News

Illinois Ends Lottery Contract with Northstar

Illinois Ends Lottery Contract with Northstar

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Illinois is ending its contract with Northstar Lottery Group, the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery — seven years early.

A spokesman says Governor Pat Quinn’s administration had “serious concerns” with Northstar’s performance.

The private lottery contractor has never reached the lofty sales promises it used to win a bid four years ago.

Recent Headlines

10 hours ago in Entertainment

Too much ice in your Starbucks?

starbucks265305906988

A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

14 hours ago in Music

Nikki Sixx wants to help the next guy

nikkisixx961740673643

The Motley Crue rocker says it's important to champion new bands, as he’s been in the same boat.

17 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is ‘most disliked’ trailer of all time

25-overlay-1

The trailer for the all-female remake of the classic 1984 comedy hits theaters this summer.