Three Finalists For Chicago Casino Revealed

Chicago leaders are narrowing the list of bidders to develop and operate a casino in the city.  Mayor Lightfoot announced that three bidders have advanced to the next stage.  The finalists include a Bally’s casino slated for the River West site where a Chicago Tribune printing plant is now located, a Hard Rock casino at the proposed One Central project site near Soldier Field, and the so-called “Rivers 78” site in the South Loop.  The proposed casino is expected to generate thousands of jobs and 400-million-dollars a year in gaming and other revenues for the city and State of Illinois.