Dear Illinois Gaming Board,

My name is Rosemary McGathey and I have been a resident of East Hazel Crest for over 70 years. My husband and military veteran, Richard McGathey, and I raised nine children in this community. They all attended local schools and have mostly raised their families in East Hazel Crest as well.

I support the south suburban casino being located in Homewood and East Hazel Crest because it will bring much needed economic development to the area.

I strongly believe that investments and new business like a casino not only help keep our residents in East Hazel Crest because of the job opportunities they spur new business and result in added tax revenue for our area.

Thank you for your consideration.

Rosemary McGathey