Wisconsin tribes not worried about Illinois casino

Two Wisconsin tribes say they are moving forward with their casino plans regardless of a possible casino over the border in Illinois.

The Bad River and St. Croix bands of Chippewa are seeking federal approval to have 26 acres placed in trust in Beloit, Wisconsin. They are planning a major facility with 3,000 casino machines, a hotel, a conference center and other amenities.

In nearby Rockford, Illinois, the mayor says the Illinois Legislature should authorize a casino. He says it would discourage the tribes from proceeding with theirs.

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Beloit casino project moves ahead (The Rockford Register Star 5/21)