OPINION: Who needs a Chicago casino deal more: Lightfoot or Pritzker? Greg Hinz, Crain's Chicago Business · August 21, 2019 at 3:43 pm Who more badly needs the proposed Chicago casino and the taxes and other revenues it would spin off: Mayor Lori Lightfoot or Gov. J.B. Pritzker? Or is it both of them? Answer that question and you may figure the odds of whether state lawmakers in their veto session this fall will be able to rewrite the just-passed law that authorized a huge gambling expansion (including the Chicago casino) without opening a Pandora’s box of other unwanted changes. The Chicago portion of the bill, in particular its proposed tax structure, clearly needs to be rewritten, by most counts.