Even as Illinois scrounges for money it appears as if the state will let revenue slip away, albeit only a tiny slice of revenue. Legislators' delay also means that by the end of this month, Lottery fans won't be able to buy tickets online.
Years ago, Illinois authorized online Lottery sales --- but only on a temporary basis. That authority expires March 25.
Rep. Ed Sullivan, a Republican from Lake County, introduced legislation to make the program permanent, "because it's a process that has done well, and it's done well for bringing money into our schools."