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                             A ONE DAY WORKSHOP



An exploration of typology: similarities and differences in our paths to our emotional illness and our recovery.

Presented by Brian M (Saturday Lutheran General)

When: Saturday September 21, 2019 10am-3pm

Where:  1724 First St, Highland Park

Who: This is an open workshop. GamAnon is welcome. Small groups will be specific to Gamblers Anonymous and GamAnon

Other Details: PARKING in the Metra Station across from Nicasa is free all day. There will be a one-hour break for LUNCH. There are many food options within walking distance. The workshop is FREE because we offer only our experience, strength, and hope…no food. There is a water cooler with cold and hot.

10am-12pm: Introductions, video clips and definitions

12pm-1pm: Lunch on your own

1pm-2pm: Large and small group discussions

2pm-3pm: Process and next steps

Please RSVP as there is limited space even if you are a maybe.

Click here to download flyer.


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Click here for the GA Family Holiday Gathering flyer


Sunday Dec 1, 2019





The Chicagoland GA Bowling league is on summer break!


 Contact Mary D if interested in bowling starting


Sunday September 8, 2019  




Chicagoland GA



"All Mixed Up"


Bowling League



One night a month bowling league...


Bowling is every 2nd Sunday of the month from September through May.

Cost is $18.00/per month

Cost includes a bowling banquet at the end of the season!



Bowling is done for the 2018- 2019 season, but time to start planning now for the 2019-2020 season. 


Contact Mary if interested in bowling starting Sunday September 8, 2019.


Substitutes are always welcomed and are needed most nights of bowling

Just show up a little early and/or contact Mary D. ahead of time


Brunswick Zone Glendale Heights

558 North Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

(At the NW corner of North Ave & Glen Ellyn Rd)


Mary D. at with any questions or to join!



Breaking News



9/11/19  There will be a Spirituality planning meeting starting at 6pm,

on Monday Oct 7th, prior to the Arlington Heights regular meeting @

 Northwest Community Hospital.

 Volunteers needed and welcomed.


 Click here to view the proposed new  literature that our trustees are

 working on






Click here for info/flyer for the  Gamblers Anonymous Area 10


Mini-Conference       "Gratitude"


Sept 13th - Sept 15th, 2019




Minnesota GA & Gam-Anon

invite you to attend the

2019 Minnesota Conference

October 18th -20th


Click here for info/flyer for the Minnesota conference





Download the Fillable Phone Service Sign up form HERE

Download the Phone Service Volunteer Info HERE









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Meetings Requesting Support


Tuesday - Edison Park

Wednesday - Joliet (Spanish)

Wednesday - Highland, IN

Thursday - Lisle

Thursday - Elk Grove Village

 Friday - Chicago South

(Willa Rawls meeting)




Room Change


Lansing, First United Methodist Church will now be


 meeting on the 4th floor.  It is elevator accessible.





 Park Ridge, Wednesday,  will start with  a beginner's Meeting from 7 to 7:30, (an orientation to Gamblers Anonymous and works on the first three steps of recovery), followed with a  Literature Meeting from 7:30 to 9:00



New (Returned) Thursday Chicago Loop

Meeting is back!


The Thursday 12 Noon Chicago Loop is


back on the meeting schedule. 



Thursday 12 noon


First United Methodist Church


77 W. Washington Street


Chicago, IL  60602


Basement Classroom #1 - Garrett


Open/Topic Meeting




Permanent Meeting Closures


Friday Chicago meeting at St. Tarcissus


Friday night Forest Park meeting




  Saturday afternoon Hinsdale


meetings are now permanently closed







Check out new format - features open speakers/ workshops meetings

Send an email to Dan B at  if interested in speaking or hosting a workshop at the Romeoville meeting.



Pass them on...


Chicagoland Intergroup provides Anniversary Pins for pinnees...


But, why not pass along your Pin to help keep our costs down?


You may turn them in to your intergroup Rep

They will be put in our Supplies for future pinnings!


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As we start the New Year we will attempt all year to reach those compulsive gamblers who are still suffering to share our experience, strength, and hope with them. We will reach out to treatment centers, media outlets, community centers, community speaking opportunities…

We ask for your help in identifying outreach opportunities. We are looking to form a team of speakers who would fill in for opportunities we find to speak to both the recovery community and our communities at-large.

Contact us at if you have ideas for outreach and/or want to be on a list of members who can help us reach those who are still suffering. We are asking you because who better to teach us than those who have been on the other side.

In peace

Brian B and Brian M


Click here for a copy of the Problem Gambling Awareness Month letter

Click here for a copy of our Public Relations letter

Click here for the Public Relations Report May 2019




Hang Up a Flyer


to Carry the GA message!


Click here for flyer


Hang up in your church


 Doctor's office


Condo bulletin board



After printing, please tear off the 2 end blank tabs, and cut on the tab lines




Please Share Your Anniversaries!


Intergroup Reps:

Help your fellow GA members celebrate their recent GA anniversaries

by submitting your members' anniversary dates to Donna M.

email to:

She will submit them to the ISO to be listed in the Bulletin for the entire GA Fellowship to celebrate!



Wednesday night

Call-In Meeting!


Each one of these meetings will be ‘open meetings’, but only compulsive gamblers, those who believe they have a gambling problem at their first meeting, and those who have a desire to stop gambling, will be allowed to speak.  The meetings will be run by a rotating schedule of at least 2 out of 5 approved meeting administrators who have met the Guidelines for these meetings.

More information is available on the Trustee website at:

There you will find the meeting grid, showing open times for others to start telephone meeting conference calls.  Additionally, you will find a listing of Frequently Asked Questions.

The information for this first telephone conference call is as follows:

Wednesdays at 9:00 PM ET until 10:30 PM ET

The system will open at 15 minutes before in an open forum

The dial in number is 1-712-770-4160. This is a network based phone number in Iowa

The conference ID is 611704#

If anyone needs support or wishes to help those who need support you can email such request to

More information on this particular meeting is available at:



 Bring your filled out order form to the next intergroup meeting

Orders may be filled immediately if the Supplies are in stock


Click HERE for the GA Supply Form - PDF




Keep up with our GA members

Please check the "Joys, Cares and Concerns" page for information



Have you been given much from the GA program? 

Consider giving back to it by becoming a "Lifeliner" and financially supporting the International Service Office of Gamblers Anonymous, or as we call it... The awesome "I.S.O."

Click here to be a "Lifeliner" today!





Chicagoland Intergroup Meeting  

2nd Tuesday of the Month - 7:30 PM  

Oakbrook Community Church  

3100 Midwest Road, Oakbrook, IL  60523  


GA Helpline 1-888-548-2790 (24/7)  


Gam-Anon Hotline 1-708-802-0105  

National Suicide Lifeline 1-800-273-8255




Mailing Address:  

Chicagoland Intergroup   

                                                                         P O B o x 364 9 - Lisle , I L 60532  



Recovery Quotes


 I’m not telling you it is going to be easy,

I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.

– Anonymous


Click here to find out:



What is a SPONSOR?



Pressure Relief



View flyer here

Contact the current Pressure Relief Chair-person for any assistance needed for all types of pressure relief!




The new pressure relief booklets are available.    It is important to review the new booklet including the disclaimer form.


Click here to view the proposed waiver and release for the pressure relief group meeting. 


Download an explanation of all the Pressure Reliefs HERE


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Room reps, please send speaker information to



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