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HOUSE RECAP: Source says gambling issues likely to be packed into one bill HOUSE RECAP: Source says gambling issues likely to be packed into one bill

HOUSE RECAP: Source says gambling issues likely to be packed into one bill

A move Monday by a House committee likely means lawmakers are working on a single, “omnibus” gambling bill that will have provisions dealing with sports betting, expanded casino operations and possibly higher taxes on video gambling, all of which are items Gov. J.B. Pritzker and others in the General Assembly have suggested as ways to raise additional money for the state.
Lower fees, but fingerprints still included in FOID overhaul bill Lower fees, but fingerprints still included in FOID overhaul bill

Lower fees, but fingerprints still included in FOID overhaul bill

An amendment to a controversial bill to overhaul the state’s Firearm Owner’s Identification Act has a lesser increase in the cost of applications and card renewals, but remains firm on proposed fingerprint requirements. Under the most recent proposal, both new applications for FOID cards and five-year card renewals would cost $20.
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