which got the nod from the City Council last month to build the Chicago casino at the Tribune Publishing site in River West, is already something of a long shot to open its temporary facility at Medinah Temple by June 2023.

The Rhode Island-based casino company has yet to file an application for the Chicago casino with the Illinois Gaming Board. It took the most recent licensee — Hard Rock Casino Rockford — 16 months to get preliminary approval from the board and two years to open a temporary casino.