ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- In a Tuesday press conference, departing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pressured state lawmakers to more than double the tax consumers pay at the pump, calling for "an increase in the gas tax by 20-to-30 cents" per gallon.
After years of talks, a City of Beloit casino is finally close to becoming reality. Tuesday night, leaders of the city and the Ho-Chunk Nation met with the community to talk next steps. The advancement of the multi-million dollar project helps create a bit more sense of competition in Springfield. Rockford-area legislators hope residents see the battle for a Rockford casino isn't over yet.