Urgent call to Residents: Register and Attend April 6 Community Meeting on Proposed Casino at Tribune Publishing Site!

Dear Neighbors,

River North Residents Association’s strong opposition to Bally’s casino proposal for the Tribune Publishing site is set forth in our December 3, 2021 letter to 27th Ward Alderman Burnett, 42nd Ward Alderman Reilly, and 2nd Ward Alderman Hopkins. 

RNRA’s letter, which may be accessed HERE, describes significant negative impacts that a large-scale entertainment complex would have on traffic, public safety and quality of life for thousands of residents in the densely populated surrounding area.

On March 22, the City of Chicago announced the selection of three finalists, one of which will receive the sole license to operate a Casino in our city. Three community meetings are scheduled, where you will learn more about each site and have an opportunity to ask questions and share comments or concerns. 

River North residents are strongly encouraged to register and attend the April 6 meeting on the Tribune Publishing site (shown below).

April 6 from 6-8 p.m.

Bally’s Tribune Site

Tribune Publishing Plant (700 W Chicago Ave)

For those wish to also attend community meetings on the two other finalist proposals, links are provided below.

April 5 from 6-8 p.m.
Hard Rock Chicago at ONE Central
Harold Washington Library (400 S. State Street)
Register: https://chicagcasinohardrock.eventbrite.com 
April 7 from 6-8 p.m.
Rivers 78
UIC Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road)


ASL interpretation will be provided. Additional accessibility needs or Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and other language interpretation requests should be sent to chicagocasino@chicago.org by April 1. All events will also be livestreamed at: Chicago.gov/live . 

To learn more about the casino proposal finalists, click HERE. An overview of these proposals can be found in the evaluation report, which may be accessed by clicking HERE.