Chicago City Council Members Share Mixed Reactions on Temporary Casino Proposal – NBC Chicago

Some members of the Chicago City Council got the chance to ask questions about plans for the city’s first casino Monday, with some expressing concerns about the temporary casino location in River North. The city announced last week Bally’s will be awarded its sole casino license. The entertainment company plans to construct a $1.74 billion … Read more

Next Step in Bally’s Casino Approval To Take Place Monday – NBC Chicago

Bally’s Corporation last week was selected by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to receive the city’s only casino license, but the deal still has a ways to go before becoming official. The casino, set to be located in River West, beat out two other billion dollar bids: one from Hard Rock to build a casino just … Read more

A $1.7 Billion Bally’s Casino is Coming to Chicago. Here’s Where, When it Will Open and What We Know – NBC Chicago

Bally’s Corporation has officially won the Chicago’s sole casino license, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Tuesday. The casino, set to be located in River West, beat out two other billion dollar bids: one from Hard Rock to build a casino just west of Soldier Field, and one from Rivers, which would have built a casino … Read more

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Officials to Announce Chicago Casino Deal Thursday – NBC Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other officials will gather Thursday morning to announce the winning bid for the city’s new casino license. That license has been up for bids between three groups, but sources tell NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern that Lightfoot is expected to announce that the city will partner with the Bally’s Corporation … Read more

Which Neighborhoods is Chicago Proposing to Build a Casino in? Here are the 3 Possible Locations – NBC Chicago

The city of Chicago is getting closer to selecting a final location to build a proposed casino, a project that Mayor Lori Lightfoot says would bring in $175-$195 million in projected tax revenue. “The revenue is gonna shore up our police and fire pensions, critically important,” Lightfoot said. “It’s gonna relieve the burden on our … Read more

Residents Weigh In on Finalists for Billion-Dollar Chicago Casino Project – NBC Chicago

Chicago residents are weighing in on proposed locations for a new casino in the city as public meetings are held for each of the finalists. Beginning Tuesday and continuing through Thursday, the city will hold community engagement meetings for Bally’s Tribune, Hard Rock and Rivers 78. The meetings will be livestreamed, and in-person priority will … Read more

Details on Sites Along the River, Lakefront Where Resort Could be Built – NBC Chicago

The city of Chicago has been seeking to license and build a casino for decades, and now three different projects have reached the next step in that process to potentially bring a new resort to the city. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office made the big announcement on Tuesday, saying that sites operated by Bally’s, Hard … Read more