SPRINGFIELD (WREX)- A Rockford celebrity wants the state to want Rockford.
Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick joined Senators Steve Stadelman and Dave Syverson and labor leaders in Springfield Wednesday.
They want a casino to be part of the state’s sports betting bill. Nielsen says he’s been fighting to bring a casino for 15 to 20 years.
He says bringing jobs to the forest city would make him and the area proud.