Category Archives: News

Springfield Journal-Register: Illinois horse breeders fading as other states pass on by

Yesterday, the newspaper from our state capital detailed the worsening plight of the Illinois Horse Industry following another General Assembly[...]

Jacksonville Journal-Courier/Alton Telegraph: Why does the state of Illinois continue to break its promises to the horse racing industry?

This morning the Jacksonville Journal-Courier and Alton Telegraph issued an editorial detailing the financial setbacks incurred by the Illinois horsemen[...]

Southtown Star asks: What’s Quinn Really Want on Gaming Expansion?

“So, another chance to get a casino in the Southland and, more importantly, in Chicago, has failed, this time via[...]

Gaming Analyst: Illinois Gaming Expansion Opponents ‘Completely Misrepresent’ Analysis

The letter below was sent to Illinois Revenue & Jobs Alliance Chairman Bill Black from Joseph Weinert, Senior Vice President[...]’s Bill McClellan: Racetracks offer lessons casinos can’t match

Editorial by Bill McClellan “Sadly, Fairmount Park is in danger. The problem is casinos. “There was a time when the[...]

Editorial: Work out casino deal quickly

Editorial Chicago Sun-Times “It’s time to resolve this. Illinois and Chicago need the money an expansion of gambling could bring,[...]

Rockford Newspaper Sustains Editorial Support for Gaming Expansion

from the Rockford Register Star (June 27, 2012) “WANNA BET? “Most Illinoisans do, or at least they support the idea of[...]

Crain’s Chicago Business Poll: 61% Support Illinois Gaming Expansion

Illinois Supports a Gaming Solution Almost 2:1 A poll conducted for Crain’s Chicago by Ipsos and released today (June 25), shows[...]

VIDEO: Henry County Fair Showcases Needs for Gaming Expansion

from WQAD-TV “Illinois’ horse racing industry is facing dire straights. “Attendance at the state’s horse tracks has fallen off dramatically[...]

The Southern Illinoisian Endorses Gaming Expansion Bill

excerpts from June 6 editorial “Our View: It may not be perfect, but legislation expanding gambling in Illinois should be[...]

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