Arlington Heights to consider prohibiting Churchill Downs from barring gambling in track sale

  • As Arlington Park opened its gates for the expected final season Friday, village officials released details about steps they may take Monday to try to preserve horse racing there, and maintain the possibility of adding other forms of gambling.

      As Arlington Park opened its gates for the expected final season Friday, village officials released details about steps they may take Monday to try to preserve horse racing there, and maintain the possibility of adding other forms of gambling. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 4/30/2021 6:50 PM

Arlington Heights trustees Monday will consider prohibiting Churchill Downs Inc. from placing a restrictive covenant on the Arlington Park land, as part of the municipality's effort to preserve redevelopment options for the massive site -- including its continued operation as a horse racing facility or having other forms of gambling there.

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