Top story: Mr. Jerry Roper (head of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce) is pushing the state to approve - and for Governor Quinn to sign off on - a casino in Chicago. He says the best spot? Block 37. How awesome would that be? After 20 years of trying to figure out what to do with that lot, they go with a combo TV studio and casino. Hey, better than an ice rink, right?
And even though casinos are controversial because they prey on the poor, ravage local economies and bring in unsavory business operations, you have to give this one a look because of the name-play opportunities! Casino 37!? Best name for a casino ever. Why? Because Roulette only goes up to 36. BOOM. That name-play alone should get it through the IL House.
And think of the negative effect a casino could have on that area. If I had to kill time, I would no longer go to the Macy's food court/kitchenware area.