Chicago would get a city-owned casino and be allowed to keep all revenue for seven years to help make ballooning pension payments, and new casinos would be added throughout the state under legislation expected to be introduced Thursday in the Illinois Senate.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in Springfield, there’s progress being made on financial matters important to Chicago right now, though most of it has been behind the scenes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A future Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue and draw crowds to city hotels and restaurants, tourism experts testified Monday during a gambling expansion hearing that comes as state legislators stare down a budget deadline and fresh concerns about finding new funding sources.
A refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois -- clarified to quell concerns over who would control a Chicago casino -- was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state. President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, plans to strip language that would legalize Internet gambling from the bill, after it had become clear that the governor and some legislators who supported previous gambling bills had concerns that could derail passage of the larger package.
For more than 100 years, the Casino Club on East Delaware, in the shadow of the John Hancock Center, has been one of Chicago's most elegant and most exclusive clubs. That's because it's not open to the general public.
But we're pleased to give you a sneak peak inside, from one of the great parties we've done there.
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Both his engagement and professionalism before the party and his execution at the party were exceptional.
He was very easy to communicate with, he played the songs we requested (and did not play the songs we told him not to play), and kept the pace and tone of the party at exactly the right level.
The Rivers Casino is a casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States, a northern suburb of Chicago.