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Wisconsin tribe pushes for Illinois casino

Wisconsin tribe pushes for Illinois casino
Illinois casino proposals must reach the state regulator before November.

The Ho-Chunk Nation wants to develop a new Illinois casino in Lynwood, where the Mayor aims to bring in investment projects like this.

US.- Gambling is expanding in the US and specifically in Illinois, where casino proposals are flooding local cities. That’s exactly the case with Ho-Chunk Nation and its projected venue for Lynwood.

The company wants to develop a US$300 million venue on land it owns in town. Mayor Gene Williams already foresees further amenities such as a movie theater and water park.

Illinois casino proposals must reach the Illinois Gaming Board before the end of this month. That’s why the City Council will vote on the Ho-Chunk Nation project next week.

Illinois casino proposals flood the state

Hard Rock’s casino proposal has taken one step further in Rockford. The city council voted 11-1 to certify the proposal and sent it to the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB).

“I am so happy we can finish saying former clock tower site and just say the new Hard Rock Site,” Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara said. 

“We’re eager to turn that support into jobs, tax revenues for the City of Rockford. Obviously we want to get in and get started before some neighbouring states open some casinos,” says Hard Rock’s Chief Operating Officer Jon Lucas. 

“I just hope it’s the beginning of more businesses. Such that come to our city and look at Rockford as a place to do business,” Alderperson Chad Tuneberg added. “We’re excited that Hard Rock is going to be putting money throughout the city, not just on the east side, but also downtown and on the west side.”

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