CHICAGO - Judge Aaron Jaffe will not be re-appointed to head Illinois' Gaming Board. Instead, Governor Rauner is looking to Springfield corporate attorney Don Tracy to fill those shoes.
Tracy, who ran for lieutenant governor as a Republican in 2010, financially supported his sister-in-law, former State Rep. Jil Tracy of Quincy, in her bid for lieutenant governor with former Senator Kirk Dillard during the 2014 GOP primary. After the primary, Tracy switched to supporting Bruce Rauner and ran radio ads in Springfield for Rauner, leading up to the November 2014 election.
Tracy is a law partner at Brown, Hay & Stephens LLP, which is the state’s oldest law firm and the former firm of President Abraham Lincoln. He is also general outside counsel to Dot Foods, Inc., which he owns with his 11 siblings. Dot Foods is the nation’s largest food re-distributor.