The Philadelphia City Council heard testimony Friday on a proposed plan for a city-owned casino. Testifying, along with the resolution’s sponsors and various city officials, were representatives from Penn National Gaming Inc., one of six applicants for the city’s second casino license. The company has proposed a plan to give two-thirds of its revenue to the city to “help support the cash-strapped school district and underfunded municipal pension fund.”
ABC Channel 6 reports that police searched a West Philly home on Friday in the continued pursuit for the abductors of a 5 year old from her school last month.
The city of Philadelphia has the most outdoor statues of any metropolis in the world. CBS Philly has a listing of some of its lesser-known monuments.