Poll: Chicago casino support growing

December 17, 2010 (CHICAGO)

The Chicago Tribune poll finds 47 percent of Chicago voters now back a city-owned casino, while 41 percent oppose it.

Those numbers are almost the exact opposite of a similar poll taken in 2003.

The shift comes as Chicago struggles with a budget crisis that could lead to tax increases and service cuts.

Next month, state lawmakers will consider a gambling expansion plan that includes a land-based city casino.

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