NOV 09, 2021
From left: Ald. Anthony Beale (9), Ald. Walter Burnett (27) and Rush Street Gaming owner Neil Bluhm speak during a City Council committee hearing on Monday.
A shadow war over the future of Chicago’s gambling revenues broke into the open on Monday, as proxies of the city’s pro sports teams tried to assuage city leaders’ fears that allowing sportsbooks at their ballparks and arenas could threaten earnings from a future Chicago casino.
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