Illinois horsemen gathered in Cicero Monday to rally for what they call "slots-at-tracks" legislation. They say Illinois horse-racing facilities have lost revenue to in-state casinos and racetracks in neighboring states where slot machines are allowed. They want the Illinois assembly to act.
"We have consensus, we have a bill, call the bill and help us pass this if you want to see this industry survive into the future," said Mike Campbell, Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.
The association is hopeful a "slots-at-tracks" measure will be brought up in the fall veto session in Springfield.