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Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 at 12:51 PM
By Jeff Goldblatt, BJ Lutz

Chicago Casino Comes With Significant Cost

License for a Chicago-based casino would be owned by the city, and it would be up to the city to finance the project. Read »

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM
By Mary Ann Ahern and Jeff Goldblatt

Rahm Lobbying Senators for Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel still really wants a Chicago casino and said Tuesday he's already begun calling state senators to lobby for it. Read »

Friday, May 20, 2011 at 6:55 AM
By Lisa Balde

Where a Chicago Casino Might Live

Where a Chicago Casino Might Live

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he supports a casino in Chicago, but where would it be built? Read »

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 5:48 PM
By Mary Ann Ahern

Emanuel Asks for Chicago Casino

The state legislature might not be on board. Read »

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