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Should Hollywood Casino Get $60 Million Worth of Public Money & Land for a New Location?

Aurora unveiled a proposal that’s been in the works behind the scenes to provide $60 million in public funds and land to Hollywood Casino. The proposal makes plans for a new location by I-88. The casino will then close its downtown building. The company said the deal is essential to stay competitive, but residents said a municipal bond should be used for purposes like roads or schools.

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See the incentives in the redevelopment agreement between the city of Aurora and PENN Entertainment here:

 

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