ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- It's deadline day for Rockford casino proposals.
The city of Rockford will consider all casino proposals submitted Friday by 2 p.m. The original deadline was extended two weeks.
At least two organizations have announced their intentions to submit casino proposals.
Hard Rock International announced preliminary plans for a casino in July. It would be located at the site of the former Clock Tower Resort on East State Street near I-90.
Hard Rock has also opened an information office downtown in its push for a casino.
Gorman and Co. has also announced its intention to submit a proposal for a downtown casino.
This proposed casino would be located near Amerock Embassy Suites Hotel on the South Main corridor.
In September, the city will evaluate proposals and send follow-up questions to proposers.
The city has released the following timetables in the casino evaluation process:
September 16: Evaluation team submits recommendations to City Council
Sept. 23: Public Hearing
By Sept. 30: City Council certifies proposers
Before Oct. 25: Applications filed with Illinois Gaming Board