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updated 10:04 PM UTC, Jan 27, 2020

"Casino Race" Pits Beloit Against Rockford

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Beloit city officials and Ho-Chunk leaders say they're still working toward a 400-million dollar casino and resort which would be the biggest economic development in the city's history.

Earlier this week, the Illinois governor went public with his intention to fast-track plans for a casino in Rockford, 18 miles away. Governor J-B Pritzker said he was going to do everything possible to help Rockford beat Beloit and get casino goers to come to Illinois. Beloit and Rockford have been talking about building a casino for decades, but both cities have made substantial progress recently.


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