Thursday, August 24, 2006

Casino? Ka-Ching?

Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 32, Tribune and Sun Times coverage.

But who is going to see the benefits?

The last time the State tried to open a casino on the 10th riverboat license authorized by state law, disadvantaged minority investors such as Mrs Walter Payton, Mrs Roger Ebert and others were the only beneficiaries along with a couple of organized crime figures. And now a land based casino?

Look into whose pockets the money is going to go. This isn't about money for education or property tax relief or anything like that. Look what casinos HAVEN'T done for Atlantic City and other municipalities. Trying to balance a budget on gambling revenues rarely works. Even in Vegas.

13 Comments:

Anonymous alice said...

We will finally see what the distruction of miegs field waa all about.

8/24/2006 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the River Boat is set in motion for Chicago Lake Front by 2009. The Illinois State Troopers already have things lined up to work security ($$$ oT). Lodge 7 is trying to get things in motion to open it up for cpd. Casino's suppose to create umpteen jobs and lots and lots of revenue for city. Good, put some of that crazy profits towards hiring more police and paying us more money and on time. I'm sick and tired of F*c*ing RETRO's. Be Safe!

8/24/2006 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give the casino license to the OUTFIT. Who knows better how to fleece the suckers. Oooops, my mistake. Give it to the phony reverends Jackson, Meeks, Slime Coleman, etc. all past masters at fleecing their flocks!

8/24/2006 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to what I just heard on the news,the casino would be based in Chicago but the city wouldn't own it. I'm unsure how revenue would be distributed,but I'll bet my last quarter that Springfield will get the lion's share.If it's not going to primarily benefit the city,is it worth it?

8/24/2006 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah, the 10th casino licsence....guess we know who the most powerfull politition in ill. is and it's not the republican from rosemont !!!!!!!
just don't try to tell me it's gonna help the schools or that once the bonds are paid off tolls will no longer be charged.

8/24/2006 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am all in favor of casino gambling. All you would need is 2-maybe 3 casinos downtown for the conventioneers and tourists. Just look at how much money Joliet and Elgin are raking in. If done right it could be a big asset to the city and state, and keep my taxes down, which I am all in favor of. The question is who would control it, and could it be done right. If that can be worked out, let the dice roll!

8/24/2006 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter who wins in the fall, expect a big increase in gambling. The state has serious money problems (Blagojevich is bankrupting us) and rather than massive tax increases, the politicians both here and is Springfield have decided that more gambling is an easier sell to the public. Judy Baar Topinka is just getting out front on the issue.

8/24/2006 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You heard it here first!

Watch for the new casino to on the Lakefront. Lakeside Center!!

That McCormick Place- Lakeside Center is the big black bulding east of Lake Shore Drive for you SOS people.

I typed this real slow for you true believers cause your not the sharpest knives in the drawer

8/24/2006 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
You heard it here first!

Watch for the new casino to on the Lakefront. Lakeside Center!!

That McCormick Place- Lakeside Center is the big black bulding east of Lake Shore Drive for you SOS people.

I typed this real slow for you true believers cause your [sic] not the sharpest knives in the drawer [sic](.)

8/24/2006 11:24:49 AM

___________________________________

I typed this really slow for you as well.

Just like YOU'RE not the sharpest speller in the classroom!!!

8/24/2006 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Summa da boys at da Sorich party was talkin' about da new casino. Dey's gonna open up 2 new eatin joints rite dere. De steak joint will be called "Winners"; de hot dog joint will be "Losers". Da mare wuddn't say nutt'n, but he's OK widdit, so long as da dues is paid.

8/24/2006 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the Ill State Lottery was supposed to get the state back in the black. It was to go the the schools and we wouldn't see so many increases in property taxes.....right????

You better believe that Daley and family will get the cronies in, be it Walsh construction or Maggie's friends who own concession stands in O'hare, or any other suck-ups from Bridgeport. Oh yea, the rev's will demand their piece of action, too. Maybe you'll see a retired cpd boss get the security contract. Same shit, different day.

8/24/2006 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think putting the casino at the Lakeside center (east building) of McCormick place is a good idea. They keep building more monsterous buildings west of there as part of McCormick place and the union charges keep driving away the conventions. It doesn't make any sense but then again I am not thinking like a bureacratic theif. At least the casino would help pay for these albatross the city keeps building to pay their dues to the other "connected" contractors.

8/25/2006 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY !!! you don't like the corruption in this city leave !
when you took this job you knew that you would be working for one of the most corrupt city governments in one of the most corrupt counties in the U.S.
DID YOU THINK THAT WOULD CHANGE ANY TIME SOON ????????????

8/25/2006 08:47:00 PM  

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