SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Cheap Trick's lead guitarist offers support as Illinois lawmakers push for a Rockford casino.
Courtesy: State Rep. Maurice West (Facebook)
Rick Nielsen, raised in the Rockford area, was introduced on the House floor by State Rep. Maurice West (D-Rockford).
In previous weeks, Rockford mayor Tom McNamara and Rockford Chamber of Commerce president Einar Forsman testified during a House hearing about casino expansion in northern Illinois.
The two also reached out to Chicago mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot and created an advertisement in hopes for support.