Tony Petrillo Sports Leagues Want A Piece Of The Action In Legal Sports Betting Market By Daisy Contreras • Mar 28, 2019 Willy Lange: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) / Flickr As Illinois considers legalizing sports betting, state and national sports leagues are asking for a share of the money. But not everyone is on board with the idea. And They're Off! ... Maywood and Balmoral From Illinois' Racing Schedule, That Is By Amanda Vinicky • Sep 29, 2015 Amanda Vinicky Illinois' racing board is taking a gamble in an attempt to save the beleaguered industry. Two historic Illinois tracks will hold no races next year, a decision that could lead to their permanent closure.