"As a Shabbona resident, I want people to understand why some of us are opposed to a gambling facility. For me, it's not about the gambling, or about the Tribe. It's about the major change to our small town of just over 900 people. If this was near a larger town or city, it wouldn't make a big impact. But near a small town, and so close, it'll change the town completely. I like racing, but wouldn't want a NASCAR track "next door". I love baseball, but wouldn't want the Cubs to build a new ballpark so close. I enjoy going to Disney World, but wouldn't want them to build a new theme park here. If the Tribe wants to build a cultural center or a museum, that would be fine by me. But a facility open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, that will attract thousands of visitor s.... no thanks."