Category Archives: News

NPR: Rep. Lou Lang Gives Comprehensive Defense of Illinois Gaming Bill

some excerpts of Rep. Lou Lang’s recent interview on NPR (WBEZ-FM in Chicago) explaining benefits of the recently passed gaming [...]

Illinois Racing Board Chairman: Optimistic Lawmaker, Governor Will Help Industry

By Will Buss “COLLINSVILLE — Some working within the local horse racing industry are confident that Gov. Pat Quinn will [...]

State Journal-Register: Gambling expansion to get another look in legislature

By Doug Finke “Two key state lawmakers involved in gambling legislation last week flatly predicted the legislature will vote on [...]

Quad-City Times: ‘Racino’ Legislation Boosts Horsemen’s Hopes

Excerpt from the Quad-City Times May 20 editorial “Today, McCaffrey operates a stable of 60 horses. This trainer and owner [...]

IL State Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka Gives Support to Slots-at-Tracks, Gaming Expansion

by Kevin McDermott “State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican and the state’s chief fiscal officer, came out today with a [...]

Sen. Dave Syverson: may have veto-proof vote [for gaming bill]

by Chuck Sweeny: “Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, believes there’s still hope that a casino bill featuring a gambling parlor for [...]

Chicago Tribune reports on Illinois Gaming Expansion Bill moving forward

Excerpt from a Chicago Tribune article by Ray Long and Alissa Groeninger “In the House, Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, said he [...]

CBS St. Louis: Slots Coming to Illinois Tracks

BY Alex Degman SPRINGFIELD, Ill (IRN) - Gambling proponents say a measure to allow five new casinos, allow more slot machines at existing [...]

Rockford Register Star: “DEAL US IN” on Illinois Gaming Expansion

excerpt from May 13, 2012 editorial: “Our View: Illinois pensions, casinos and Rockford’s new bishop in stew” read the full [...]

Daily Herald Shines Light On Quinn’s “Baffling” Stance on Gaming Expansion Arlington Park’s Future Still in Gov’s Hands BY Barry Rozner “Another year has passed. “Another year without a [...]