COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A North Las Vegas, Nev.-based company wants
to build a $250 million casino in the Chicago suburb of Country Club Hills.
The SouthtownStar reports the casino operator is making the announcement
despite Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of a gambling expansion bill. It’s unclear
whether the Illinois Legislature will be able to override Quinn’s veto or
pass a new bill.
Cannery Casino Resorts issued a statement Monday saying it wants to build
near the Interstate 80 and I-57 interchange. The company says a new casino
would create 1,000 full-time jobs.
Partners in the project would be Chicago funeral home owners Lafayette and
Marguerite Gatling, who own the site.
A Cannery Casino Resorts majority owner, Bill Paulos, says a casino could be
up and running within 18 months of being licensed.