Illinois lottery

9:20 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Lottery Contractor Likely Short Of Target

Credit Illinois Lottery

Illinois' lottery contractor will likely be $200 million short of the money it promised the state this year when the fiscal year ends next week.
Northstar Lottery Group has never reached the profits it signed onto when it
took over in 2011.
The contract says falling short of goals by 10 percent two years in a row is
reason to end the partnership, and this year would be the second consecutive
year it hasn't made its goal.
Northstar CEO Tim Simonson says that his company has achieved higher profits

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10:02 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Lawmaker Calls On Quinn To Nix Private Company That Runs Lottery

Credit Illinois Lottery

A state lawmaker wants Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to fire the company responsible for running the state’s lottery.

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Education Desk Features
8:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Illinois Lottery: A Shell Game For School Funding?

Lottery ads at the Hometown Pantry
Rachel Otwell/WUIS

Many people are aware that the Illinois Lottery helps fund schools. But just how much do the proceeds actually help? Well, that's what we aimed to find out:


Most of the money for the state's public schools K-12 come from local sources, like property taxes. The state contributes a large portion as well, and the lottery profits are part of that, but just how much? To find that out, our first stop is the Hometown Pantry at the intersection of Edwards and MacArthur in Springfield.

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Illinois Issues
12:00 am
Mon November 1, 2010

Partnerships: Illinois in Many Ways Leads the Pack on Public-Private Partnerships

Anyone who logged on to the Illinois Lottery website in September to read the bids from private firms vying to manage the lottery came across pages of blacked-out information. 

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