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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

Neighbors Worry Rivers Casino Planned For The 78 Will Lead To Gambling Addictions, Is Too Close To Schools

The development team faced an uphill battle winning over residents, as the area's alderman has already said he can't support a casino at the site and a survey found neighbors also overwhelming oppose the plan.

South Loop

Alderman Says He ‘Cannot Support’ A Casino At 78 Mega-Development Amid Neighborhood Opposition

Neighbors said their biggest concerns were that the casino could lead to more crime in the area and declining home values while contributing to heavy traffic and exacerbating problem gambling.  

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Casino Finalists Include Rivers At South Loop’s 78, Hard Rock Near Soldier Field And Bally’s In River West

City officials said Tuesday there will be three community meetings held for residents to discuss each of the proposals 6-8 p.m. April 5-7.

South Loop

Neighbors Overwhelmingly Say They Don’t Want A Casino At The 78 Megadevelopment, Survey Results Show

Residents said they were concerned about the casino leading to more crime, traffic, decreased home values and gambling addictions.

South Loop

Neighbors Can Weigh In On Casino Proposed At The 78 Megadevelopment At Meeting Tuesday

More than 350 residents of South Loop, Pilsen and Chinatown shared their opinions about the casino's placement, officials said.

South Loop

Winners Chosen To Design Huge Research Hub In New ‘The 78’ Neighborhood

The $7 billion “The 78” mega-development will include retail, a hotel, restaurants and up to 10,000 units of housing along the Chicago River.

South Loop

Construction Of Chicago’s New Neighborhood ‘The 78’ Pushes Through Pandemic

That neighborhood is slowly emerging on a 62-acre former railroad yard adjacent to the Chicago River, sandwiched between the South Loop and Chinatown.

South Loop

Here’s What The 78 Will Look Like, According To New Renderings

Construction has already begun on the massive development in the South Loop.

South Loop

Despite City Approval, South Loop’s ‘The 78’ Mega-Project A Work In Progress As Neighbors Sound Off

More than 200 concerned neighbors showed up Tuesday night at a South Loop bar to get an update from the project's developer and the ward's new incoming alderman.

South Loop

‘This Is The Last Time. You’re Done’: After Defeat, Lincoln Yards Critics Hopeful New Council Will Stop Luxury TIF Handouts

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot said a deal like the one approved Wednesday won't happen under her watch. "Enjoy this moment in the sun, because you’re never going to get a deal like this again."

Downtown

$700 Million TIF For Massive ‘The 78’ Development Advances Despite 25th Ward Hopefuls’ Push For Delay

As many as 10,000 apartments and condos — and a new CTA station — could be built as part of the $7 billion project.

South Loop

TIF Subsidy For ‘The 78’ Development Faces Next Hurdle As 25th Ward Hopefuls Call For Delay

Developers of a project so large that it's been dubbed Chicago's newest neighborhood are on their way to securing a $700 million TIF subsidy from the city.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Curious About The Small Plane Circling Overhead Recently? It’s Researching City’s Construction Boom

No, that plane flying over Chicago isn't Big Brother — it's Big Real Estate Data.

Downtown