Rick Nielsen joins Rockford leaders for push to bring casino

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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.

This is just the latest push to bring a casino to Rockford.

 

James Stratton

James Stratton

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