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Chinatown residents protest proposed casino site in downtown Chicago

Chicago Chinatown protest
  • Chinatown residents gathered on Sunday to protest against one of three proposed sites for downtown Chicago’s first integrated casino resort.
  • A Chinatown health organization said that a poll indicated most residents do not want a casino in their neighborhood.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced three developer finalists in March, which include Hard Rock’s $1.7 billion bid near Soldier Field, Bally’s Corporation’s $1.8 billion bid at the Chicago Tribune publishing site and Rush Street Gaming’s Rivers 78 proposal of a $1.62 billion casino just north of Chinatown.
  • “Most of the people, they feel concerned,” Dr. Hong Liu of the Midwest Asian Health Association said. “They don’t feel comfortable to have a casino near Chinatown which may damage the community’s safety and increase the addiction problem.”
  • Lightfoot, who has stressed the potential benefits of the casino for taxpayers and police pension funds, said the winner will be chosen no later than June.

Chinatown residents gathered on Sunday to protest against one of three proposed sites for downtown Chicago’s first integrated casino resort.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced in March the three developer finalists, which include Hard Rock’s $1.7 billion bid near Soldier Field, Bally’s Corporation’s $1.8 billion bid at the Chicago Tribune publishing site and Rush Street Gaming’s Rivers 78 proposal of a $1.62 billion casino just north of Chinatown.

Ohio Man Arrested for Threatening ‘Las Vegas Casino Mass Shooting’ to Kill His Wife

An Ohio man is now facing federal charges for threatening to commit mass shooting at a Las Vegas casino where his estranged wife used to work, and threatened to kill her in the process.

According to FBI officials, the suspect, Wei Li, made the threat through a series of text messages to his wife between Nov. 6-9, Huffington Post reported. The 28-year-old man was arrested by authorities on Nov. 10 with a bond of $500,000 until his case is transferred to the federal court.