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Bill banning private detention centers goes to governor Bill banning private detention centers goes to governor

Bill banning private detention centers goes to governor

A bill that would ban for-profit immigrant detention centers in Illinois is now on its way to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The Illinois Senate voted 34-to-14 on Thursday to pass House Bill 2020. It previously passed the House on April 10 by a vote of 85-to-26.

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. 

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