Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tim Bagwell's site is up!

John Shimkus' nemesis, Democrat Tim Bagwell, running for the 19th congressional district in Illinois is a press conference at 11:00 am on Wednesday September 29th at the State Capital Blue Room in Springfield.

Quoting from the site http://www.bagwellforcongress.com/ :
The news conference will be directed at issues of Congressional oversight of the Save-A-Life-Foundation (SALF), a Chicago area non-profit that has been the subject of numerous media exposes. Bagwell will raise concerns whether millions of Illinois and Federal taxpayer dollars were improperly administered.
 For more information about Tim Bagwell you can now safely visit http://www.bagwellforcongress.org/ or http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33472

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bagwell site hacked

Democratic congressional candidate Tim Bagwell's website http://www.bagwellforcongress.com/ was slow loading at first, but then an old nemesis popped up.

The old "Your computer has many viruses and we'll scan your computer for free" popup window showed up.

Of course there's no getting out of that exept by pressing "Ctrl-Alt-Delete", going to the Task Manager window and forcing the browser to shut down. Then you must load a program called C-Cleaner that clears out all the garbage before you launch your browser again, because you will still have all of that crap in your temporary folders.

Democrat Tim Bagwell is competing for the 19th congressional district in Illinois, with John Shimkus. Dear John Shimkus. You better track down the little thug hacker on your staff and give him a slap on the wrist. I don't think that's good politics, Mr Shimkus, I would prefer to judge Mr. Bagwell's position on the issues than make my voting decision based on who wins some Internet Tech War.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Quinn's pick for Illinois private lottery management

The following are exerpts from the sites belonging to Northstar Lottery Group, the private organization selected to take over management of the Illinois Lottery system.

Original story in the Illinois State Journal-Register:
Gov. Quinn picks private company to manage lottery --

GTECH is a leading gaming technology and services company, providing innovative technology, creative content, and superior service delivery. Lottomatica S.p.A. is one of the world’s largest commercial lottery operators and a market leader in the Italian gaming industry. GTECH and Lottomatica together create a fully integrated lottery operator and gaming technology solutions provider – a combined company with worldwide scale, considerable financial strength, and industry-leading customer solutions. Lottomatica is publicly traded on the Italian Stock Exchange and has approximately €2.2 billion in revenue and 7,500 employees in over 50 countries. GTECH and Lottomatica operate under Gruppo Lottomatica, which is majority owned by De Agostini, which belongs to a century-old publishing, media, and financial services group.

With 7,500 employees in over 50 countries when combined with its parent company Lottomatica Group, GTECH provides innovative technology, creative content, and superior service delivery to effectively manage and grow today’s evolving gaming and lottery markets. If you have what it takes, a career at GTECH can be highly stimulating and rewarding. We keep our people focused, challenged, and proud of their work.

GTECH Corporate Headquarters
GTECH Center
10 Memorial Boulevard
Providence, RI 02903

Main switchboard: 401-392-1000
Fax: 401-392-1234
Media line: 401-392-7452


Contact Us
Scientific Games Corporation
750 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-754-2233

Scientific Games International
1500 Bluegrass Lakes Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30004 USA
Phone: 770-664-3700

Media Inquiries
Aimee Remey
Scientific Games
Phone: 212-318-9152
International Business Inquiries
John Walsh
Scientific Games
Phone: 770-664-3821

Northstar Lottery Group is a fully integrated consortium of best-in-class companies that have come together to respond to the State of Illinois’ Request for Proposal for a Private Lottery Manager. Northstar includes:

•GTECH and Scientific Games, the world’s leading providers of operations management, technology solutions and innovative lottery products
•Chicago-based Energy BBDO, one of the world’s leading consumer marketing
and advertising companies
With over 50 years of combined experience in Illinois, Northstar will responsibly drive Illinois Lottery growth and returns to benefit Illinois residents.

Guiding Northstar Lottery Group’s operations is a distinguished six-member Board of Advisors, comprised of civic and business leaders from around Illinois.

Dick Devine (Chairman): Partner at Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP; Former Cook County State’s Attorney
Sharon Gist Gilliam: Former Principal, Unisom Consulting; Former Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Housing Authority
David Gupta: President, System Development Integration LLC (SDI)
Karen Hasara: Former Mayor of Springfield
Manny Sanchez: Partner at Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP
Rufus Williams: CEO, Olympus LLC; Former Chair of Chicago Public Schools Board


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Chicago, IL 60611