Rockford One Step Closer to Getting Casino

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The Rockford City Council takes a big step in the effort to bring riverboat gambling to town.

During Monday night’s meeting the City Council gave a yes vote to a riverboat gambling resolution. Now, the future of a riverboat casino in Rockford lies in the hands of the Illinois General Assembly.

Should the senate and house approve, the final decision to extend a gaming license to the city will come from Gov. Blagojevich.

Despite the yes vote, debate still exists among city leaders regarding potential benefits and downfalls of a casino in Rockford.