State May Have Lost Bet But Oak Lawn Coffers Gained With Video Gaming
Multiple stories over the weekend, including one in the Chicago Sun-Times, labeled the State of Illinois’ bet on video gaming a mistake. The articles noted that the State of Illinois overestimated the revenue it would get and handed operators more money than other states. The stories also showed that there is a limited number of gamblers because casino gambling revenues for the state are down drastically.
Oak Lawn has done well with video gaming however receiving revenue of $2,906,327 since video gaming was legalized. A mind boggling $739,359,888.30 was the amount played with net wagering activity amounting to $58,125,837.51.
OLCHS Hosts Incoming Freshmen Curriculum Night
All families of 8th grade students residing in District 229 are invited to attend the incoming freshmen curriculum night, Wednesday, January 23rd from 7 to 8 p.m. The administration and faculty will be present to provide an overview of the school’s academic program, including the typical courses taken by freshmen students. The night includes time allotted to allow students and parents to meet with teachers to discuss possible electives like foreign language, industrial technology, art, business and music. Students that are enrolled at the two public school districts, 122 and 123, will receive course selection materials and placement recommendations.
Do you or someone you know have diabetes?
If you have diabetes, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 30 Million Americans have diabetes. The good news is that diabetes can be managed.
Advocate Christ Medical Center is starting a new Diabetes Support Group that will meet in the Community Room on the ground floor of the Outpatient Pavilion located at the corner of 95th Street and Kilbourn Avenue in Oak Lawn. The meetings will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month, beginning February 7.
The group is open to adults with diabetes, their family members and friends and is facilitated by certified diabetes educators from Advocate Christ. Each month will focus on a different diabetes topic with the opportunity to learn, share and get questions answered. Refreshments will be provided.
If interested, contact the Adult Diabetes Education Department at 708.684.5301 or 708.684.5182 to register or for more information. Free valet parking is available.
Oak Lawn Park District Community Pavilion Fitness Membership Sale
Get fit while saving money. Purchase an Oak Lawn Park District Community Pavilion Fitness Membership from February 14th -February 17th, and save 40% off new resident and combo memberships.
Membership sale rates are $90 for new residents ($80 for senior residents) and
$120 for combo memberships, which gives you access to both the Community Pavilion fitness facility, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave., and the Racquet Center fitness facility, 10444 S. Central Ave. Some exclusions may apply. For more information, call 708-857-2420.