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Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all in the IMSA family who have proudly served our country. We were excited to host Lieutenant Commander Chris Dargis ’89 during yesterday’s annual Veterans Day Convocation as he shared how his experience at IMSA had a lasting impact on him and his service to the U.S. Navy helped to shape his leadership.

Unfortunately, I missed Lt Cdr Dargis’ presentation because I was at the State Capitol in Springfield. I’m pleased to report that yesterday the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 4305 with 115 votes. The “Lottery Bill,” as it has become known, included the IMSA Income Fund and other items not funded through the State’s General Revenue Fund. The legislation needs to be passed in the Illinois Senate, but yesterday’s vote and Governor Rauner’s apparent support should set the legislation on a path towards passage. Presently, our best estimate is that the Senate will convene after the New Year.

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