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Homewood Village Board approve Chicago Suburb Casino project

Homewood Village Board approve Chicago Suburb Casino project

On Wednesday, the gaming unit of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama proposed for the approval to build a $275 million casino in the villages of East Hazel Crest and Homewood, south of Chicago, according to the local news reports. 

The Homewood's village board has approved a 64,000 square-foot casino on Monday night, following by three restaurants, and entertainment venue and two bars. Moreover, the second phase would be completed in four years after the gaming and concert space opens, which would come up with 251 room hotel with an indoor pool and spa to the complex. 

 The location proposed for the casino is in the southwest of the I-80 and Halsted Street interchange. 

We think the site is a great location," Wind Creek Chief Operating Officer Brent Pinkston said. "That location can drive the best tax revenue, which will benefit all south suburbs."

The first step was to receive approval from the Homewood officials, which brings Wind Creek's casino into realization. Because the property is divided into Homewood and East Hazel, the casino operators needs approval there. 

In East Hazel, the project would be considered tomorrow evening. 

It's suitable for new jobs, new taxes," former IGB General Counsel Donna More told "It's good for communities." "When I was at the gaming board in the 1990s, I would go up to the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. There wasn't a whole lot there originally. But soon after the casino opened, condos and businesses began popping up." she added.