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A bad hand

Now that Mayor Lightfoot has officially revealed the three finalists for Chicago’s casino, the bamboozling of the city will begin. Oh, Chicago, you know you’re getting bamboozled. I think you sorta like it—a little attention from the boss.  It’s like you matter as they try to win you over into supporting something you don’t really […]

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New website shows crime block-by-block

Real estate company Trulia is rolling out a website so renters and buyers can check out detailed crime statistics in their neighborhoods. (Sun-Times) A city-run casino would undoubtedly bring in tons of money for Chicago. But at what social cost? (Tribune) Meet Barack Obama’s newest geek: Harper Reed, formerly of Threadless. (Tribune)

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Olympics consolation prize: a casino?

Dan Mihalopoulos breaks the news that Richard Mell and George Cardenas want one to take the place of the Olympic Village (I don’t hold out any hope that developers would consider the Gropiusness of the site a draw for gambling architecture buffs). This will of course raise questions of the sort inspired by the video […]