Winnebago County Board supports casino along I-90


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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Winnebago County Board voted to support a casino along the I-90 corridor at Thursday night’s meeting.

The vote passed 13-5.

Machesney Park’s Village Board already voted to support a casino along I-90.

The decision is ultimately in the hands of the Illinois Gaming Board and the City of Rockford..

Proposals from casinos to build a location in Rockford are due by 2 p.m. on August 30th.

Hard Rock International has said it wants to build a casino at the site of the former Clock Tower Resort, which also has the support of the Rockford Park District.

Construction firm Gorman & Company wants to develop a riverfront casino and aquarium in downtown Rockford.


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