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Illinois Gaming Board weighing dollars vs. diversity in south suburban casino decision

by Dan Carden

The Illinois Gaming Board is facing a choice between greater state and local tax revenue or more economic opportunity for minority groups as it weighs where to locate the long-sought south suburban Cook County casino license.

On Thursday, representatives from the two finalist casino companies and their host communities – Homewood- East Hazel Crest and Matteson – made their final pitches to state gaming regulators ahead of a preliminary license decision expected early next year.

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