Would you allow this rat to have a Casino, run by his family, for the benefit of Chicago? Daley says the Chicago Government would get approximately 85% of the profit. This Casino is a false promise to people that can least afford to gamble. This Casino in Chicago would empower the 11th Ward beyond belief. This Casino would be run by Daley and the Mob, one and the same. Fight any Casio proposal in Chicago. The gambling in Chicago has ruined enough lives and marriages. When was the last time the Daley Administration was on T.V. announcing a major bust and arrests for members of the Chicago Mob? Patrick McDonough.
More on this from Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times, click here:
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I saved the article included below from Gambling Magazine. com dated February 6, 2003.
This town is too corrupt to have a gambling license. I think we need to make a lobbying day visit to Springfield to keep the city out of gambling and the Trump building from housing a casino. (I have been told that one of the lower floors in the Trump development was designed to accommodate a casino as soon as a deal could be done.
GAMBLING MAGAZINE. COM Daley Rules Out Casino In CityFeb 06, 2003
Mayor Richard Daley Tuesday ruled out any attempt to seek a casino for Chicago and said he may shift his legislative push to Springfield city from Washington to expand O’Hare International Airport. Though Daley in the past has flirted with the idea of a casino for Chicago, he flatly ruled it out in a wide-ranging discussion with the Tribune’s editorial board in which he said he would not seek a new license for a facility in the city. And he said he has no intention of going after the existing–but currently unused–10th license owned by investors in the bankrupt of a casino group, which failed to win state approval for a riverboat. The 10th license apparently will be used somewhere outside the city, Daley said. “That proposal I think is in the suburban areas,” he said. “A lot of suburban areas are bidding on that now.” With Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s pledge not to expand the number of casinos in Illinois, Daley’s comments appeared to doom any possibility of gambling in Chicago. On O’Hare, Daley and his allies in Congress have been trying to cement into federal law the agreement on O’Hare expansion reached two years ago by the mayor and former Gov. George Ryan. The measure has bipartisan support but has been blocked in the Senate by a filibuster threat from Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R-Ill.), a vocal foe of the proposed project. Daley hinted that he is reluctant to alienate Senate allies by pressing the matter and holding up the business of Congress while Fitzgerald carries out his filibuster. With control of the Illinois Senate in the hands of anti-expansion Republicans until recently, the mayor had little chance of cementing into law his agreement with former Gov. George Ryan on the O’Hare project. But now, both houses of the General Assembly and the governor’s mansion are under Democratic control. Daley said he spoke with Fitzgerald in Washington two weeks ago and, though the meeting was cordial, there was no question that the senator remains dead set against the project and would use parliamentary procedures to block any action. Though Daley may be having second thoughts about the federal legislation, at least some key congressional advocates of O’Hare expansion said the word hadn’t filtered to them. “Within the past week, I’ve been in touch with both the mayor’s office and the governor’s office, and I had the impression they wanted to go ahead with federal legislation,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) “If there’s a change in strategy, I’ll work with them on that.” Rep. William Lipinski (D-Ill.), who has led efforts to pass the measure in the House, said he plans to reintroduce legislation on O’Hare this week and continue to press for its adoption. Still, Lipinski said he understood that Daley was “seriously considering” a shift in strategy to focus on passing legislation in Springfield to write the deal into law. “Based on the fact that nothing has been able to move through the Senate, it’s probably wise for him to turn his focus to Springfield,” Lipinski said. On another matter, the mayor said he is opposed to mandatory inclusion of affordable units in new residential developments because such a requirement would result in lower property tax revenues. “I would have to reduce developer taxes, and if I reduce their taxes that would cut money in regard to the Board of Education and other operations,” he asserted. “They could come back and say, we are doing this so you cut our taxes significantly, 20 or 30 percent.”
God forbid that king richie would EVER want to do anything that reduces the tax monies going to the public schools…. oh yeah, he does that already through the many TIF’s he’s pushed on us… or that anyone should ever pay less taxes, especially all those developers who’s investments are providing the huge tax windfalls his TIF abuses exploit so lucratively…..
Sorry, I had no idea Daley had more high ranking friends that wish to scam to poor better than ever, read this: 4 casinos for city, suburbs?
SPRINGFIELD | Gov backs $5 Bill. plan, new taxes
May 26, 2007
BY DAVE MCKINNEY AND WHITNEY WOODWARD Sun-Times Springfield Reporters
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Blagojevich and Senate President Emil Jones embraced a new $5 billion plan Friday that would bring four casinos to the Chicago area and impose additional business taxes to fund health care, schools and mass transit.
The maneuver was a tacit acknowledgment that Blagojevich’s $7.6 billion tax plan is in legislative ruin. It also represented an abrupt about-face for the governor, who torpedoed Mayor Daley’s plan for a Chicago casino in 2004 because it did not mesh with his “vision for Illinois.”
“The idea of more gaming is not something that I like,” Blagojevich said Friday, “but I’m prepared to accept it if it means every citizen in our state can get access to affordable, quality, comprehensive health care.”
Under Jones-backed legislation that advanced out of a Senate committee by a vote of 8-5, three riverboat licenses would be authorized for Waukegan, the south suburbs and some point within an eight-mile radius of O’Hare Airport. Additionally, Chicago would get a casino.
Republicans attacked the proposal, in part, because it would divert 2 percent of revenues from the four casinos to Chicago State University, potentially handing the school a $40 million windfall that would double its take from the state.
Questions about subpoena
The university has been a Jones favorite. He has steered state funds to the university when other colleges faced deep cuts, and Chicago State has named a building after Jones and given him an honorary degree.
This week, the university was hammered by Auditor General William Holland for misspending public funds, including on a pair of “leadership seminars” its president attended on cruise ships in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
In committee, Jones initially said Chicago State wasn’t in the legislation. But the GOP pointed out the specific language in the 218-page bill that would assure the university a multimillion-dollar windfall, prompting Jones to quietly tell a dissatisfied and surprised Senate Democratic colleague that the bill could be amended.
House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) voiced pessimism the Senate Democratic gambling package could pass the House as a May 31 adjournment deadline looms. Madigan and House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) are pushing a far more modest bill to add gambling positions at existing casinos to fund a state construction program.
Jones also presented plans for several new taxes to take the place of Blagojevich’s failed gross-receipts tax, including a new sales tax on tea and shampoo and other hygiene products.
Finally, before ending an impromptu and highly rare meeting with Springfield reporters, the governor refused to take questions about a federal subpoena received by his campaign. Without speaking, Blagojevich retreated to his office as reporters shouted out questions about the subpoena.
The last licenses were sold for $25,000.00 each and made the political connected billions, also for free came prostitution, crime and broken families.
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