IRB sent out an amended agenda:
"The request by Arlington Park for an OTB in Rosemont has been withdrawn,
along with the request by Shoeless Joe's Sportsbar. Two requests by
Suburban Downs have been added."
I think politics took over here. The name "Rosemont" sets off warning lights everywhere and maybe the parties involved thought the OTB would be misperceived as some type of opening for a casino.
Another political possibililty is that the good mayor of Rosemont said no to Mr. D based on past negative relations between the two.
And so it goes in Illinois where more jockeying is done in political circles than on the track.