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Illinois Lottery

Illinois Lottery Contract Cloaked In Secrecy, Critics Say

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With less than two weeks before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn awards a lucrative, first-of-its-kind contract for the private management of t...

Illinois Should Better Manage the Lottery, Not Waste the Bucks

Rep. Jack Franks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jack Franks

Our state recently put the wheels in motion to hire a private management firm to run the Illinois lottery for the next decade. Under a privatization plan, taxpayers will lose out.

Illinois Lottery Could Come Under Private Management

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Lottery is a gamble; pay a few bucks, and anyone's got a chance to win millions. But for the state of Illinois, the lottery is just the...

As Economy Flags, Lottery Sales Break Record But Profits Drop

Herald & Review | MIKE RIOPELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Lottery sales continue to be steady during the flagging economy. (via)...

Online Lottery Tickets? Senate President Says Yes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hoping to squeeze more money out of the state lottery, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton wants to sell tickets online and hire a private compan...

Lottery Lease May Violate Federal Law

The Bloomington Pantagraph | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new federal legal decision could put a serious dent in Illinois' effort to raise money for a statewide construction program. Reacting to a plan by ...

Summary of the Proposed Lease of the State Lottery

Greg Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Harris

I have had a number of inquiries about the details of the proposal to lease the State Lottery, so here we go with an explanation of SB2595, the version of the lottery lease proposal passed by the House.

Springfield Special Sessions: A Ray of Hope

Greg Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Harris

The 23rd and 24th Special Sessions of the General Assembly started off much the same as most of the other special sessions called by the Governor. However, following that brief session, some of us met in Speaker Madigan's office to consider the proposed lease of the Illinois Lottery.