Anybody want to operate a Chicago casino? City extends deadline for applications with interest lacking

Anybody want to operate a Chicago casino? City extends deadline for applications with interest lacking

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  • Gregory Pratt and Dan Petrella, Chicago Tribune
August 7, 2021 7:45 PM
  • Gregory Pratt and Dan Petrella, Chicago Tribune

    Mayor Lori Lightfoot is extending the deadline for bidders to submit proposals for a Chicago casino, a move that comes as the city struggles to generate interest in the project.

    Lightfoot on Friday announced the city will push its deadline to Oct. 29. Originally, bidders had until Aug. 23 to submit a proposal.

    “Extending the deadline for interested bidders will allow the City to collect as many robust, impactful and transformative proposals as possible,” Lightfoot said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing these bids roll in and working very closely with whichever team is ultimately chosen to develop Chicago’s first-ever casino.”