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How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost

Lawmakers said legalizing video gambling would generate billions of dollars for the state. Instead, it’s proved to be little more than a money grab.

How We Analyzed Video Gambling in Illinois

Here’s how we conducted an in-depth look at the rapid expansion of video gambling in the state and its financial and social costs.

Do You Know Someone Struggling With Video Gambling?

More than 30,000 video gambling machines are scattered across Illinois, and gambling addiction appears to be on the rise.

Feeling Trapped by Vehicle Tickets? Let’s Talk About It — Live

We’re hosting a community forum on Jan. 30 and would love to see you.

The Ticket Trap: Explore How Chicago Tickets Motorists and Collects Debt

We’ve collected data on 54 million tickets issued over the past two decades. Search for your address, and see how Chicago’s reliance on ticketing affects motorists across the city.

ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Headquartered in Chicago, we are the first regional publishing operation of ProPublica, dedicated to stories about big issues that affect people living and working in the state of Illinois. Learn more.

What Engagement Reporting Does — and Doesn’t — Mean at ProPublica

So you’ve filled out a questionnaire, signed up for an investigation or talked with one of our engagement reporters. Here’s what to expect from this kind of journalism.

Say What? How Reporters Gather and Use Quotations

Journalists work hard to get the truth and capture comments that are compelling and colorful.

6 Young Men, Given Adult Sentences for “Minor” Infractions, Are Freed in Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner commuted the sentences of the men, whose cases were documented in a ProPublica Illinois investigation last year, less than three weeks before leaving office.

Happy Holidays From ProPublica Illinois

Only at a party of journalists would someone read from a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

How to Use the Ticket Trap, Our New Database That Lets You Explore How Chicago Tickets Motorists and Collects Debt

We hope you’ll play around with it and let us know how we can make it better.

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