Chicago approves $1.7 billion riverfront casino complex designed by SCB

This week the Chicago City Council approved plans for a $1.7 billion casino complex on the site of a former Chicago Tribune printing plant. Now, the only thing standing between groundbreaking for the decades-in-the-making project is an approval from the state’s gambling regulatory body.

(SCB/Courtesy Chicago DPD)

The casino includes 4,000 gaming positions and 11 restaurants on the Chicago River at Chicago Avenue and Halsted Street in West Town. Plans also call for a 500-room hotel, a 3,000-seat theater, a 23,000-square-foot museum, more than 3,000 parkings spaces, and a 2,100-square-foot riverside park with pedestrian pathways. A December 12 tweet from the city’s

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