Please accept this correspondence as my expression of support for Wind Creek Hospitality in their efforts and desire to design, build and operate a casino and entertainment destination in the Villages of Homewood and East Hazel Crest.

As a 20 year resident, and community leader of the Village of Homewood, I believe Wind Creek Hospitality would responsibly operate this business venture and provide numerous economic opportunities to the residents of Homewood and the greater south suburban area.

Just as important are the many economic opportunities that would substantially enhance the standard of living in and around the Village of Homewood (increased tourism, jobs, etc.) with the development of the casino.  In addition, the Villages of Homewood and East Hazel Crest will partner with Wind Creek Hospitality to share a portion of their casino revenue to fund scholarships for disadvantaged students and provide health services in the south suburban region, which is expected to distribute $1 million annually

It is for these reasons that Wind Creek Hospitality deserves support for their casino and entertainment development in the Villages of Homewood and East Hazel Crest. I look forward to the opportunities that it would bring.

Terry Keigher