casino http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois Senate Approves Gambling Expansion Measure http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-senate-approves-gambling-expansion-measure <p><strong><em>For the third time in two years, the Illinois Senate has approved a measure that would allow five new casinos, including one in Rockford.</em></strong></p><p></p><p>The difference this time is that Governor Pat Quinn might finally be willing to support the proposal.</p><p>The sponsor,Terry Link, D-Waukegan, says he's tried to meet the governor's demands, such as banning campaign donations by gambling license holders. Link also removed a provision that would have allowed online gambling.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 08:59:50 +0000 WNIJ 29233 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Senate Approves Gambling Expansion Measure Beloit Casino Plan Still in Play http://northernpublicradio.org/post/beloit-casino-plan-still-play <p>The <a href="http://www.ho-chunknation.com/" target="_blank">Ho-Chunk Nation</a> wants to build an off-reservation casino in Beloit. Ho-Chunk president Jon Greendeer says the application is under federal review, a process that could take another couple of years to complete. Greendeer says there's a lot that goes into it:</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:49:23 +0000 Mike Moen 24150 at http://northernpublicradio.org Beloit Casino Plan Still in Play