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Chicago casino location meetings kick off with Hard Rock proposal at Harold Washington Library looping

CHICAGO (WLS) — On Tuesday, Chicago kicks off a series of three meetings on proposed casinos in different parts of the city.

Tuesday night’s event takes place at the Harold Washington Library.

This first meeting comes as there is strong community opposition to each of the sites, including some aldermen who have reportedly expressed concerns.

Each bidder will make a presentation and provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions and share their comments.

An estimated $200 million annual revenue for the city would be earmarked for pension debt, stemming from a casino.

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From Tuesday through Thursday, each evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the city will host these community engagement meetings for the three casino finalists.

The first will focus on the Hard Rock proposal and will be hosted at the Harold Washington Library.

The second will take place on Wednesday at the Tribune Publishing Plant and will focus on the bid for Bally’s Tribune.

And the final is scheduled for Thursday during the “Forum Isadore and Sadie Dorin”, which will focus on the candidacy “Rivers 78”.

A special committee of aldermen will make the final choice, which should be announced this summer.

Here are the venues for this week:

April 5: Hard Rock

Harold Washington Library
400 S. State Street
Lower level auditorium

April 6: Bally Grandstand

Tribune Publishing Factory
700 W. Chicago Ave.

April 7: Rivers 78

Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road

Each meeting will be broadcast live on www.chicago.gov/livestream.

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