The city of Chicago issued Thursday a request for proposals for the opportunity to apply for the city's only casino license.
- And tonight, this town in Springfield-- the so-called Chicago casino bill has failed. The House is just about to adjourn, and that ends any hope that Mayor Lori Lightfoot had of getting the bill passed during this fall veto session. The bill's sponsor was unable to muster the necessary votes.
The House did pass a separate bill that would require fingerprinting for operators of casinos and sports betting operations. So that clears the way for the Gaming Board to move ahead with sports betting in Illinois.
But Mayor Lightfoot's going to now have to wait until the spring legislative session in order to get that tax structure changed in order for there to be the beginnings of a Chicago casino.