Both casino plans in the Stateline Area are still waiting on a final ruling as the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit casino plan remains with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ office and the City of Rockford’s Hard Rock casino project is still under review by the Illinois Gaming Board.
In Beloit, the Ho-Chunk plan remains on Evers’ desk, who is required to make a two-part ruling within one year of the plan receiving a favorable determination from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The bureau ruled in support of the project on April 16. Evers has the option of requesting an additional 180 days following the original 365-day timeline.
When contacted, a Ho-Chunk spokesperson acknowledged the plan was still under review by Evers’ office, but did not provide further details regarding the status of the project.
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