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posted: 1/26/2014 5:00 AM

Probe opponents to gambling regulation

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The Daily Herald needs to start shining the spotlight on the purveyors of corruption in this state. And it needs to start investigating if in fact the state has an attorney general.

The Herald's lead editorial, "Fill the video gambling licensing gap," was an incomplete opinion ... in my opinion. The "leader" of the legislative committee that unanimously voted against the Illinois Gaming Board's recommendation to reign in unscrupulous middlemen involved with video gaming was none other than Rep. Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie. Rep. Lang and his partner on the state senate side, Terry Link have their fingerprints on every piece of legislation meant to foster an almost lawless expansion of gambling in this state.

Does anyone recall the last gaming bill that Gov. Quinn had the good sense to veto? Lang and Link both wanted the gaming board abolished. Abolished! It is the one governmental oversight body that has actually done an effective job in keeping gaming legitimate and above reproach.

Lou Lang's committee voted down tightening the restrictions on middlemen involvement in video gaming because one of those unscrupulous business people from Louisiana, a big campaign contributor to Rep. Lang, would have been impacted the most.

Daily Herald, mention names. Point fingers. And please send out your best investigative reporters to find Lisa Madigan, our supposed attorney general for this state.

Does she ever find anything that takes place in Springfield mildly interesting or worth a "look, see"?

Steve Sarich


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