IGB loses another member

August 30, 2004
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For the second time in less than a week the Illinois Gaming Board has lost a member through resignation. According to the Chicago Tribune, Violet Clark tendered her resignation to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Monday (Aug. 30), leaving only two members on the five-person panel. Board chairman Elzie Higginbottom quit last week.

The two recent resignations leavs the board with only two members since a third position was already vacant. The board is scheduled to meet Wednesday (Sept. 1), but the lack of a quorum means only minor housekeeping matters can be acted upon.

Both Clark and Higginbottom were among the voting majority last March that approved suburban Rosemont as the site for a new casino. That approval met with strong criticism from Gov. Blagojevich and other government officials because of allegations that town leaders were linked to organized crime figures.
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