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A race to build a casino in Rockford

SPRINGFIELD – Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara said lawmakers have to move quickly before the city’s chances to build a casino are “virtually eliminated” by a northern rival. Just 15 minutes away in Beloit, Wisconsin, the Ho-Chunk Nation tribe awaits federal approval from...

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Small businesses opposed to increase in video gaming tax

Doug and Karen Kent run three establishments in Springfield — the Burger Bar, Always After Five and the Sunset Inn. All three places have an added attraction to the business itself — five video gaming machines to play if you are so inclined. “It’s been a tremendous...

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Illinois Sports Betting Bill Expected Next Week

Illinois’ sports betting bill could be ready next week, Rep. Mike Zalewski (D, Riverside) said. This comes as the legislative session ticks towards its conclusion May 31. Zalewski has been working on HB 3308 since February, and says that they have held several...

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Campton Hills residents vote to keep video gambling ban

CAMPTON HILLS – Campton Hills residents on Tuesday sent a message that they don't want video gambling in their community. As part of an advisory referendum in Tuesday's election, 648 residents said they were against allowing video gambling in the village, compared to...

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