Illinois Gambling Expansion: Rockford Calls For Public Hearing On Casino Proposals

Illinois Gambling Expansion: Rockford Calls For Public Hearing On Casino Proposals

The city of Rockford has called for a public hearing on casino proposals received. Rockford city council earlier confirmed that it received proposals from three prospective developers.

The public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

According to the existing gambling regulations, the city should have a public hearing and certify proposals based on factors including:

– that the Applicant has negotiated with the City in good faith
– that the Applicant and the City have mutually agreed on the permanent location of the casino
– that the Applicant and the City have mutually agreed on the temporary location of the casino
– that the Applicant and the City have mutually agreed on the percentage of revenues that will be shared with the City
– that the Applicant and the City have mutually agreed on any zoning, licensing, public health, or other issues that are within the jurisdiction of the municipality or county
– that the City Council has passed a resolution or ordinance in support of the casino

During the public hearing, each prospective developer will have 45 minutes to deliver its presentations.

Earlier Gov. J.B Pritzker signed a massive gambling expansion bill which allows for six casinos at different locations in the state.

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