Mayor, Illinois Lawmakers Make Case For Chicago Casino

By Sophia Tareen

FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, soprano Renee Fleming performs with world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a choir of dozens of high school students in the rotunda of the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. The glass-paneled building is mentioned as a possible location for a casino should Illinois lawmakers pass a proposed plan. Trying to get a Chicago casino isn't new, but the latest proposal OK'd recently by the Illinois Senate is seen as the best chance yet. There are still lingering concerns about corruption. The bill proposes five casinos, including in Chicago. The city casino would have its own board, something experts say is unique among other urban casinos that report to state boards. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) – Visitors to the nation’s third-largest city are usually spotted wandering the Magnificent Mile, snapping pictures of the Willis Tower and sampling Chicago-style deep dish pizza, but if some persistent Illinois lawmakers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel get their way, a glitzy casino would be on their agenda, too.

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