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A race to build a casino in Rockford A race to build a casino in Rockford

A race to build a casino in Rockford

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 the Bureau of Indian Affairs to build a casino there, the Beloit Daily News has reported. 

House Democrats ‘closing in’ on votes needed for tax overhaul House Democrats ‘closing in’ on votes needed for tax overhaul

House Democrats ‘closing in’ on votes needed for tax overhaul

With only two weeks remaining in the 2019 regular session, Democrats in the Illinois House say they are close to securing the 71 votes needed to pass one of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s top priorities, a constitutional amendment to replace the state’s “flat” income tax system with a multi-bracket “graduated” tax that would impose higher rates on higher levels of...
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