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Old Posted Today, 10:21 PM
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it looks like lightfoot is poised to drop the ball on this.

you put a casino where we can suck the money out of the wallets of lonely business travelers/convention goers, which chicago receives by the millions every year.

putting this out in lawndale, pullman, or US steel site means we miss out on all of that. micheal reese or state/pershing might get us some of that action, but will still leave billions of dollars of out-of-town tourist money on the table.

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Old Posted Today, 10:29 PM
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Ald. King (4th) has said she doesn't want it at the Michael Reese site, and Ald. Dowell (3rd) has said she doesn't want it at State & Pershing.

You don't put a casino where you need the jobs; you put it where there are suckers who can easily be fleeced. That means downtown.

Much as I want Thompson Center saved, I think it's too large and is really bad optics (nearly bankrupt state desperately converts office building to casino). The about-to-be-vacant Medinah Temple would be an interesting possibility.
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