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Lori Lightfoot is scheduled to meet with Bally CEO on Thursday to finally complete the mayoral selection for the planned casino in the West River. The proposal to replace the Chicago Tribune printing house on the site has clearly outperformed competitors to build Rivers Casino in South Loop or Hard Rock Casino on Near South Side.
Getting the entire city council to sign the Balls proposal could be a challenge, given the loud resistance from neighboring residents. “It will just change the whole color of the neighborhood,” said Ronnie Lenzi, whose father bought the Erie Cafe steakhouse by the river in 1992, when much of the neighborhood was parking.
Despite the fears of the neighborhood, a casino in Chicago could exacerbate the city’s financial problems – and potentially also Lightfoot’s political future.
And if you missed it downtown, photographer Tribune Jose M. Osorio made images of the raised bridges of the Chicago River paving the way for sailing season. Also: Here are the 40 best photos of the Tribune from the month of April.
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Cook County Sheriff’s Main Political Opponent Tom Darth Was Dejected from the Democratic Ballot because of the controversial new law this requires that anyone running for sheriff be a certified law enforcement officer.
Carmen Navarro Gercone’s removal from the ballot on June 28 leaves Chicago Police Officer Noland Rivera as Darth’s only remaining main rival, although Navarro Gercone has promised to appeal the case. The county election board voted 2-1 to support objections to her candidacy by Darth.
A legal battle over the licensing of the cannabis business in Illinois could overturn the state’s residence requirement by throwing the key into an already dysfunctional process and attempts to diversify the industry.
The lawsuit is just the latest in a series of lawsuits that keep much of the legal cannabis industry in suspense. But there are signs congestion can break.
A woman who was present when her brother was killed nearly six years ago filed a federal lawsuit against the Cook County Attorney’s Office after she was jailed for several weeks for failing to respond to a subpoena to “prepare for trial” against the accused killer.
The lawsuit, filed by Latoya Weir in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, focuses on common practice in the Cook County criminal justice system where prosecutors force judges to issue subpoenas to witnesses to force them to come for questioning before a criminal court. .
Chicago Sky set off a new era for the franchise when they open the 2022 season on Friday.
It took the team 14 years to win its first WNBA title, and with that came several upgrades. The practical institution in Deerfield was deprived of the colors of the Bulls, replaced by blue and gold. The options for goods for fans, which have been deprived for years, have expanded. And Sky will host its first All-Star Game on July 10 at Wintrust Arena.
After Sky broke the regular season record of 0.500 last year and won the WNBA Finals, six-time Candace Parker believes they have something to prove. “I don’t think we were good last year,” Parker said. “We played well in the playoffs, but I don’t think overall we could say we had a good season. That’s what motivates me now. “
Sam Stray’s “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is an equal sequel to “Dr. Strange”; hard “WandaVision” conversion; and, to culminate, festival of digital demons of the undead which will not be inappropriate in the films of director Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead”, writes Tribune critic Michael Phillips.