Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, which opened July 18, 2011, is the state's highest grossing casino. Candidates for Des Plaines' open mayor's seat say the city should take steps to protect Rivers revenues.
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From left, former Des Plaines mayor Tony Arredia, 3rd Ward Alderman Matt Bogusz, and 6th Ward Alderman Mark Walsten are vying for the Des Plaines mayoral seat in the April 9 consolidated election.
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Protecting Rivers Casino gambling revenues, prioritizing what city projects to spend casino money on, and deciding whether to allow video gambling in town are three important issues the next mayor of Des Plaines likely will tackle. With no incumbent in the race, the three hopefuls vying for the mayor's office April 9 are former mayor Tony Arredia, and two sitting aldermen, Matt Bogusz of the 3rd Ward and Mark Walsten of the 6th Ward.