If no challenges are filed within two weeks, Camelot Illinois stands to win the 10-year, $2.2 billion contract to run the Illinois Lottery.
The bill had been viewed by advocates as a potential step forward for consumer privacy, and by opponents as an obstacle to business innovation.
Proceeds will be used to pay down the state’s bill backlog and allow the state to lower its 12-percent interest rate, which costs $2 million per day.
“I just want to know what he’s going to do. We are trying to assess that,” bill sponsor state Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, said this week.
“I believe mental health is a medical issue that needs to be treated like a medical issue,” she said.
The Chicago native and son of Haitian immigrants also said he’ll fight President Donald Trump on immigration issues should he win the job.
Arguing he’s already got a “statewide campaign operation” in place, state Rep. Scott Drury said he’s switching gears and running for attorney general.
The campaign would have followed the four terms Lisa Madigan has served while her father was speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.
Rauner on Monday told reporters that it’s “essential” for the state and city to work together to land the massive $5 billion project.
One of Ald. Ed Burke’s daughters reportedly is gathering signatures to run for attorney general after Lisa Madigan’s decision not to run again.
Candidates must campaign, raise money and get signatures on their nominating petitions in time for the March 20 primary — just six months away.
MIHALOPOULOS: J.B. Pritzker firms got $1.9 million in tax credits from the cash-strapped state government he’s vying to lead.
Munger said Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed her “point person” for the state’s efforts to deliver the Amazon headquarters a few days ago.
“After serving as Illinois Attorney General for over 14 years, today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection,” she said in a statement.