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2,200 Apartments, Hotel Proposed For River West Salvation Army Site Near Bally’s Casino

Fulton Market-based Shapack Partners has hatched a plan to redevelop the site after buying the Salvation Army campus for $25 million.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Receives Bally’s $40 Million Upfront Payment For Chicago’s 1st Casino

The money, which was a major factor in making Bally's the frontrunner among three finalists, will support the city's pension costs.

Citywide

Chicago Casino Approved By City Council After Screaming Match Between Mayor, Alderman

After a heated vote, the $1.7 billion casino planned for the Tribune Publishing site now goes to the state's gaming board for final approval. Here's what it will look like.

Citywide

Chicago Casino Set For Final City Vote Wednesday After Committee OKs Bally’s Plan

The key vote came just weeks after Lightfoot announced Bally's was her top pick. The full City Council will vote on the controversial plan Wednesday.

Citywide

Despite Delay, Bally’s River West Casino Proposal Primed For City Council Vote Next Week

Alderpeople must "do some studying this weekend" after last-minute updates. A vote is planned Monday, sending the proposal to the full City Council on Wednesday.

Citywide

Neighbors Slam Bally’s River West Casino Plan Once Again As City Closes In On Finalizing Deal

Residents said Thursday's town hall read like the riverfront Bally's casino is a "done deal." “We are connected to you — or we will be connected to you if we are successful,” Bally's Chairman Soo Kim said.

Citywide

Fast-Tracked Chicago Casino Is The Parking Meter Deal All Over Again, Ald. Says As He Vows To Fight It

Ald. Brendan Reilly wants City Council to pump the brakes. "The last time we were given less than two weeks to vet and approve a deal, it blew up on our faces and it was called the parking meter deal."

Citywide

‘Disappointed But Not Surprised’: Outraged Alderman, Neighbors Pledge To Lobby Against Bally’s As Chicago’s 1st Casino

Lightfoot's pick is the Tribune Publishing site on the Chicago River — and aldermen are accusing her of sidestepping the city's casino committee. "Tired of these false, zero-sum choices that Chicago mayors have been setting up for decades," one tweeted.

Downtown

Lightfoot Set To Announce Casino Pick As Critics Question The Selection Process

The mayor is widely expected to choose the Bally’s River West proposal over the loud objections of neighbors and some aldermen.

Citywide

Labor Unions Slam Chicago’s Casino Plans, Demand A Living Wage For Workers

None of the three casino finalists have signed a labor agreement with the city's powerful unions, leaders said. City officials also revealed they're trying to get more up-front cash from a casino to help with the 2023 budget.

Citywide

3 Of The Alderpeople Who Represent Potential Casino Sites Don’t Want A Casino In Their Ward

Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. is the latest to say he doesn't want a gambling mecca in his ward. Bally’s is lobbying to build a casino at the prime Tribune Publishing site in River West.

Near North Side, River North

Most Residents Say ‘No’ To Bally’s Casino At River West Town Hall But Alderman Says A Silent Majority Supports It

Nearly 500 neighbors came out to oppose the casino planned for the prime riverfront site at Tribune Publishing Center. But Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. said, "A lot of my senior citizens who don't come to these things like to gamble."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Bronzeville Leaders Did Not Want A Casino At Michael Reese Development — But Chicago’s First Casino Could Be Next Door

Some neighbors are worried building a casino at the old Michael Reese site would negatively impact an already vulnerable community. Others say it's a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity that would bring good jobs.

Bronzeville, Near South Side