Retired judge will try to reconcile contract battle that threatens Illinois betting on Kentucky Derby

Chicago Tribune
April 9, 2013

Retired Cook County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Burke will serve as mediator to increasingly increasingly bitter dispute over a contract between Arlington Park and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. “The mediator has entered the fray because Illinois Racing Board Chairman William Berry is hoping to avoid a scenario similar to last year’s when a contract dispute wasn’t resolved until 39 hours before the start of the Arlington meeting.”

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