Support From the Homewood Science Center

Homewood Science Center

Dear Illinois Gaming Board,

Homewood Science Center’s mission is to inspire scientific wonder, learning and pursuit.
We work with students, families, and educators to increase STEM literacy and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, so all area students can gain the skills and confidence they need to thrive in the 21st century workforce. Although Homewood Science Center’s primary sponsor is the Village of Homewood, our programs are available to all south suburban residents.

As you consider applicants for the south suburban casino license, I am reaching out to express support for the Wind Creek Hospitality application located in East Hazel Crest and Homewood. Wind Creek shares our belief in the importance of being a good neighbor. Homewood Science Center supports our neighboring communities by providing STEM program opportunities. Wind Creek supports communities surrounding their properties by awarding diverse contracts, sponsoring numerous philanthropic projects, providing jobs for local residents and more.

The south suburbs needs this project and Wind Creek Hospitality is the best operator. This project is more than about a casino, its about how the surrounding communities will benefit from it - jobs, new roads, charitable giving, shared tax revenue and ancillary development. I am confident the Wind Creek proposal will best ensure that the economic benefits from a casino are maximized to benefit the entire region.

Warm regards,
Edie Dobrez Executive Director