Mitchell Armentrout Reporter
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  • Chicago Sun Times

Mitchell Armentrout is a staff reporter covering Illinois casinos, video gaming, sports betting and gambling regulation.

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379 Articles
4 months ago
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Cook County back down to medium COVID-19 risk level, but hospitalizations and deaths rise across ...

The risk level was downgraded because Cook County’s case rate has fallen below the threshold of 200 cases per 100,000...

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4 months ago
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Bally’s play for long-awaited Chicago casino now up to state regulators — but hopes to open tempo...

Bally’s has filed its application with the Illinois Gaming Board seeking approval for a $1.7 billion riverfront casin...

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4 months ago
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Man who fired gun at Englewood park had AR-15, massive ammo supply and notes about mass shootings...

Woodridge resident Alexander Podgorny faces five felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon after the South Side encou...

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4 months ago
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Pilot of small plane makes emergency landing on Libertyville road

The pilot was the only person aboard the plane, which was flying to Grayslake from Muncie, Indiana, officials said. N...

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4 months ago
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Officials urge caution heading into Market Days weekend as Illinois monkeypox case count rises to...

Monkeypox cases have been detected across 55 of Chicago’s 77 community areas, and while most have emerged among men w...

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4 months ago
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New Illinois public health director takes helm as COVID rebounds, monkeypox rises and abortion ri...

Gov. J.B. Pritzker called Dr. Sameer Vohra “laser-focused on our most vulnerable populations, especially our youth… T...

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4 months ago
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Veteran prosecutor slams Kim Foxx in blistering resignation letter: ‘Zero confidence in their lea...

James Murphy, a longtime assistant state’s attorney, zeroed in on many of the issues that have made Foxx a target for...

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5 months ago
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Time to exhale? State regulators finally pass around new batch of pot dispensary licenses

The long-awaited new licenses are the first new ones to be issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration since mariju...

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5 months ago
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‘Relentless’ roller coaster: COVID-19 subvariants put Chicago area back at high risk level — yet ...

With transmission considered medium or high in 94 Illinois counties, residents are being urged to mask up when gather...

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5 months ago
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Dr. Sameer Vohra named next director of Illinois Department of Public Health

Vohra, hailed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker as the Illinois Department of Public Health’s “next visionary leader,” will serve...

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5 months ago
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COVID-19 filling hospital beds across Illinois, as risk level improves to ‘medium’ in Cook County

Hospital admissions have more than doubled since mid-April, following a steady increase in cases since the early spri...

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5 months ago
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Lisa Holder White sworn in as first Black woman on state Supreme Court: ‘We need not limit our dr...

“Taking my oath in this place today recognizes the undeniable value and merit of what I — as a Black woman, mother, d...

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