Wisconsin tribe unveils casino plans in Illinois

The Ho-Chunk Nation has entered the competition for a gambling license in the south suburbs, where it plans to build a $300 million casino and hotel development.

The proposal calls for the facility to be built on land Ho-Chunk Nation, which operates casinos in Wisconsin, owns just east of Illinois 394 and north of the highway’s interchange with Glenwood-Dyer Road, in in Lynwood.

An existing sports complex, Southland Center, would be retrofitted to house a temporary casino should Ho-Chunk win approval from state gaming regulators, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Lynwood Mayor Gene Williams said Wednesday that the development could ultimately include amenities such as a movie theater and water park. He said Ho-Chunk representatives outlined plans for the project at a village meeting Tuesday....


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Ken Notes: So Illinois has legal pot and a new Wisconsin Casino, Anyone want to speculate of the economic drain this will have on Wisconsin revenue streams.

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