Daley, you are going to loose all your votes, the South Siders vote for you, and your brother who is a Cook County Commissioner on the South Side, and this is where all the Daley votes come from. Don't get your South Siders fluffed up. Let Rosemont have their Casino, they have all the Hotels, the Roads, they are close to O'Hare Airport. Just keep this Casino away from the South Side. The abandoned Steel Mills site is perfect for the Children's Museum. This is a great way to keep it out of Grant Park where it does not belong, and put it in the best side of town.
Daley keeping his cards close regarding casino
by Amy Lanier Wolf
Oct 16, 2007
Mayor Richard M. Daley maintained his poker face during questioning on Tuesday about the proposed Chicago casino.
The Illinois Senate passed in September a bill to add three casino licenses in Illinois, including one in Chicago that would be city-owned. The proposal is pending in the House. Gov. Rod Blagojevich is a proponent.
In reaction to the Chicago Crime Commission’s announced opposition to the plan on Tuesday, Daley said the decision was not his.
“We don’t have any decision making in regards to casinos. I want to point that out. The state basically regulates all [casino] contracts,” Daley said.
Daley said if a casino were to come to Chicago, it would likely not have an impact for several years and it would face competition.
“It takes two or three years to get any type of casino going. It’s very controversial. You have the present casinos ... whether in south suburban Rosemont, in Waukegan, Rockford. You have a lot of things at play,” Daley said.
The mayor reacted to other hot-button issues on Tuesday
This is really sad news, just give Rosemont the Casino it has been fighting for, like forever