Do you support casino gambling for Chicago?

Budget

Yes

YES

Yes

Chevette A. Valentine IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

Yes

No,I am against casino gambling in Chicago. If we allow gambling here, it should be very limited. I
don’t believe we can or should patch our budget holes significantly with casino gambling, which
typically draw from communities that can least afford it. I have had close friends touched by
gambling addictions, and this forms part of the reason why I’m not comfortable with broad
expansion of casino gaming.

No.

My position on this issue has evolved. I was
once adamantly opposed to casino gaming, but given that legalized gambling has become ever
more present in our state and region, I would be open to a proposal for a casino in Chicago. As
one observer has noted, Chicago already has a casino. It’s in Hammond, Indiana. Chicago should
receive the job and revenue benefits and not export them to other areas of our state and other
states. However, before I sign onto a casino in Chicago, I would like to know the details of the
specific proposal.

NO

I not sure I have pros and cons on that. I believe it
would bring a tremendous amount of jobs, but then again it would cause some people
unfortunately to gamble away many of their resources which they cannot afford.

Joseph J. Moseley II IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

No

Although there are numerous outlying casinos, I support further exploration of the pros and cons of a Chicago based casino prior to my full support of gambling for Chicago.

No response provided

Willing to consider it

No response provided

yes

NO

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

No response provided

Michael E. LaFargue IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

No response provided

Yes, only if it’s a transparent process and all owners, managers, etc go through stringent
screening and background checks

Susan Sadlowski Garza IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

candidate's responce

Yes

yes

Stephen Niketopoulos IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

I haven’t made my mind up, but in general I am concerned about gambling as an
addiction. I see the benefit for tourism and convention crowds, but I would need a study done on the effect of the surrounding areas. This could be a big part of the pension and bond fix.

yes

yes

I would need to see current economic impact studies before committing one way or the other.

I support it with the caveat that it have the
proper controls, oversight and projections to consider the extent to which revenues will be
offset by associated costs for regulation, criminal activity and health/social services (e.g.,
addiction, loss of income). Presently, I have seen little evidence of those criteria being
met.