The city of Crestwood and Calument City join three others for a casino run in the southern suburbs

Officials from the city of Crestwood and Calument City have announced a proposal for a run of games in the southern suburbs. There are already five offers that have been received for the realization of it.

At a council meeting in the city of Calument, game operator Delaware North Gaming has proposed presenting the proposal to carry out the Southland Live Casino at the River Oaks Center on River Oaks Drive and Torrence Avenue; this is a site that is very near Interstate 80/94/294. This to capture the attention of the players of the cities of Indiana and Illinois.

According to Timothy Hughes, who is the project manager, said in a statement that the River Oaks Center had been the economic key to the towns in the southeast. On the other hand, the Southland Live Casino is important and can meet the objective of establishing a casino in a suburban location to favor a minority community.

The casino would have about 150,000 square feet of construction, with an investment of $275 million, in a place with 20 acres, which will be very close to a Macy’s store. It would have a total of 1,235 game stands and a music site, it will have restaurants, and it will also have an 18-story hotel.

With this investment, the most innovative game operator Delaware North believes that it will be able to create around 1,200 construction jobs and some 1,150 full-time and part-time jobs where you can raise $200 million annually and can generate up to $50 million in taxes.

State law always reserves 5% of the gross revenue the casino earns for host communities. Where 3% is divided between the suburbs, which means that $4 million would be for Calument City while $6 million would be for the annexed suburbs annually.

Organizers say they have the support of all neighboring cities like Dolton, Burnham, South Holland, and Lansing. Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush, who is the mayor of Calument City, could not be reached for her opinion.

Calument City has been obliged to perform a multiplayer game expansion, which dates back to the 1990s.

The game operator Delaware North Gaming has several casinos in the country, where Jumer's on Rock Island is included. They comment that they could have a temporary place located in a store that is empty at the Carson Pirie Scott shopping center within 90 days after the approval of the Illinois city games meeting.

On the other hand, Crestwood officials have approved the casino offer considering the game board, although they did not want to show their full hand. Bill Graffeo, who is the director of Crestwood Village Services, has commented that the town has partnered with a development association such as Robbins Crestwood Gaming LLC.

According to Graffeo, the partners that make up this association have not wanted to identify with the public. Also, Graffeo has described the development association that is owned by a minority group that has experience in the national game.

Bill Graffeo has commented that the resort and casino they are throwing are $400 million at a 46-acre place on Cal-Sag Road and Cicero Avenue, where casino players would represent the third part of the offers, where you will have swimming pools, picnic areas, and restaurants.

Also, Graffeo commented that this would be an ideal destination for the entire community. Crestwood and Calumet City casinos are engaged and have taken responsibility for the casino in recent years.

On the other hand, Wind Creek Hospitality, which is the gaming and hospitality entity for the Poarch Band of the Creek Indians, has commented that they would like to take this casino to 175th Street and Halsted across the border of East Hazel Crest and Homewood, where Ho-Chunk is forcing Glenwood Dyer Road and at 394 in Lynwood.

Also, the nation of Choctaw that is located in the state of Oklahoma is in search of Harlem Avenue and Lincoln Highway in Matteson, where Mayor James Ford of the City of Country Club Hills has commented that the city could be associated with a developer group and also join the fray.

But he also comments that so far no formal offer has been made in this regard. Everyone must submit applications to the game board in Illinois before the end of the month. After that time, the agency will have one year to grant a casino license to the applicants.

More

According to Timothy Hughes, who is the project manager, said in a statement that the River Oaks Center had been the economic key to the towns in the southeast. On the other hand, the Southland Live Casino is important and can meet the objective of establishing a casino in a suburban location to favor a minority community.

The casino would have about 150,000 square feet of construction, with an investment of $275 million, in a place with 20 acres, which will be very close to a Macy’s store. It would have a total of 1,235 game stands and a music site, it will have restaurants, and it will also have an 18-story hotel.

With this investment, the most innovative game operator Delaware North believes that it will be able to create around 1,200 construction jobs and some 1,150 full-time and part-time jobs where you can raise $200 million annually and can generate up to $50 million in taxes.

State law always reserves 5% of the gross revenue the casino earns for host communities. Where 3% is divided between the suburbs, which means that $4 million would be for Calument City while $6 million would be for the annexed suburbs annually.

Organizers say they have the support of all neighboring cities like Dolton, Burnham, South Holland, and Lansing. Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush, who is the mayor of Calument City, could not be reached for her opinion.

Calument City has been obliged to perform a multiplayer game expansion, which dates back to the 1990s.

The game operator Delaware North Gaming has several casinos in the country, where Jumer's on Rock Island is included. They comment that they could have a temporary place located in a store that is empty at the Carson Pirie Scott shopping center within 90 days after the approval of the Illinois city games meeting.

On the other hand, Crestwood officials have approved the casino offer considering the game board, although they did not want to show their full hand. Bill Graffeo, who is the director of Crestwood Village Services, has commented that the town has partnered with a development association such as Robbins Crestwood Gaming LLC.

According to Graffeo, the partners that make up this association have not wanted to identify with the public. Also, Graffeo has described the development association that is owned by a minority group that has experience in the national game.

Bill Graffeo has commented that the resort and casino they are throwing are $400 million at a 46-acre place on Cal-Sag Road and Cicero Avenue, where casino players would represent the third part of the offers, where you will have swimming pools, picnic areas, and restaurants.

Also, Graffeo commented that this would be an ideal destination for the entire community. Crestwood and Calumet City casinos are engaged and have taken responsibility for the casino in recent years.

On the other hand, Wind Creek Hospitality, which is the gaming and hospitality entity for the Poarch Band of the Creek Indians, has commented that they would like to take this casino to 175th Street and Halsted across the border of East Hazel Crest and Homewood, where Ho-Chunk is forcing Glenwood Dyer Road and at 394 in Lynwood.

Also, the nation of Choctaw that is located in the state of Oklahoma is in search of Harlem Avenue and Lincoln Highway in Matteson, where Mayor James Ford of the City of Country Club Hills has commented that the city could be associated with a developer group and also join the fray.

But he also comments that so far no formal offer has been made in this regard. Everyone must submit applications to the game board in Illinois before the end of the month. After that time, the agency will have one year to grant a casino license to the applicants.

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram