Chicago Magazine examines a failed casino project in Illinois, which did not get the approval of "a previously compliant state agency" because of alleged Mob ties. The analysis finds that "the story of rise and collapse of what was a sure thing offers an instructive ... case study of how public projects are put together in this state." The story looks at the "odd match" that casino operator Kevin Flynn and Rosemont mayor Don Stephens made, as they became "cohorts in one of the grandest deals the state had ever seen, the proposed Emerald Casino in Rosemont," an area close to O'Hare airport. The report offers background information about licensing gambling businesses in Illinois.
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