More than 30,000 video slot and poker machines have been installed in the state and gamblers have lost more than $5 billion. Yet Illinois has failed to address the issue of gambling addiction in any meaningful way.
Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.
More than 30,000 video gambling machines are scattered across Illinois, and gambling addiction appears to be on the rise.
School officials say the monitoring was about keeping students safe, not punishing them. But critics say it expanded the role of police in schools and increased surveillance of children.
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