Saturday, Mar 28, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

pjohnf - Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton wiped her server clean - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why isn't this woman in prison? She abetted in the deaths of 4 American's in Benghazi, she's been involved in more scandals than Slick Willie such as her cattle futures boondoggle, the WH Travel office charade, Whitewater land scandal, sniper fire landing lie in Bosnia, e-mail scandal, billing records scandal from Rose law firm and confidential FBI files taken to Clinton WH. And those…
qfingers - Durbin endorses Schumer - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And here I was hoping for somebody better than Reid....not much to choose from I guess.
pjohnf - Durbin endorses Schumer - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Yeah poor little dirtbag got passed over by a east coast rabid wacko liberal. Doesn't say much for dirtbag but Schumer is even more of a radical socialist than Dickie is.
WmMunny - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Perhaps not being supervised by his parents or guardians. Sad deal, no disputing that. Prayers for the young boy and his family.
Bob6140 - Parents want ability to opt kids out of state tests - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If the partisan posters will brush up on their comprehension skills, it is a democrat that is sponsoring this bill. Unions support it. If you believe parents should have a say, you agree with the democrats and the teachers' union. Your rants make no sense at all.

Most Popular

Quincy Meth Bust on N 10th

12 yr old boy shot and killed Sat morning Updated

Tracy vs Sullivan in 2016?

Hannibal residents fight back

Moore on new Jail: “My support is as a taxpayer”

Just looking around...

Wagner and Griggs capture state title

County clerks worried about special election for Schock seat

Illinois to end relationship with lottery vendor

Illinois to end relationship with lottery vendor

7 months, 1 week ago From Associated Press

Northstar hasn't reached the ambitious sales promises it used to win its bid to the state in 2010.

Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery over "serious concerns" with company performance, state officials announced Friday.

Gov. Pat Quinn directed the Illinois Lottery to end its relationship with Northstar Lottery Group three years into a 10-year contract, spokesman Grant Klinzman said in a statement.

Questions over Northstar's performance aren't new. The company hasn't reached the ambitious sales promises it used to win its bid to the state in 2010.

"The administration has had serious concerns with Northstar's performance," Klinzman said in an email. "The state is in the process of finalizing a path that will allow the Lottery to move on, improve profits and increase funding for education and economic development across the state."

Illinois Lottery spokesman Mike Lang said the lottery supported the Quinn administration's direction and that lottery services and products would remain available during the transition to a new manager.

Chicago-based Northstar officials didn't immediately respond Friday to messages from The Associated Press.

Northstar officials have said that the state made some things harder, such as canceling games it wanted to launch to prohibiting the sponsorship of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival in 2013 because of headliner R.Kelly.

Quinn's office declined to address those questions Friday.

Northstar officials have acknowledged that they didn't meet goals, but that there were some successes. That included raising lottery profits by almost 10 percent in 2012. Some store owners noted improved customer service.

Northstar promised contributions of $1 billion to the state in the fifth year of its contract when it took over the 40-year-old Illinois Lottery, but it has fallen far short. The money was supposed to go to schools, charitable organizations and a capital construction program.


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 2 hours ago

Cardinals trade LHP Freeman to Rangers http://t.co/AxNJlTaaek
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 2 hours, 58 minutes ago

Guthrie moves up to 24th in Valero Texas Open - 4 birdies on the way to a 2 under third round of 70 http://t.co/UqoOfyFbFv
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 6 hours, 59 minutes ago

Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton wiped her server clean http://t.co/C11NW2HGnV
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 9 hours ago

Warren Buffett's Three Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in 2015 http://t.co/quh8k5p4w4