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“It’s been a long time coming, and hopefully it goes.” ((JENNIFER)) CITY LEADERS IN DANVILLE APPEAR TO BE ON BOARD TO BRING A CASINO TO TOWN. THE MAYOR AND THE VERMILION ADVANTAGE C-E-O MET WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS PRIVATELY TO TALK ABOUT THE PLANNING PROCESS. ((PAUL)) NOW — THEY’RE READY TO ROLL THE DICE AND SEE WHO BITES. W-C-I-A 3’s EMILY BRAUN IS HERE. EMILY — DO WE KNOW WHERE IT WOULD GO YET? ((EMILY)) NOT YET, BUT MAYOR RICKEY WILLIAMS TOLD ME THERE ARE A FEW IDEAS. IDEAS…ARE EXACTLY WHAT THE COUNCIL IS LOOKING TO HEAR THE NEXT TIME THIS COMES UP. THAT WILL BE DONE AT WHAT THEY’RE CALLING A “SOLICITATION OF INTEREST” MEETING. COUNCIL WILL OPEN THE FLOOR TO SEE WHICH DEVELOPERS WOULD BE INTERESTED IN TAKING A GAMBLE ON THE PROJECT. THEY’LL ALSO TALK ABOUT WHERE THE CASINO COULD POTENTIALLY SET UP SHOP. PEOPLE IN TOWN WE SPOKE WITH SAY THEY SEE UPS AND DOWNS– BUT HAVING A CASINO WOULD BE A GOOD BET. DAVID MORRIS “Not a lot of people come here, other than to go to our parks. So maybe it will bring more attention to the city, and stuff will…maybe good things will happen, and better things might follow suit.” HE’S HOPING THAT MEANS MORE JOBS, BUSINESSES, HOTELS, AND OTHER DEVELOPMENT. ((EMILY)) COUNCIL PLANS TO TALK ABOUT ALL THESE POSSIBILITIES ON JULY 2ND. THAT’S WHEN WE’RE ALSO EXPECTED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THEIR PLANNING AND PRE- PLANNING THUS FAR, LOOKS LIKE. THANKS EMILY. ((PAUL)) GOVERNOR PRITZKER STILL HASN’T SIGNED THE CASINO EXPANSION BILL… BUT MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WOULD. SIMILAR LEGISLATION JUST PASSED IN INDIANA, ALLOWING FOR TERRE HAUTE TO GET A CASINO. ((ROSCOE))((PAUL)) ((KEVIN)) Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low

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