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Evanston Bans Video Gambling

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 15, 2009 3:40PM

Evanston became the largest city thus far in the state of Illinois to outlaw video gambling, the mayor claiming - according to the Tribune - "the 'social consequences' outweighed the financial benefits." The Evanston City Council unanimously voted 9-0 on the issue. The new law allowing video gambling, passed in May, also gives communities the option of voting it down. So far, DuPage County has banned it as have smaller communities like Rosemont and Country Club Hills; the Naperville City Council is slated to take up the issue tonight. [Trib, CBS 2]