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Lou Lang dropped off as chief casino sponsor -- Rita in

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As the casino legislation moves its way through Springfield, a new chief sponsor was put on the bill for the Illinois House.

While Lou Lang (D-Ill) had been the point-person, that's changed with just 10 days left in the legislative session.

It's a major change in strategy, given Lang's lengthy history and his spot at the negotiating table.

It's now Robert Rita, a Blue Island Democrat.

Lang revealed on Tuesday he had a perceived conflict tied to one of his clients.

Rumors were already swirling that City Hall's fingerprints were on the move. Stay tuned.

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