Friday is the City of Rockford’s deadline for accepting proposals to build a casino.
The casino license is one of six approved by the state’s gambling expansion. Hard Rock International and Gorman and Company have both expressed interest, but Mayor Tom McNamara says it ultimately comes down to what is submitted.
“They’re due at the city at 2 o’clock," he said. "We’re eagerly anticipating casino applications to be delivered.”
Over the course of September, the City will ask follow up questions, recommend proposals to the Council, and hold a public hearing. The City of Rockford has until the end of October to submit proposals to the Illinois gaming board. It can send as many as it wants, but only one operator will ultimately receive the casino license.