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Cook County, home rule municipalities can tax slot machines, video gaming terminals, appeals panel says

Dana Herra Dec. 17, 2015, 11:56am

In a pair of decisions, a state appeals panel again upheld the ability of Cook County and other home rule units of local government in Illinois to tax slot and video gaming machines. Both cases, docketed in court records as Case No. 13-L-050995 and Case No. 14-CH-7357, named Lemont-based Accel Entertainment among the plaintiffs, and both were decided by the same panel of three judges.