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Downstate ‘Little Egypt’ casino plan fields dreams

With the Friday approval of a casino planned for a southern Illinois winery, Chicago is the only authorized city left without a bid.

Up in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is scrambling to salvage plans for a megacasino.

North and south of Illinois’ big-city economic engine, a host of developers are fighting to claim gambling dens in coveted suburban markets.


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Although no opening date has been set, construction on the new Golden Nugget Danville Casino is winding down. Once finished, the newest Illinois casino will feature several amenities, including 500 sl

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