The appointment of attorney Don Tracy to the Illinois Gaming Board has been delayed due to "some lingering questions," according to a spokesman for Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago).
"We asked the administration for additional time and the request was accommodated. That's a very important, high-profile position and members wanted additional time," John Patterson added.
Tracy's nomination was scheduled to be discussed at a Senate Executive Appointments hearing Wednesday, but the meeting was canceled. The committee's vice chairman state Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) agreed that "there are many questions that need to be answered," but did not provide additional information on what needs to be addressed, the State Journal-Register reports.
Tracy was nominated by Rauner almost one year ago, but there has been no action on moving the appointment further. In order to keep the process going after the hearing's cancellation, the Rauner administration withdrew the appointment and then resubmitted it for consideration.