Thompson Center casino proposed for Chicago
The idea has been floated before but now the president of the Chicago Federal of Labor is saying the Thomspon Center in the Loop s hould be turned into a Chicago casino.
Jorge Ramirez told the Chicago Sun-Times it would quickly get a city casino up and running and added the building is centrally located and near the theater district.
State government offices would have to relocate elsewhere.
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce President Jerry Roper was the first to suggest the Thompson Center transform into a casino on the lower level, with the upper floors being turned into a hotel.