While Bears evaluate Arlington Park, Hawthorne readies for casino construction

Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero plans to begin construction of a casino as soon as December, pending regulatory approval by the Illinois Gaming Boa...

September 24, 2022
7:54 AM

Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero plans to begin construction of a casino as soon as December, pending regulatory approval by the Illinois Gaming Board. Christopher Placek | Staff Photographer   Thoroughbred horses ran at Hawthorne Race Course at two different periods this year, but under a calendar approved by the Illinois Racing Board Thursday, the 2023 race meet will be unimpeded. Christopher Placek | Staff Photographer Plans for a casino at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero call for slots, table games, new dining options and a parking garage.

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