Rauner Goes after Lottery Conflicts of Interest

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Governor Rauner and Illinois Lottery Seek New Management Partner Signals transformation to ensure Lottery grows responsibly while providing better value for taxpayers CHICAGO — Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Lottery today announced … Continue reading

The Illinois Lottery Was Not Passed to Help Education

Every once in a while I’ll hear someone say that the lottery was passed to finance education. If I have time, I’ll correct that impression. When I attended my second New Members Conference put on by the Legislative Research Council, … Continue reading

In State Senate Length of Term Lottery Althoff & Duffy Get Four-Year Terms, McConnaughay Two Years, Terms for All Districts

This doesn’t mean a lot to anyone but the candidates themselves, but the lottery results are in for length of terms for State Senators. With four-year terms, the two 2012 winners in McHenry County are Pam Althoff  (Term lengths are … Continue reading

About Those State Policemen Pat Quinn Wants to Fire

No loss of any consequence to McHenry County to Governor Pat Quinn’s announcement that 400 State Policemen would be laid off. We didn’t have any in the 1990’s until I asked Governor George Ryan’s Director of the Department of Law … Continue reading