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SB 7, Comprehensive Gaming Bill, Advances

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday advanced SB7, the much anticipated big gaming bill, which would allow slots at the racetracks. Originally this bill was problematic for us because of our loss of Maywood and Balmoral but we were able to add “successor language” which would allow for new racinos to be built.  The Senate voted […]


Click on the picture at the right for access to the Springfield State Fair Replays. We will be adding the DuQuoin replays as soon as we can. Enjoy!

Hawthorne 2017

As many of you already know, Hawthorne Racecourse has submitted their date’s application to the Illinois Racing Board for 2017. In that application they requested 80 nights of harness racing, four nights per week, from May 11 through September 24. That schedule is down from 102 nights that we anticipate racing this year. It also […]

2016 IHHA Board of Directors Election Results

The following are the results from the IHHA Board of Directors election which took place today, Saturday, August 20, 2016. The top five vote getters will serve three year terms as directors. 1. Merv Chupp 2. Marty Engel 3. Gerry Hansen 4. Rita Williams 5. Angie Coleman ============================================================ 6. Bernie Paul 7. Dennis Brightwell 8. […]