On Thursday in the Illinois Senate, Senate Bill 744, which provides for slots at the state's racetracks, failed to pass out of executive committee. But in the topsy-turvy world of politics and lawmaking, it could still be called back for a second review by the committee.
“We have been through this before and we are anticipating a rocky road of highs and lows in the final days of this (legislative) session,” the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association advised its members. “We will try and keep everyone close to the action as it develops.”
The executive committee’s vote against the bill came reportedly because the bill was opposed by Arlington Park. Arlington had opposed the bill because it was involved in a labor dispute which was later settled.