Arctic winter weather continue to chill the gambling business in Northwest Indiana, with overall revenues at the five gaming boats falling 12.1 percent last month, according to the February revenue report from the Indiana Gaming Commission.
EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland announced 10 infrastructure projects — representing an urban investment of $22 million — at a gathering Wednesday of region economic leaders.
LAS VEGAS | Nevada regulators have approved a merger between Pinnacle Entertainment and rival Ameristar Casinos.
When the Cline Avenue Bridge was shut down, Gov. Mitch Daniels stood at the closed section of the expressway and spoke of the need to replace it. Northwest Indiana's state legislators organized a hearing to gather public comments on the bridge replacement. Now those voices are needed again.
East Chicago, the Foundations of East Chicago and the Indiana attorney general's office have been involved for years in a three-way taffy pull over casino funds. That's what made the secret meeting last week so disturbing.
Illinois' gambit to embark on a wholesale expansion of gambling with five new casinos, including one in Chicago and one in the south suburbs, is being carefully watched by those with a stake in the success of Northwest Indiana's five casinos.
CHICAGO| A revenue sharing agreement is in the works that would split the cash pot of a proposed casino in Ford Heights among several south suburbs.
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