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Local officials, casino developer remain confident despite ruling delay

Government officials and Wind Creek Hospitality remain confident in their casino application despite the Illinois Gaming Board delaying a licensing decision at its meeting last week.

“We and Wind Creek still believe we are in a good position to get the license because we have the best location by far. There is nothing more I can tell you,” Homewood Village Manager Jim Marino said in an email to the Chronicle. “We can only wait for the gaming board to make their decision.”

The IGB was originally slated to make a decision by Oct. 29 but . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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