School supporters promote every tax hike with the cry of
“It’s for the kids.”
Supporters of government-authorized have the mantra:
It isn’t buying goods and services, as traditionally defined.
Not going for groceries, gasoline, rent, the mortgage, retirement savings.
Local governments get a cut, but the real winners, under the law passed by the Illinois General Assembly, are the machine owners.
Take a look at how much was spent in each jurisdiction authorizing slot machines:
|Fox River Grove||$23,853,196.03|
|Lake In the Hills||$48,330,003.34|
|MCHENRY COUNTY MUNIS / COUNTY|
|Total Net wagers||$51,093,039.24|
Clearly, McHenry is the gambling capital of McHenry County.