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It’s going to be a busy summer for Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City Council if they hope to build a firewall against the influence of organized crime at the planned Chicago casino.

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7/15/2019

article Consulting firm to evaluate Chicago casino feasibility
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board has selected a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study for a casino in Chicago. The Gaming Board announced last week that...
article Union Gaming chosen to review Chicago casino feasibility
(Illinois) -- Whether or not Chicago, Illinois gets a casino resort could ultimately be determined by what Union Gaming (UG). The Las Vegas-based investment bank and...
article Union Gaming Picked to Conduct Chicago Casino Feasibility Review
(Illinois) -- Las Vegas-based Union Gaming has been selected by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) to conduct a feasibility study for an integrated casino resort in...

7/12/2019

article State looks to Las Vegas to figure out what’s in the cards for Chicago casino
(Las Vegas) -- The Illinois Gaming Board has selected a Las Vegas firm to study the feasibility of a casino in Chicago, taking the first step toward bringing a long-...
article The best — and worst — places to put a Chicago casino
(Illinois) -- The best place in Chicago to put a casino? Michigan Avenue and Lake Street, which is a short distance from Millennium Park, the Riverwalk and the Randolph...

7/11/2019

article Another view: Stack the deck against organized crime at planned Chicago casino
(Illinois) -- It’s going to be a busy summer for Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City Council if they hope to build a firewall against the influence of organized...
article State blows first deadline in Chicago casino timeline: ‘Working through the process’
(Illinois) -- Less than two weeks after Illinois’ massive gambling expansion was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, state officials have stumbled out of the...

7/4/2019

article Chicago Casino Will be Open at the Beginning of New Year
(Illinois) -- Casino games lovers of Chicago would be able to spend their time up to midnight in a casino by the new year. They will be able to play on slot machines by...
article EDITORIAL: Stack the deck against organized crime at planned Chicago casino
(Illinois) -- It’s going to be a busy summer for Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City Council if they hope to build a firewall against the influence of organized...

7/2/2019

article Clock begins ticking on potential Chicago casino -- possibly a year away
(Illinois) -- Chicagoans will be able to take a pull on legal marijuana joints at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, 2020. When will they be able to pull the lever on a...

7/1/2019

article Clock begins ticking on potential Chicago casino — possibly a year away
(Illinois) -- Chicagoans will be able to take a pull on legal marijuana joints at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, 2020. When will they be able to pull the lever on a...

6/28/2019

article Illinois' biggest casino boss says a Chicago resort is a tough sell
(Illinois) -- Tim Wilmott, chief executive officer of Penn National Gaming Inc., said a high tax rate and other conditions laid down by Illinois legislators could make a...

6/27/2019

article Illinois's Biggest Casino Boss Says a Chicago Resort Is a Tough Sell
(Illinois) -- Tim Wilmott, chief executive officer of Penn National Gaming Inc., said a high tax rate and other conditions laid down by Illinois legislators could make a...

6/26/2019

article Lightfoot’s safest bet: Saying no to all casino-related campaign donors
(Illinois) -- What the no-nonsense answer should be: Not a nickel. What the question is: How much in campaign contributions should Mayor Lori Lightfoot consider...

6/24/2019

article Mayor Lori Lightfoot Scrutinized for Ties to Those Who May Benefit from Chicago Gambling Expansion
(Illinois) -- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is facing questions about potential conflicts when it comes to gambling expansion in the Windy City given her friends,...

6/21/2019

article Casino owner, others with gambling-industry ties helped Lori Lightfoot become mayor
(Illinois) -- With legal gambling set to explode across Illinois, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be among the government officials who’ll have a strong say in how that...

6/20/2019

article Put the Casino on the East Side
(Illinois) -- Thirty years ago, when the Illinois General Assembly voted to allow riverboat gambling, the idea was to help faded river towns bypassed by modern...

6/15/2019

article Why sports betting is a gamble for Chicago's pro teams
(Illinois) -- Sports betting in Illinois could be a gold mine for Chicago's pro sports teams. It's also a big gamble for them. As the pending statewide...

6/12/2019

article Despite Mayor Lightfoot’s campaign promise, Chicago’s casino will be owned by a private investor after all
(Illinois) -- A funny thing happened on the way to state legislative approval for Chicago's very own casino last week. For decades political leaders, lusting after...
article How to make a Chicago casino a social asset — not a public pariah
(Illinois) -- When it comes to a casino in Chicago, the question used to be “If?” Would it ever be built? Now the question is “Where?” But all...

6/9/2019

article Gaming board revamp plan ahead of massive gambling expansion
(Illinois) -- There are more questions than answers when it comes to where a Chicago casino will land — and a revamped Illinois Gaming Board will be wading into...

6/7/2019

article Chicago casino is a risky roll of the dice for Pritzker, Lightfoot
(Illinois) -- Officials from Chicago to Springfield have been in party mode since the big gravy boat set sail—the big gravy boat being legislative passage of a...
article Where should Chicago build its first casino?
(Illinois) -- A Chicago casino has been in discussion for years and now the plan is finally moving forward amid a flurry of new legislation including everything from a $...
article Why Lightfoot should go all in on a downtown casino
(Illinois) -- For decades, certain enthusiastic civic boosters—most notably the late lamented CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Jerry Roper, who one hopes...

6/5/2019

article How Lori Lightfoot got Chicago that elusive casino
(Illinois) -- Casinos were on former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Springfield wish list for years, and they were Rahm Emanuel’s top legislative priority...

6/4/2019

article A tough bet for Lightfoot: Where to put Chicago's casino? Possibilities range from former Reese hospital to public housing sites
(Illinois) -- A Chicago casino gives Mayor Lori Lightfoot her first chance to shepherd a major construction and economic development project from start to finish, but...
article Place Your Bets: Where Should the Chicago Casino Be Built?
(Illinois) -- Chicago is finally set to get a much-anticipated casino. And it’s not just any casino, but one that could rival Las Vegas mega-casinos in size and...
article Where should a Chicago casino go?
(Illinois) -- Up next, [Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot] said, will be a study to figure out where the casino should go. “I’m not going to get into speculation...

6/3/2019

article Chicago Will Get a Casino as Part of Illinois Gambling Expansion
(Illinois) -- Illinois legislators approved a giant gambling-expansion bill that allows sports betting and as many as six new casinos, including one in Chicago, one of...
article How Illinois’s landmark legislative session will impact Chicago
(Illinois) -- Illinois lawmakers had a long list of items on the agenda for the spring session, including legalizing recreational marijuana and a massive $45 billion...
article Lightfoot decision to drop demand for city-owned casino helped deliver winning hand
(Illinois) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday she tried for the city-owned casino her predecessors favored, but ultimately agreed to a privately-owned facility more...
article Lightfoot Promises To Go Slow On Chicago Casino
(Illinois) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to take a cautious approach to a casino in Chicago, once an Illinois gambling-expansion measure becomes law. A day after...
article Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Chicago casino: Big win, up next a study to decide where to put it
(Illinois) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot didn’t get the city-owned Chicago casino she said she would have preferred, but on Monday she set a course to move ahead with...

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