Illinois Seeking Proposals for Advisers on Lottery Privatization

Shields, Yvette
July 2006
Bond Buyer;7/17/2006, Vol. 357 Issue 32424, p3
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The article reports on the Illinois Office of Management and Budget's call for proposals from firms interested in advising the state on the possible privatization of its lottery. The proposed privatization is the cornerstone of Governor Rod Blagojevich's $10 billion education package. The deadline for submission of proposals is July 28, 2006.


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