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Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute.

A new report says Illinois gambling revenue has hit a new high. The report from the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting & Accountability says state gambling revenue hit nearly $1.9 billion as of June 30. That’s an increase of nearly 39% over 2021 and nearly $500 million higher than pre-pandemic 2019. Crain’s reports the bulk of the increase has come from video gambling and sports betting.

Also, Chicago’s Expanded Outdoor Dining program could become permanent. Listen for more below: