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Weigh in on proposed casino in the North Branch on April 6th

North Branch Works
March 28, 2022

Last week, the City of Chicago announced three finalists in the competition to build a casino; one of these bids would add a riverfront casino to the North Branch at the Chicago Tribune printing facility near Halsted Street and Chicago Avenue.

Proposed by Bally’s Corporation, the project includes a 3,000-seat theater and a 500-room hotel. It’s expected the casino would create 2,000 permanent and 3,000 construction jobs.

The City of Chicago and Bally’s Corporation will host a public meeting on April 6th from 6-8 p.m. at the Chicago Tribune Publishing Plant (700 W. Chicago Avenue). Please register for this meeting by going here.

It’s an excellent opportunity for neighborhood stakeholders to learn more about the proposal, ask questions, and share your input. In the meantime, you can review Bally’s project website.

North Branch Works staff recently attended a meet and greet with Bally’s Corporation and is monitoring this proposal closely. We strongly encourage our member businesses and neighborhood stakeholders to share your input and concerns.

If you can’t attend the April 6th meeting, please send any thoughts to our staff and we’ll make sure to advocate for you with the city and Bally’s Corporation.

The City of Chicago is expected to select the winning bid in the summer.

Stay tuned to our blog and social media sites for updates about the proposed casino in the North Branch.

With questions and to share input, please contact Steve Simmons at 773-929-5552 x2226 or

Image credit: Bally's Corporation

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