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Special Notice

Pursuant to the Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation Plan announced by Governor Pritzker on November 17, 2020, all licensed Illinois casino gambling and video gaming operations of all kind are suspended until further notice effective at the conclusion of the gaming day at 11:01pm on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Failure to comply with these mitigation efforts could subject licensees to discipline, up to and including license revocation.
The IGB will continue to enroll individuals in Self-Exclusion during Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation. Individuals seeking to enroll in Self-Exclusion need to contact the Program Director to coordinate the enrollment process at an Illinois casino. The Program Director can be reached at (312) 814-4678, (312) 814-8832 or by e-mail at gene.oshea@igb.illinois.gov.

About Us

Current Board Members

CHARLES SCHMADEKE CHARLES SCHMADEKE is a partner-in-charge of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP's Springfield office. He has more than 25 years of litigation, mediation and administrative law experience and concentrates his practice representing business and governmental clients in litigation and mediation, including cases involving employment issues, civil rights defense, regulatory matters, and contract and tort claims. He has represented and counseled governmental clients on a wide variety of matters, including governance, organization and fiscal issues, civil rights, regulation enforcement and employment. Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson in 2003, Schmadeke served in senior positions in Illinois state government. He was the General Counsel to the Illinois State Comptroller, where he advised the Comptroller on constitutional and statutory matters and fiscal affairs, and also conducted cases before the civil service board and handled litigation with cemeteries, funeral homes and other entities regulated by the Comptroller. He also worked 11 years for the Illinois Attorney General as Chief of the General Law Bureau, which represents all state agencies, state officers and state employees in federal and state litigation. In addition to supervising a staff of 21 attorneys and overseeing an active caseload of thousands of cases before federal and state courts and administrative tribunals, Schmadeke personally handled many cases including matters involving civil rights, professional regulation and employment issues.
 
RUBEN RAMIREZ SERGEANT RUBEN RAMIREZ, JR. Sergeant Member Ruben Ramirez, Jr., is assigned to the Chicago Police Department, Special Functions Marine/Helicopter Unit. Sgt Ramirez is currently detailed to The Bureau of Counter-Terrorism as the Training Group Supervisor.
Member Ramirez has a 28 year tenure with the Chicago Police Department. He started his police career in the 009th District as a patrol officer, eventually becoming a member of the district Tactical team. Member Ramirez was then detailed to Gang Investigations out of the Maxwell Street station and shortly after was assigned to the Narcotics Unit. In 2001, Member Ramirez was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Public Housing where he was a relief supervisor within the unit. Member Ramirez was assigned to the Office of the Superintendent/Legal Affairs and worked as a supervisor in the Risk Management Office. During this time, he explicitly worked on risk mitigation and compliance training. Eventually Member Ramirez returned to Narcotics Unit as a team supervisor, where he oversaw operations of covert street corner conspiracies, Hotel/Motel Interdiction, Long term investigations and Title III investigations that included FBI and DEA components. Member Ramirez then followed his passion and applied for the Marine/Helicopter Unit, where he was then assigned. While in the Marine/Helicopter Unit, Member Ramirez supervised Marine patrol that conducted Homeland Security protection and responded to all maritime emergencies. Member Ramirez holds a certification as a first responder medical from the Illinois Department of Public Health. He further led maritime investigations in rescue, recovery, search and inspection missions. Currently Member Ramirez is working in the Bureau of Counter-Terrorism as the Training Group Supervisor for the Bureau.
Member Ramirez has obtained a MS in Law Enforcement Administration and a BS in Law Enforcement Management. He is a certified Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) instructor. Member Ramirez is also a member of several associations, including the Illinois Drug Enforcement Officers Association (IDEOA), International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), International Undercover Officers Association, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis (IALEIA) and the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI).
 
DIONNE HAYDEN DIONNE R. HAYDEN is a seasoned corporate attorney with over 14 years of experience with corporate investigations involving various types of misconduct including fraud, embezzlement, and ethics, compliance and policy violations. Ms. Hayden currently holds the position of Assistant Vice President, Employee Relations at CNA Insurance Company. Her role includes investigating and resolving a wide range of matters which may include misconduct, compliance, ethics, conflicts of interest and policy violations. Ms. Hayden began her career in private practice as a corporate litigator at McGuire Woods, LLP's Chicago office and later joined Miller Canfield, PLC. After over a decade of work as a litigator, corporate counselor and investigator, Ms. Hayden left private practice to take a role as Senior Legal Counsel at the international corporate insurance company of Allianz, Global, Corporate & Specialty in their North American division in Chicago, IL. During her career, Ms. Hayden has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Leading Lawyers and was named a "Top 40 Labor and Employment Attorney under 40 in Illinois" by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Ms. Hayden received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the Katz Business School for undergraduates at the University of Pittsburgh and her law degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
ANTHONY GARCIA ANTHONY GARCIA is an attorney serving as senior counsel for litigation and investigations at The Boeing Company where he manages litigation as well as supervises and conducts internal investigations implicating violations of the False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and other statutes. Mr. Garcia previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois where he investigated and prosecuted violations of narcotics and weapons statutes, murder for hire, fraud, and export control statutes. Previously, he spent seven years at the U.S. Department of Justice, five years as a trial attorney for the Office of International Affairs and Counterespionage Section and two years as an attaché in Mexico City, working closely with senior U.S. and Mexican officials to combat transnational crime. Mr. Garcia also served as an Assistant State's Attorney in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and as an Intelligence Analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency before attending law school. He received his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of Wyoming.
 

Administrator

MARCUS FRUCHTER is an accomplished professional with experience in both the public and private sectors. Before joining the Illinois Gaming Board he was a senior counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission's Enforcement Division. At the SEC, Mr. Fruchter served in the Enforcement Division's Market Abuse Unit before joining the Cyber Unit at its inception in late 2017. He investigated and brought enforcement actions covering multiple areas of securities fraud including insider trading, account intrusions and unauthorized trading schemes, market manipulation and abusive trading, and dark web-related conduct. Prior to joining the SEC in 2015, Mr. Fruchter was an attorney in private practice for more than a decade. Mr. Fruchter was a litigation partner at Honigman LLP and its Chicago predecessor firm Schopf & Weiss LLP, where he represented clients in federal and state courts nationwide in complex business disputes involving commercial fraud, trade secrets and unfair competition, professional liability, and patent and trademark infringement. Before embarking on a legal career, Mr. Fruchter worked as a senior public policy associate at Feeding America and served as a legislative aide in the United States Senate. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School and earned a B.A. in public policy, with honors, from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

Senior Staff

Patricia Dominguez - Chief of Staff
Agostino Lorenzini - General Counsel
Kevin High - Chief Fiscal Officer
Joe Miller - Policy Director
Robert Burke - Deputy Administrator of Licensing
Captain Sean Brannon - Deputy Administrator of Enforcement/ISP Statewide Gaming Commander
Tammy Compton - Acting Deputy Administrator for Finance & Audit
Scott Deubel - Deputy Administrator of Investigations
Geny Chiaradonna - Human Resources Manager
Trudy Curtis - Internal Controls Manager
Gene O'Shea - Self-Exclusion Program Director

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact us at IGB.MediaInquiry@igb.illinois.gov.