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Chicago businessman, Blue Chip founder, killed in accident

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Kevin Flynn (Emerald Venture, Inc. Photo) Kevin Flynn (Emerald Venture, Inc. Photo)

A Chicago businessman, who's career included founding Blue Chip Casino, was killed in an accident Monday.

Crain's Chicago Business reports 46-year-old Kevin Flynn died after he was hit and killed by a car whiled riding his bike in Chikaming Township in Berrien County.

Kevin Flynn was chairman and CEO of Emerald Venture, a private investment holding and financial advisory company. His biography says he founded Blue Chip Casino in 1996 and served as Chairman and CEO until 1999 when it was sold to Boyd Gaming Corporation. Flynn also helped form and served on the board of LKQ Corporation, an aftermarket vehicle collision replacement products company. LKQ has a pick-your-parts facility in South Bend.

"We are shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden death of our colleague," Robert L. Wagman, President and Chief Executive Officer of LKQ said in a statement. "Kevin was a valued member of the Board of Directors and he will be sorely missed."

Flynn's funeral is scheduled for Friday at St. Clement Church in Chicago.

 

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