Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ESL to eliminate 16.5 jobs

City officials said declining revenue from the Casino Queen will cause the city to lose about $300,000. Parks said the city was expecting to get $10.6 million dollars from Casino Queen for the year.

"We're down 15 percent of what we would've been getting in the first quarter. They're struggling financially with the state of the economy and the no smoking ban, and the competition it's getting from across the river (Missouri)."

Emotions ran high, with audience members crying, shouting out their anger and pleading with city officials to make cuts other places instead of the fire or police departments.