Patch Flash: Illinois Lottery First to Sell Tickets Online
Chicagoland news to talk about: Why Progressive Ilya Sheyman Lost in 10th.
Starting bright and early Sunday, Illinois gamblers will be able to try their luck from the comfort of their own homes as the state becomes the first to allow online lottery ticket purchasing. It's a move that has been a long time coming, according to Illinois Lottery superintendent Michael Jones, who oversaw research to determine how online lottery sales could impact Illinois residents and the state's revenue stream. Lottery officials are hoping online sales will increase the customer base and provide more funds for Illinois schools and capital projects. Critics of the online lottery worry the increased access will make it easier for people who are struggling with -- or who are at risk of -- gambling problems to further their addictions.
After several rounds of painful soul searching, Washington-based progressives are comparing notes on Ilya Sheyman's stunning open-primary loss to Brad Schneider in the 10th congressional district. Public polls leading up to election day had Sheyman cruising to victory. On Tuesday night, he lost to Brad Schneider by 8 points. Huffington Post talked to Progressives and campaign insiders about why Sheyman lost and what effect his running had on the campaign.
Martin Green, 29, of Fox River Grove was sentenced to 38 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of First Degree Murder. On Feb. 11, 2010 the defendant killed Patricia McNamara, his stepmother, by beating her to death with a hammer.
Deerfield will be the new home of Mondelez International, Inc., when Northfield based Kraft Foods divides into two separate companies later this year, according to spokesperson Michael Mitchell. Mondelez will become the company of brands like Oreo cookies, Maxwell House coffee, Trident gum and Kraft cheeses while Kraft Foods Group, Inc. will remain at the current Northfield headquarters and be responsible for grocery products. The move will bring several hundred new jobs to Deerfield, according to Mitchell. The Village was chosen for several reasons including infrastructure, access to O’Hare International Airport and convenience to employees and their families.