Some sort of written source to back up this claim of yours about what Madigan allegedly said might be nice.
How can one possibly provide "proof" of something you hear that maybe you weren't supposed to?
I was at a Dem fundraiser years ago and heard Madigan comment that Illinois racing gets nothing until RLD is out of the picture -- I've mentioned this in passing many times here. Example:
Nobody here has ever wanted to believe what I heard Mike Madigan say over 10 years ago, just after RLD pulled his closing of AP stunt, "...yeah, well, it'll be a cold day in hell before we give that old *** a dime...".
I don't even bother to come out and pooh-pooh the latest and greatest rounds of "We're Almost There!!" threads every time a bill gathers a little steam downstate -- I already know where it's going. Nobody gets nothing decent in this state without Mike Madigan's stamp of approval, and Madigan wouldn't piss on RLD if the old man was burning to a crisp.
What...is it just dumb luck that what I heard Madigan say so long ago has come to pass? If something comes true, I think it needs to be given a little more credence than everday BS hearsay.