Chicago City Council committee delays vote on plan for Bally's casino in River West

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Friday, May 20, 2022
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A Chicago City Council committee is expected to vote on Lori Lightfoot's proposal for a Bally's casino in River West in a meeting Friday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A special city council committee delayed its vote on plans for Bally's Corp. to build a casino in River West.

The vote was scheduled for Friday, but Ald. Tom Tunney announced the vote would not happen that afternoon.

Final approval could still be months away.

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Last week, residents pushed back on a proposal they worry will increase traffic and crime.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the Bally's proposal as her final selection for a Chicago casino earlier this month.

The development would replace the Chicago Tribune printing plant along the Chicago River at Chicago Avenue and Halsted Street in River West.