Cannery Casino co-founder Bill Paulos says Country Club Hills is still the best candidate for a south suburban casino, according to a Nov. 27 press release.
The statement comes immediately in response to Homewood’s recent announcement to jointly pursue development of a casino along with the Village of East Hazel Crest.
“The announcement by the Villages of Homewood and East Hazel Crest (to pursue development of a casino) is another strong indication that a comprehensive gaming expansion bill continues to have strong support in Illinois,” Paulos said. “That being said, Cannery Casinos is the only casino company to come forward with a site-specific plan and the financial wherewithal to get it done. We believe our location in Country Club Hills remains the best possible site for expansive economic development in the South Suburbs."
The proposed County Club Hills Casino locasion is just southeast of 175th Street and Cicero Avenue.
Homewood trustees will vote tonight whether to partner with East Hazel Crest and hire a law firm to pursue casino development.