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Officials in Illinois village charged in gambling raid

Officials in Illinois village charged in gambling raid

MAPLE PARK, Ill. (AP) _ A village mayor was arrested during a raid of a bar that state authorities said was a cover for an illegal gambling operation.

Mayor Mark Delaney was arrested Friday night at D.J.'s Tavern, the attorney general's office said. Delaney and the owner of the bar, its manager and six bartenders were charged with conspiracy to commit gambling.

Maple Park Police Chief Chester Morris was not charged, although the Illinois attorney general's office said Friday night that he had been. Melissa Merz, a spokeswoman for the office, said the Illinois State Police decided not to charge the police chief, but that she had only learned of that decision Saturday.

Illinois State Police Lt. Mark Piccoli said the police chief ``was questioned at length, and he was released pending further investigation.''

Illegal video slot machines, gambling paraphernalia and various records and proceeds from the alleged gambling operation were seized in the raid, a press release from attorney general's office said.

Delaney was released after posting $1,000 of his $10,000 bond.

No one answered at Delaney's home Saturday afternoon. Reached Friday night, his wife, Marianne, said her husband frequents the bar ``a few times a week'' but could not comment on the charges because she knew little about what was being alleged.

Maple Park is about 55 miles west of Chicago.
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