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Internet gambling will not be legalized in the state of Illinois this year, as a measure to legalize the act did not get adopted before the end of the state's legislative session.
The bill was never formally introduced, as a lack of interest and other priorities such as pension fund overhaul ended up taking priority over online betting. Now that the session is over, it is unlikely that such a measure will be passed this year.
As the old saying goes: "Well, there is always next year."