The Illinois Gaming Board says that people playing the video slots lost more than $5 million in Rockford, more than any other city in Illinois. Loves Park ranked third with people losing more than $3 million. It shows that there might be interest in a casino, but makes lawmakers concerned about lost sales tax revenue.
Sen. Kirk Dillard introduced his running mate Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) at Chicago Rockford Int'l Airport and Dan Rutherford unveiled attorney John Kim (R-Northbrook) as his running mate. The announcements kick election season into high gear.