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Casino discussions continue

Local mayors can’t get together on a single site for a gambling casino in the south suburbs, and there also seems to be wide disagreement on a revenue-sharing plan if a casino eventually is built.

That much seemed evident after nearly four hours of testimony Monday night before an Illinois House committee charged with putting together a gambling expansion bill this spring…Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s column in the Southtown Star.

In the Times, Gregory Tejeda writes:

Municipal officials in both Lansing and South Holland have long been on the record as saying they are not interested in a casino, but they are more than willing to share in the profits if one is built in a nearby community.

Lansing Village President Norm Abbott said while he is concerned about potential public safety problems if a casino is built nearby he is pleased with revenue sharing discussions…Read more. A related story by Gregory Tejeda of the Times can be found here.

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