Community Meeting – Chicago Casino – Demolition Notice – June 14th


In July of this year, all remaining Chicago Tribune personnel and equipment will leave the Freedom Center site at Chicago and Halsted, after which the demolition phase will commence to make way for the construction of the permanent casino facility. The project has been designated “environmentally complex” due to the site’s proximity to a waterway, which means that additional monitoring and special techniques will be used to minimize environmental impacts and public health risks. Additional details about this designation can be foundhere. The demolition process, which is expected to take 5 months to complete, will be entirely mechanical, with no explosives employed.
What: Public Meeting
When: Friday, June 14, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: Jesse White Center, 410 W Chicago Avenue.
City officials, contractors, and Bally’s representatives will present the demolition plan and answer questions from attendees. Details about the meeting can be found here.