CHICAGO -- A special gaming commission appointed by Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago unanimously recommended yesterday that the city and state of Illinois pursue casino gambling as a way to attract jobs and new tax revenues.

"We care deeply about Chicago and we cannot ignore a project that, according to the best independent estimate we have, will provide over 36,000 new jobs and over $500 million in annual tax revenues," said Nicholas Bua, the commission's chairman.

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