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South suburbs urged to take chance on casino revenue sharing

Some south suburban officials are hoping to bring casino cash to the entire region no matter where a gambling venue may end up.

A revenue sharing proposal for a potential south suburban casino would divide a portion of gaming profits among 42 south suburbs based on need, said Country Club Hills Mayor Dwight Welch. It would hedge the bets of the several towns seeking a casino, giving everyone a slice of the casino-cash pie no matter where the facility is built.

The plan — to be explained to invited suburban officials in a private meeting Thursday — does not include a specific location for a gambling venue, Welch said.

The efforts come as state lawmakers once again plan to discuss this week a major gambling expansion measure that would add a casino in Chicago and four other sites…Please click here to read Jennifer Delgado’s story in the Chicago Tribune.

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