In the 482-page Illinois State Budget for 2010 there's $126,000 appropriated for "Awards and Premiums for Grand Circuit Horse Racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds". That's a pittance in a $58.9 billion budget but FEN offers it as a springboard for discussion next Wednesday, Dec. 9, when State Sen. Pam Althoff (R-Crystal Lake) and State Rep. Mike Tryon host a town meeting in Huntley.
“Listening to constituents about their concerns is very important to us. Knowing where our constituents stand on issues is vital to helping us to make the right decisions when faced with tough choices down in Springfield,” said Tryon.
The two will present a brief legislative update, but will mostly seek opinions and questions from members of their community.
“These meetings have been very productive in the past and are an excellent opportunity for us to meet with constituents and address their questions and concerns,” said Althoff.
The town meeting will be from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday at Huntley Village Hall. A similar town meeting is set the next evening in Crystal Lake.