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Casino Gambling

Municipal officials to discuss proposed south suburban casino

TINLEY PARK, Ill. | The convention center in Tinley Park will be the place to be Monday night for municipal officials from across the south suburbs that wish to be the home of a proposed south suburban casino, and even a few that do not.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: GOP bets on economy haven't paid off

RICH JAMES: GOP bets on economy haven't paid off

The way Gov. Mitch Daniels and fellow Republicans talked in early 2012, I was ready to set up a toll gate at the state line when the anti-union right-to-work bill was approved.

October 08, 2013 12:07 pm
"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

Donna Banks, Calumet City | "I think so. When the river freezes over or there are bad winds, then the boat can't go out and they have to shut it down. I just know what people tell me."

February 03, 2013 12:00 am
"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

Tatiana Ford, Gary | "It really doesn't matter to me. I don't gamble, but I've been there once or twice. It would bring business and jobs and tourism, though."

February 03, 2013 12:00 am
"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

Louis Otano, East Chicago | "Yes. Some people don't like to go down by the lake. I live here, but I don't go to the boats. It might help generate money for other communities, too."

February 03, 2013 12:00 am
"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

Alissa Coffey, Calumet City | "No. It might disrupt businesses and do harm to local companies. The area they would inhabit may not bring in business appealing to everyone."

February 03, 2013 12:00 am
"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

Region views on land-based casinos

February 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

Yvette Segura, Hammond | "Yes. I think it'd be pretty cool. I go now, and I'd expect that there would be some people that would like to stay on the boat."

February 03, 2013 12:00 am
"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

"Should Northwest Indiana's casinos be allowed to leave the lakefront?"

Ben Wood, Hammond | "Yes. I grew up in Washington state, and I don't see what the problem is. They bring in a lot of money and jobs to the community."

February 03, 2013 12:00 am

Gambling backers try to avoid legislative deja vu

CHICAGO | A determined push for Illinois to approve new casinos and racetrack slot machines with an equally determined governor standing in the way? Yes, the state has been here before.

June 11, 2012 12:00 am
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