OPINION: Love Chicago? You are likely to give a thumbs-up to the plan for the city’s casino.

OPINION: Love Chicago? You are likely to give a thumbs-up to the plan for the city’s casino.

Article brief provided by Chicago Tribune
  • Will Johnson, CEO of The Harris Poll, Chicago Tribune
August 29, 2022 9:54 PM
  • Will Johnson, CEO of The Harris Poll, Chicago Tribune

    When Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that she had selected the only North Side option for the city’s first casino, she riled many aldermen, especially those who had hoped for a different location. But most Cook County residents, it turns out, are A-OK with her choice.

    Time will tell whether Lightfoot’s casino pays off in jobs and economic growth, but new public opinion polling suggests that the casino has in some ways become a proxy for how residents view the Chicago area more broadly.

    To gauge how those who live in the Chicago area feel about the proposed casino, The Harris Poll surveyed a representative sample of them about the project and the city.