A dwindling share of riverboat gambling profits coming to Kane County fueled the lowest amount ever given back to local community agencies this year. But the county’s own appetite for spending gambling funds shows no signs of satiation as officials moved forward nearly $4 million in spending plans Wednesday.
A local lawmaker says if Illinois doesn’t address its infrastructure needs, they will eventually become as big a crisis as the state’s pension mess.
The 2018 schedule, approved by a unanimous vote, provides for Hawthorne to open the Thoroughbred season March 2, racing through April 29, and to finish the year from Oct. 2-Dec. 31. Hawthorne was allocated 55 live race programs during those periods.