Will Illinois law allow a proposed Chicago casino to make enough money? Mayor Lori Lightfoot isn’t sure Juan Perez Jr., Chicago Tribune · August 13, 2019 at 7:12 am With word on the odds of success for potential Chicago casino sites due this week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday she isn’t sure whether a gambling operator can make enough money given the upfront costs they must pay under the current state law. Consultants at Union Gaming Analytics are expected to deliver their view of a city casino’s feasibility by Tuesday — and supercharge speculation about where a massive gambling hall could stand, and if it can make enough money to soften the city’s budget burden. Five potential South and West side locations are under review. But Illinois law requires a state board to suggest, based on Union Gaming’s findings, whether lawmakers should reconsider the terms attached to a casino operator license.