Pritzker says Rockford will beat Beloit in casino race

Pritzker says Rockford will beat Beloit in casino race


((ERIC)) ANOTHER COMPONENT IN THE SPENDING PLAN… IS A GAMING EXPANSION MEASURE… MAKING WAY FOR SIX CASINOS IN THE STATE. ((MIMI)) PRITZKER MADE A STOP IN ROCKFORD THIS MORNING… TO DISCUSS THE STATELINE’S BID. CAMERON JACOBS WAS THERE… AND CAMERON… THE GOVERNOR SAYS IT’S TIME FOR THE STATE TO BET ON ITSELF. ((CAMERON)) THAT’S RIGHT… BET ON US… THE RACE IS ON AS A CASINO GOES THROUGH THE FINAL STAGES IN BELOIT… THE GOVERNOR SAYS A CASINO IN ROCKFORD WILL KEEP LOCAL MONEY HERE IN THE STATELINE. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Illinois Governor “Here is the big one that you’ve all been waiting for we’ve authorized a casino license for the city of Rockford….cheering.” ON FRIDAY, GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER SIGNED THE GAMING BILL.. THREE DAYS LATER HE ANNOUNCED A CASINO WILL BE COMING TO ROCKFORD. THE BILL ALLOWS SIX NEW CASINOS ACROSS THE STATE AND EXPANDS GAMING AND SPORTS BETTING… BRINGING IN AN ESTIMATED 350-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. THE GOVERNOR SAYS THAT WILL TAKE SOME PRESSURE OFF LOCAL PROPERTY OWNERS. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Illinois Governor “This additional revenue helps ease some of the pressure on escalating property taxes.” MAYOR TOM MCNAMARA SAYS ROCKFORD ALONE COULD GET ANYWHERE FROM FOUR TO EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS.. THE CASINO WOULD ALSO CREATE SOME 600 CONSTRUCTION JOBS… AND OVER ONE-THOUSAND JOBS JUST AT THE CASINO. Tom McNamara, Rockford Mayor “This means jobs for families in our community this means revenue to the city so we can not burden people with property taxes this is a good deal.” ILLINOIS SENATOR DAVE SYVERSON SAYS HE HAS A SENSE OF RELIEF AFTER THE NEWS… HE’S BEEN WORKING ON BRINGING A CASINO TO THE STATELINE FOR YEARS.. AND BELIEVES THIS IS A BIG STEP IN STOPPING MONEY FLOW GOING TO OTHER STATES. Sen. Dave Syverson, Illinois Senator 35th district. “After all these years of trying to build coalitions trying to make the case in Springfield that we’re trying to keep jobs here in Illinois that we’re losing over a billion and half dollars a year from the people that are going to the five surrounding states that we needed to bring those jobs and those recreational dollars back home today is finally done.” Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Illinois Governor “Most importantly we’re going to do everything possible to help Rockford beat Beloit and attract casino gores from across the boarder.” ((CAMERON)) THERE IS NO WORD YET ON WHERE THE CASINO WILL GO… OR WHO WILL BUILD IT. THE MAYOR HAS SAID SEVERAL DEVELOPERS HAVE SHOWN INTEREST… BUT WON’T SAY WHO. ((ERIC)) ASIDE FROM A CASINO BID… ‘REBUILD ILLINOIS’ DEDICATES MONEY TO OTHER PROJECTS. THAT INCLUDES PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE FROM ROCKFORD TO

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