Jay Hoffman

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    And They're Off! Live Racing at Fairmount Park Starts Today

    Image viaLocal gamblers will get to see this 52 days this year at Fairmount Park.‚ÄčAfter winter filled with labor disputes and political wrangling nearly left the track with just three days of live racing in 2010, Fairmount Park kicks off the first of 52 days of thoroughbred action this afternoon w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Fairmount Park Fiasco May Get Entire Illinois Racing Board Fired

    Image viaThe Illinois Racing Board is the stick figure‚ÄčThe Illinois House of Representatives voted yesterday to fire every member of the Illinois Racing Board for the agency's handling of a labor dispute earlier this year at Fairmount Park.The bill, HB 5064, passed 89-24 and is sponsored by Rep. J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Illinois Proposes Law to Prevent Labor Lockouts At Fairmount Park

    Horse racing fans celebrated yesterday like a gambler who just hit the daily double. A last-minute deal was reached to allow Fairmount Park to host 52 days of live racing in 2010, as opposed to the three days the track was stuck with after a prolonged labor dispute.It's not exactly a full schedule ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2005


    Unreal stands up for stooping and encounters a local blogger who only has eyes for the Tampon Fairy. Plus, in a shocking move not seen since the Mesozoic era, the Mississippi River leaves St. Louis!

  • News

    December 16, 1998

    Terminal Illness

    Twenty minutes from downtown, the $300 million MidAmerica Airport is ready and waiting for business -- any business. Trouble is, Lambert is killing its chances of attracting commercial traffic.