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Mayoral Candidates Mostly Agree on Chicago Casino

Emanuel says it wouldn't solve all of Chicago's fiscal problems

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    Most candidates running for Chicago mayor say they'd support a city-owned casino.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the four candidates trying to unseat him participated in a Tuesday debate hosted by the Chicago Tribune editorial board. It's the first time all candidates are debating ahead of the Feb. 24 election.
    Emanuel, Alderman Bob Fioretti, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy"Garcia and businessman Willie Wilson say a casino would boost revenues.
    But Emanuel says it wouldn't solve all of Chicago's fiscal problems. Garcia says citizens should support if first.
    Perennial candidate William "Doc" Walls objects to a casino.
    State lawmakers' attempts to increase casinos in Illinois have failed, including in Chicago. Former Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn twice vetoed plans.
    Gov. Bruce Rauner says he won't block new casinos if local communities want them.