Daily Public Schedule: Thursday, July 28, 2016
What: Governor Makes Announcement Regarding Transformation at Illinois Lottery
Where: James R. Thompson Center – Blue Room
100 W. Randolph, Chicago
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Live video from our good pals at BlueRoomStream.com is here.
In 2003 when Illinois State Lottery was removed as a state agency and “shoved” into Revenue as a department to “save money”,started the downfall. Lottery was stripped of all the assets to run an agency. Revenue did not want anything to do with processing the work through their systems and North Star did not want to work with the Lottery to provide a system that would comply with the systems lottery used that were based on the state statutes. Prior to 2003 the Lottery ran very well due to a great employees and a love for their work. A lot of the employees would not have left the Lottery if they hadn’t close the agency. The best thing you could do instead of hire someone else to run the Lottery is to give the Lottery the means to operate on their own and hire back the positions that ran the Lottery. So stop wasting time and money and make Lottery an independent agency.