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Chicago City Council approves Lightfoot's curfew ordinance, takes up violence in 2nd meeting

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Aldermen who supported the project hailed the jobs it would bring. The city is banking on tax revenue from the casino to shore up its underfunded police and fire department pensions. Two aldermen whose wards adjoin the site —Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, and Ald. Brian Hopkins, 2nd—led the council opposition.
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Chicago City Council approves Lightfoot's curfew ordinance, takes up violence in 2nd meeting

The Chicago City Council passed Mayor Lori Lightfoot's new citywide curfew for minors in their second council meeting Wednesday.

1 month ago·Chicago, United States
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Chicago City Council Approves $1.7B Bally's Casino Bid

The Chicago City Council has approved a $1.74 billion project spearheaded by Bally’s Corportation that will bring a casino to the city’s River West neighborhood, capping off months and years of fierce fighting and tedious negotiations.

1 month ago·Chicago, United States
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Chicago Sun Times

City Council approves Bally’s $1.7 billion casino in River West

A rendering shows one of the main entrances to Bally’s proposed casino in River West. ProvidedChicago’s 30-year quest for a casino and entertainment complex is drawing to a close, amid hopes it will produce the jackpot needed to bail out police and fire pension funds.Less than three weeks after Mayor Lori Lightfoot put her chips on Bally’s $1.7 billion River West bid, the City Council authorized Bally’s to build a permanent casino at Chicago and…

1 month ago·Chicago, United States
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Chicago Tribune

Casino for Chicago’s River West wins City Council approval, with promises of jobs and a boost for the city but also warnings of ‘red flags’

The vote, 30 years in the making, came less than three weeks after Mayor Lori Lightfoot named her casino pick.

1 month ago·Chicago, United States
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The Real Deal

Chicago City Council, Lori Lightfoot approve Bally’s $1.7B casino deal

Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot along with a rendering of Bally’s River West casino (Getty Images, Bally’s Corporation)UPDATED May 25, 2022, 4:40 p.m.: Bally’s $1.7 billion deal to build Chicago’s first casino is imminent after the City Council approved an ordinance and community agreement — a milestone that effectively guarantees the project.The 41 to 7 vote came after several hours of contentious debate between proponents of the deal and oppon…

1 month ago·New York, United States
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Chicago City Council passes casino in River West

CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council officially passed Mayor Lightfoot's casino selection in River West Wednesday.On Monday, a committee voted 27-3 to send it to the full council. On Wednesday afternoon, council passed it with a 41-7 vote.Chicago Mayor Lightfoot chose the Bally’s River West’s $1.7 billion bid over two others, saying it offered the most for the city, including a $40 million upfront payment. Once the permanent site is operational, f…

1 month ago·Chicago, United States
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