. Skokie Review, Thursday, March 7, 1991, p. 3 Arlington International Racecourse, Gambling and lotteries
Visit to an OTB 1991-02-28 Arlington International Racecourse's proposal to build an off-track betting facility in Skokie has provoked a range of responses from business people, community leaders, and residents. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 28, 1991, p. 6 Arlington International Racecourse, Gambling and lotteries
OTB plan gets Chamber's nod 1991-02-14 The Skokie Chamber of Commerce has officially backed a proposed Arlington Racecourse off-track betting parlor on Oakton Street near McCormick Boulevard. On March 7 the Village Plan Commission will continue its discussion of the off-track betting request. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 14, 1991, p. 3 Arlington International Racecourse, Gambling and lotteries
OTB debate delayed 1991-01-24 Skokie plan commissioners delayed until at least March 7 their decision regarding Arlington International Racetrack's proposed off-track betting in Skokie. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 24, 1991, p. 3 Arlington International Racecourse, Gambling and lotteries, Skokie Plan Commission
Many call race track facility a bad bet 1991-01-24 A horse race betting parlor proposed for southeast Skokie ran into heavy opposition at a public hearing held on January 17. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 24, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Arlington International Racecourse, Gambling and lotteries
Betting parlor plan opposition brewing 1991-01-17 Homeowners associations are set to oppose or question plans by Arlington International Racetrack to open an off-track betting facility in Skokie. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1991, p. 3 Arlington International Racecourse, Gambling and lotteries
Off-track betting may come to village 1990-12-27 Arlington International Race Course is proposing an elaborate $3.5 million betting parlor with food and liquor service in the industrial southeast corner of Skokie. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 27, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 1 Arlington International Racecourse, Gambling and lotteries
Lottery ban at stations fuels anger 1990-05-31 Skokie Village trustees approved a zoning amendment that makes sales of lottery tickets illegal at Skokie automobile service stations. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 31, 1990, p. 3 Zoning, Gambling and lotteries, Skokie Board of Trustees, Business - Automobile service stations and gas stations
Two Skokie men arrested in holiday gambling raid 1990-01-04 Robert Katz and Jory Gelman, both of Skokie, were among six people arrested by Chicago police in a series of New Year's Day gambling raids in the city and suburbs. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 4, 1990, p. 4 Katz, Robert, Gambling and lotteries, Gelman, Jory, Crime and criminals
No Title 1989-03-04 A 62-year old Skokie woman, who asked to remain anonymous, won $110,681 in the Illinois State Lottery on February 24. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, March 4, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Illinois State Lottery, Gambling and lotteries
Poker game doesn't pay off for restaurant owner employees 1988-08-18 Two undercover Skokie police officers arrested George Lekas, the owner of the Mark III restaurant and two employees on gambling charges. The restaurant is located at 3300 W. Dempster St. Skokie Review, Thursday, August 18, 1988, p. 14 Mark III Restaurant, Gambling and lotteries, Business - Restaurants and caterers
Man charged in gambling operation 1987-01-22 Richard M. Halperin, 46, of 10015 Beverly Drive, was arrested on January 15 on multiple gambling charges. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 22, 1987, p. 16 Halperin, Richard M., Gambling and lotteries, Crime and criminals
Police bust sports bet operation 1986-01-09 Chicago and Skokie police arrested George Sommer, 45, of 8414 Christiana Ave., on charges of syndicated gambling. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 9, 1986, p. 7 Gambling and lotteries, Sommer, George
Sutker rallies for 'Vegas Nights 1986-01-09 Cal Sutker will cosponsor legislation to legalize Vegas Night fund raisers. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 9, 1986, Sec. 1, p. 7 Gambling and lotteries, Sutker, Calvin, Laws and regulations
Skokie home raided in area gambling sweep 1985-06-13 Herb Weisman, 55, was arrested last week and charged with syndicated gambling. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 13, 1985, p. 3 Weisman, Herb, Gambling and lotteries, Crime and criminals
DiVarco gets 10 years 1985-03-21 Mob boss Joseph DiVarco of Lincolnwood was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $60,00 by a federal judge. Four other defendants, including Marshall Portnoy of Skokie, were sentenced to terms ranging from probation to nine months in prison. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 21, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Gambling and lotteries, Crime and criminals, DiVarco, Joseph, Portnoy, Marshall
Suburban crackdown finds six guilty of illegal betting 1985-01-17 Marshall L. Portnoy was one of six individuals convicted last week on charges of operating illegal sports betting parlors in Chicago and suburban communities. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 17, 1985, p. 4 Gambling and lotteries, Crime and criminals, Portnoy, Mallory
72-year-old man arrested in Skokie gambling raid 1984-06-24 An informant's tip led Chicago vice officers to 5240 Galitz in Skokie where they arrested Dick M. DeGraff, 72. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, June 24, 1984, Sec. 1, p. 2 DeGraff, Dick M., Gambling and lotteries, Crime and criminals
Skokian wins $5000 in lottery 1980-09-04 Skokian, Sally Sheade, won $5,000 in the Illinois State Lottery's Instant Game. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 4, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Gambling and lotteries,
Skokie man hits lottery paydirt 1980-05-15 Philip Nathan recently won a prize of $5000 in an Illinois lottery game. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, May 15, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Gambling and lotteries, Nathan, Philip
$50,000 winner, wife are euphoric 1978-09-24 Ralph Klug is a winner in the Illinois lottery. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, September 24, 1978, Sec. 1, p. 1 Gambling and lotteries, Klug, Ralph
Skokie man wanted on gambling charges 1978-05-11 Marshall Portnoy is wanted on a warrant issued by the FBI charging him with operating an illegal gambling business in Kentucky. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, May 11, 1978, Sec. 1, p. 5 Gambling and lotteries, Crime and criminals, Portnoy, Marshall
Lottery comes to Skokie next week 1975-01-09 State lottery will be drawn in the Skokie Library on January 16th. The News, Thursday, January 9, 1975, p. 3 Gambling and lotteries, Skokie Public Library