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Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Racecourse (4/20/12)

Contact: Jim Miller
(708) 780-3700

We need your help to pass gambling expansion legislation

By Tim Carey

As you likely know, the Illinois horseracing industry may be coming to a crossroads. The state legislature will soon vote on a Gambling Expansion package which we're hopeful will allow slots at race tracks.

Such legislation will have a tremendous impact on racing at Hawthorne. Not only would we increase purses by 400% we would embark on a $150 MILLION renovation of our grandstands with new restaurants, party rooms, parking garages and state-of-the-art amenities for handicappers.

But the benefits of this legislation will go far beyond Hawthorne, creating over 20,000 NEW jobs in Illinois, generating over $1.5 BILLION in new taxes and licensing fees and creating nearly $3.5 BILLION in economic impact to the state.

Hawthorne has joined the Illinois Revenue & Jobs Alliance whose mission is to pass this legislation. And we invite you to join us:

  • Send an email to the Governor (click HERE, we've made it easy to do)
  • Contact your local legislator (you can look-up their contact info HERE)
  • Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
  • Sign-up for email alerts on news and quick calls-to-action
  • Simply visit to learn more

But most importantly, tell your friends and family to do the same. Several independent polls show that Illinois voters overwhelmingly support gambling expansion--particularly the addition of slots at race tracks.

On behalf of everyone at Hawthorne, thank you for your continued support!


Tim Carey
President & General Manager

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