Chicago Proposes City-Owned Casino Cities across the country have looked to casinos as a way to generate money, but Chicago is going a step further. There's a movement in Illinois to allow Chicago to own and operate a casino. Given Chicago's history with the mob, gambling and corruption, the plan is raising concerns.
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Chicago Proposes City-Owned Casino

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Chicago Proposes City-Owned Casino

Chicago Proposes City-Owned Casino

Chicago Proposes City-Owned Casino

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Cities across the country have looked to casinos as a way to generate money, but Chicago is going a step further. There's a movement in Illinois to allow Chicago to actually go into the casino business. Under the deal, Chicago would own and operate a casino, making it the first municipality in the country to do so. Given Chicago's history with the mob, gambling and corruption, the plan is raising more than a few eyebrows.

Ben Calhoun reports from Chicago Public Radio.