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Ho-Chunk increases presence as casino plan advances

Efforts by Ho-Chunk Nation officials to move the proposed casino project forward are picking up, with the tribe preparing to make a marketing and project visibility push in Beloit.

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9/30/2017

article Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino
(Washington D.C.) -- Four members of Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation. The tribe submitted...

9/26/2017

article Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- Four members of Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation. The tribe submitted an...

9/25/2017

article Representatives urging action on Beloit casino
(Washington D.C.) -- Get a move on with the Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit casino plan. That's the message from a group of Wisconsin congressional representatives to...

8/8/2017

article Ho-Chunk increases presence as casino plan advances
(Wisconsin) -- Efforts by Ho-Chunk Nation officials to move the proposed casino project forward are picking up, with the tribe preparing to make a marketing and project...

7/18/2017

article Beloit Ho-Chunk casino proposal gets a boost
(Wisconsin) -- Interests from the federal, state and local level to bring a Ho-Chunk Nation casino to Beloit are hailing progress on the plan following a meeting last...

3/16/2017

article Luther joins D.C. trip to meet with local legislators
(Wisconsin) -- As this year’s congressional session begins to review major policy reform packages, a group of Beloit and Janesville officials traveled to...

1/2/2017

article Casino interests start to deal again
(Wisconsin) -- Parties involved with the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit casino project are testing the waters to see if there’s support to move the plan ahead at...

12/22/2016

article OP/ED: An opening for a tribal casino?
(Wisconsin) -- THIS IS A NATURAL question people around Beloit might be asking: With the election of Donald Trump, a man with a deep history in the casino business, is...

12/21/2016

article Opinion: An opening for a tribal casino?
(Wisconsin) -- THIS IS A NATURAL question people around Beloit might be asking: With the election of Donald Trump, a man with a deep history in the casino business, is...

9/5/2015

article State looks to buy land for project
(Wisconsin) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is in negotiations with the City of Beloit as well as the Ho-Chunk Nation to purchase land on the site...

3/31/2015

article 3-year extension of casino pact settled
(Wisconsin) -- Casino plans in Beloit remain in place, with the City Council approving an extension of the intergovernmental agreement. The agreement, which is between...

3/26/2015

article County approves agreement with Ho-Chunk, city of Beloit
(Wisconsin) -- When is the casino coming to Beloit? Leaders of the Ho-Chunk Nation can't answer that question precisely, but they are confident the project will...

3/19/2015

article Beloit casino application moves to regional office
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit and Ho-Chunk Nation officials recently heard good news about the tribe's federal application to build an off-reservation casino in Beloit, City...

2/25/2015

article Ho-Chunk casino proposal up next for federal review
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters of a proposed Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit hope the proposal will move more quickly through federal review now that Gov. Scott Walker has decided...

1/27/2015

article Beloit may be next focus for off-reservation gaming proponents
(Wisconsin) -- Despite Governor Scott Walker said to a new off-reservation casino in Kenosha last Friday, a newspaper editorial issued on Tuesday suggests that the City...
article Ho-Chunk confident in Beloit casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer said he is glad Gov. Scott Walker made a ruling on the Menominee casino proposal for Kenosha, adding he was surprised by...

1/26/2015

article Beloit Pushes for New Casino
(Wisconsin) -- There's a renewed push to bring a casino to the Beloit area. Ho-Chunk Nation leaders want to establish an off-reservation casino in the city. This...
article Ho-Chunk confident in Beloit casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer said he is glad Gov. Scott Walker made a ruling on the Menominee casino proposal for Kenosha, adding he was surprised by...
article Ho-Chunk leaders hope Beloit casino approval is now on fast track
(Wisconsin) -- Leaders of the Ho-Chunk Nation believe Governor Walker's rejection of the Menominee casino project in Kenosha will reinvigorate their efforts to...
article Kenosha, no; up next, Beloit
(Wisconsin) -- ABOUT A WEEK AGO, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a report on two letters it had obtained. The letters were written to Gov. Scott Walker and were...

1/25/2015

article Gov. Walker’s “no” to Kenosha casino has supporters of Beloit casino hopeful it’ll get federal approval
(Wisconsin) -- Now that Governor Scott Walker has decided on the Kenosha casino, supporters of a proposed Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit hope it will move through federal...
article Ho-Chunk confident in Beloit casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer said he is glad Gov. Scott Walker made a ruling on the Menominee casino proposal for Kenosha, adding he was surprised by...
article New Hope for Beloit Casino
(Wisconsin) -- A rejected proposal for a casino in Kenosha gives supporters hope for one in Beloit. The application for the Ho-Chunk casino has been held up in a federal...
article Walker's kibosh on casino may put Beloit plans up in air
(Wisconsin) -- After Gov. Scott Walker on Friday rejected plans that were years in the making for a casino in Kenosha, a city official and an industry businessman are...

1/24/2015

article Beloit city manager hopes casino proposal will move forward
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters of a proposed Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit hope the proposal will move more quickly through federal review now that Gov. Scott Walker has decided...

12/26/2014

article Little movement seen on Ho-Chunk casino
(Wisconsin) -- More than two years after the first public comments on the proposed Ho-Chunk Nation casino project in Beloit there is still very little movement from the...

4/22/2014

article Council sets sites on casino grant
(Wisconsin) -- The City of Beloit and Ho-Chunk Nation are trying again to secure grant funding to help with street projects around the proposed tribal casino site.

1/22/2014

article Beloit council approves settlement with tribes
(Wisconsin) -- The Beloit casino project faces one fewer hurdle after the Beloit City Council approved a settlement with tribes Tuesday night over a land option lawsuit.

1/17/2014

article City cuts deal with Chippewa
(Wisconsin) -- The City of Beloit will pay $50,000 to the St. Croix Chippewa and Bad River tribes to settle a lawsuit over land next to the proposed Beloit casino...
article City, tribes reach settlement
(Wisconsin) -- The St. Croix and Bad River bands of the Chippewa Tribe have reached a settlement with the City of Beloit concerning a dispute over land in Beloit where...

12/11/2013

article OP/ED: ‘Build future, don’t bet on it’
(Wisconsin) -- The discussion of casino gambling has again heated up, as Gov. Walker considers the request to build more Indian casinos in Wisconsin. Clamoring for new...

10/29/2013

article Walker acknowledges compact for Ho-Chunk could obligate state
(Wisconsin) -- While the Menominee Tribe waits for Gov. Scott Walker’s decision on their proposed Kenosha casino, the Republican governor said Monday he doesn...

9/6/2013

article Ho-Chunk confident in Beloit
(Wisconsin) -- The leader of the Ho-Chunk Nation believes the Beloit casino proposal is stronger than a Kenosha plan because of the uniqueness of the Nation’s...

8/27/2013

article Beloit casino supporters optimistic despite uphill climb in Kenosha
(Wisconsin) -- Despite Gov. Scott Walker's “highly unrealistic” criteria to grant approval for a Kenosha casino, Ho-Chunk leaders say they are in a more...

8/26/2013

article EDITORIAL: Beloit casino plan is unique
(Wisconsin) -- HERE IN BELOIT, does news that a Kenosha off-reservation casino has won approval at the federal level bode good or bad for this community’s long-...

8/22/2013

article City expects to win lawsuit in land dispute by Chippewa
(Wisconsin) -- Two Chippewa tribes are claiming rights to land the city of Beloit agreed to sell to the Ho-Chunk Nation in relation to the proposed casino project.

8/21/2013

article Casino rumblings in Wisconsin
(Illinois) -- The plan for a Beloit casino could find itself in the same governor’s limbo as the one in Rockford if it continues to move forward, the Milwaukee...

7/1/2013

article Beloit, Ho-Chunk agree on casino street projects
(Wisconsin) -- City councilors approved an agreement between Beloit and the Ho-Chunk Nation on street projects related to the casino. The agreement is needed in order to...

6/21/2013

article City looking at options for casino road work
(Wisconsin) -- City officials are drawing up preliminary design options for offsite work related to the Ho-Chunk Nation casino project. Some street work will need to be...

6/4/2013

article Beloit casino backers watching Rockford
(Wisconsin) -- Backers of the Beloit casino project are keeping an eye on plans for a Rockford, Ill., casino, which hit another delay after two previous governor vetoes.
article Wisconsin Tribal Gaming Interests Closely Monitoring Casino Expansion Status in Neighboring Illinois
(Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin Indian tribe that operates a chain of six casino properties in the Badger State is reportedly keeping a very close eye on the progress...

5/17/2013

article City, tribe seek road grant
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation along with the City of Beloit are applying for a federal grant to help pay for street work involving the proposed casino project.

4/13/2013

article Speaker Vos backs vouchers for Beloit
(Wisconsin) -- State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says controversies experienced by Wisconsin the past couple years are the result of too many people being wedded to the...

3/1/2013

article Walker sets new rule for casinos
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s comments that all 11 Wisconsin tribes must agree before any new off-reservation casino is built shouldn’t have any effect...

2/19/2013

article Beloit OKs $1.87 million land deal for Ho-Chunk casino project
(Wisconsin) -- A deal that will enhance the proposed Beloit casino project and bring cash to city coffers was approved Monday by the Beloit City Council.

2/18/2013

article Beloit approves casino land sale / Ho-Chunk National wants to purchase 41.5 acres
(Wisconsin) -- The Beloit City Council voted Monday to approve a proposal to sell 41.5 acres of city property to the Ho-Chunk Nation for development of a casino.
article Beloit City Council Sells 41.5 Acres to Ho-Chunk Nation
(Wisconsin) -- The site for a proposed Indian casino in Beloit is twice the size of the original proposal after a new agreement is signed between the city of Beloit and...
article Beloit Council sells 41 acres to Ho-Chunk Nation
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit City Council members unanimously agreed to sell 41 acres to the Ho-Chunk Nation for the planned casino project.

2/16/2013

article Beloit Council to vote on land sale to Ho-Chunk
(Wisconsin) -- The Beloit City Council will decide Monday night whether to sell 41.5 acres of city property to the Ho-Chunk Nation at the site of the tribe’s...

12/14/2012

article Beloit casino review still in the cards
(Wisconsin) -- An environmental impact statement for the proposed Beloit casino is not expected to cause a delay in the casino's two-year application review by the...
article Proposed Beloit casino project edges forward
(Wisconsin) -- Only a handful of people attended a public hearing Thursday on a long-proposed Indian casino in Beloit. Scott Doig of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs...
article Small crowd attends public hearing on proposed Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- Only a handful of people attended a public hearing Thursday on a long-proposed Indian casino in Beloit. Scott Doig of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs...

12/13/2012

article Beloit Residents Chime In on Proposed Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit residents get a chance to weigh in on a proposed Indian casino and the environmental impact it would have on the community, though, not many from...
article New ads target proposed casino expansion
(Wisconsin) -- You may have seen a new television ad in recent weeks. It's a campaign targeting the expansion of off-reservation Indian gaming in the state.

12/12/2012

article Beloit casino review still in the cards
(Wisconsin) -- An environmental impact statement for the proposed Beloit casino is not expected to cause a delay in the casino's two-year application review by the...

12/5/2012

article Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino moves a step forward
(Wisconsin) -- The process will take years but the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is seeing movement on its off-reservation casino application. The tribe wants to build a...
article Race for a Casino in the Stateline
(Wisconsin) -- As the likelihood of a Ho-Chunk Nation Casino in Beloit becomes more and more likely, hopes for a Rockford casino are dwindling. Many in the Rockford area...

12/4/2012

article Race for a Casino in the Stateline
(Illinois) -- As the likelihood of a Ho-Chunk Nation Casino in Beloit becomes more and more likely, hopes for a Rockford casino are dwindling.

12/3/2012

article BELOIT - Hearing set regarding casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking public input on the environmental impact of the proposed Ho-Chunk Nation Casino in Beloit.

12/1/2012

article Hearing set regarding casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking public input on the environmental impact of the proposed Ho-Chunk Nation Casino in Beloit. A public hearing is set...
press release Enough Already: Ho-Chunk: Six casinos is not enough
(Wisconsin) -- One of the state’s largest tribal gaming operations run by the Ho-Chunk Nation is pushing to expand its current operations which already includes...

8/29/2012

article Wisconsin, Illinois continue casino feud
(Wisconsin) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Tuesday vetoed a bill for big gaming expansion in Illinois, but officials planning a tribal casino in Beloit say that decision...

8/28/2012

article Beloit Casino Still Needs Federal Approval
(Wisconsin) -- Efforts to bring a Native American operated casino to Beloit are in a holding pattern. The federal government still needs to give the green light to the...

5/29/2012

article Casino supporters push ahead
(Wisconsin) -- The developers behind casino proposals in Beloit and Rockford, Ill., both say they’ll move ahead with plans no matter who gets the green light first...

5/27/2012

article Beloit, Rockford casino supporters push ahead
(Wisconsin) -- The developers behind casino proposals in Beloit and Rockford, Ill., both say they’ll move ahead with plans no matter who gets the green light first.

4/8/2012

article Officials in Rockton, South Beloit cheer progress of Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- With efforts to bring a casino to Rockford tied up in the state Legislature, officials in at least two northern Winnebago County communities are pinning...

4/2/2012

article Professor: Evidence of Ho-Chunk Nation Settling in Beloit-Area
(Wisconsin) -- Plans for a Beloit Casino are making their way to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and supporters hope the city's historical ties to the Ho-Chunk Nation...

4/1/2012

article Professor says 1829 census shows Ho-Chunk ties to Beloit area
(Wisconsin) -- Ancestors of the Ho-Chunk Nation could have built some of the ancient Indian mounds that dot the Beloit College campus and nearby locations.

3/27/2012

article Ho-Chunk votes to approve agreement for casino
(Wisconsin) -- The proposed casino in Beloit cleared its final local hurdle Tuesday when members of the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature voted 6-5, with one member abstaining...

3/21/2012

article Casino deal OK’d by tribe
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Beloit and Rock County Tuesday, closing out an initial phase of...

3/20/2012

article Ho-Chunk give final OK to agreement
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature voted 6-5 today to ratify the intergovernmental agreement for the proposed Ho-Chunk casino project in Beloit, Beloit City...

3/12/2012

article Casino deal raises problem gambling concerns
(Wisconsin) -- During the same week the Beloit City Council and the Rock County Board of Supervisors advanced plans to develop a large-scale Ho-Chunk gaming facility in...

3/9/2012

article County OKs casino deal
(Wisconsin) -- The Rock County Board of Supervisors voiced strong support for a Beloit-based casino during its regular meeting Thursday night, voting 24-2 in favor of an...
article Rock County Board OKs casino agreement
(Wisconsin) -- The Rock County Board supervisors expressed its support for the jobs and other economic development a new casino in Beloit would bring to the area before...

3/8/2012

article Beloit Casino Gets Approval from Rock County
(Wisconsin) -- Plans for a beloit casino move forward tonight..after the plan gets its second approval from the Rock County Board.
article Gov. Quinn Blasts Beloit Casino
(Illinois) -- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn had a clear message for Beloit leaders when it comes to this casino competition. "Who would want to go to Beloit clap when...
article Rock County Board approves casino agreement
(Wisconsin) -- The Rock County Board voted 24-2 tonight to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Beloit and Ho-Chunk Nation for a casino in Beloit.

3/6/2012

article Beloit City Council OKs casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Beloit City Council voted Monday night to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the Ho-Chunk Nation and Rock County for a casino just off of...
article City OKs casino deal
(Wisconsin) -- Plans to build a large-scale, multi-million dollar Ho-Chunk Nation gaming facility in Beloit took an important step forward Monday, as members of the...
article County committee approves Beloit casino agreement
(Wisconsin) -- Concerns over the Ho-Chunk Nation putting local land into federal trust and gambling addiction were among issues citizens and county supervisors raised...
article Rock County Considers Beloit Casino Proposal
(Wisconsin) -- The City of Beloit has upped the ante for plans to bring a casino to the Stateline, but Ho-Chunk can't cash in just yet: tonight Rock County is...

3/5/2012

article Beloit City Council OKs casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Beloit City Council voted Monday night to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the Ho-Chunk Nation and Rock County for a casino just off of...
article Beloit goes all in with Ho-Chunk Nation
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit City Council Votes to end intergovernmental agreement with two Chippewa tribes, and votes to start a new one with Ho-Chunk Nation.
article Beloit moves forward with plans for Ho Chunk Nation Casino
(Wisconsin) -- After about 12 years, the Beloit Casino Project moves forward in a new direction. Beloit Council Members voted in favor of a intergovernmental agreement...

3/4/2012

article Beloit to vote on casino pact
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit and Rock County stand to gain millions of dollars annually through an agreement on the verge of approval for a new casino in Beloit.

3/3/2012

article Council scheduled to discuss casino IGA
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit City Council members are scheduled to discuss and possibly act on the intergovernmental agreement Monday related to the Ho-Chunk Nation’s...

2/15/2012

article Casino workers would work under tribal law
(Wisconsin) -- Workers at a proposed Beloit casino would not be covered by state employment protections because of the Ho-Chunk Nation's sovereign immunity. Instead...

2/14/2012

article Casino deal nearly ready for council
(Wisconsin) -- An intergovernmental agreement needed to advance the Ho-Chunk Nation's proposed casino development in Beloit could come before the Beloit City Council...

2/3/2012

article Ho-Chunk to build housing Head Start site
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is proposing to build housing for 14 families and a new Head Start building in the town of Delton.

2/2/2012

article Casino payments may total $7M
(Wisconsin) -- Putting an exact value on what the Ho-Chunk Nation's proposed gaming development could be worth to the City of Beloit and Rock County is difficult to do...
article Casinos hard to compare
(Wisconsin) -- The City of Beloit's pending agreement with the Ho-Chunk Nation to develop a modern, multi-million dollar gaming facility will be one of a kind, said City...

1/27/2012

article Rock County Board hears casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- Green construction, local jobs and a timeline were the top questions among Rock County Board members after hearing the first formal presentation on the...

1/26/2012

article County Officials Consider Beloit Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Officials are moving forward with plans for Beloit's first casino. The City of Beloit has been working for months with the Ho-Chunk nation to draft a...

1/22/2012

article Ads In Favor Of Beloit Casino Hit Airwaves
(Wisconsin) -- The battle over a proposed Beloit casino is heating up. The side in favor of building the casino hit the airwaves recently with TV ads trying to build...

1/20/2012

article Ads In Favor Of Beloit Casino Hit Airwaves
(Wisconsin) -- The battle over a Beloit casino is heating up. The side in favor of the casino hit the airwaves with TV ads trying to build support for the project. Ho-...

1/19/2012

article South Beloit officials weigh effect of casino in Beloit
(Wisconsin) -- Mayor Mike Duffy is sold on the potential benefits for the city of South Beloit if the Ho-Chunk Nation builds a casino and convention center just a few...

1/18/2012

article Citizens air viewpoints on casino project
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation's proposed casino development in Beloit drew a wide range of characterizations from residents who voiced their opinions during a...
article South Beloit sees benefits from casino complex
(Wisconsin) -- South Beloit would benefit tremendously if a tribal casino were to be built in Beloit, South Beloit Mayor Michael Duffy said Tuesday.

1/17/2012

article Beloit Casino Debate
(Wisconsin) -- The saga continues on whether or not Beloit residents want a casino. About 50 people showed up Tuesday night to face off with leaders of the Ho Chunk...
article Residents voice support, concerns on Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit residents expressed a mix of support for the jobs that a proposed casino could bring to the area, along with concerns about gambling during a...

1/16/2012

article Beloit residents urged to share opinions on casino deal at City Council meeting Tuesday
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit area residents wishing to express their views and opinions on the proposed Ho-Chunk casino development are being encouraged to attend Tuesday...

1/14/2012

article County casino vote not set yet
(Wisconsin) -- In order to the move the proposed Ho-Chunk casino project forward, an intergovernmental agreement must be approved by the City of Beloit, the Ho-Chunk...

1/13/2012

article Chippewa want to be part of casino talks
(Wisconsin) -- On Tuesday, the Ho-Chunk Nation presented its plans for a $150 million casino facility in Beloit to the public. Two days later, representatives from the...

1/11/2012

article Citizens react with support, some reservations to plans
(Wisconsin) -- Positively or negatively, Beloiters appear fired up over the prospect of the Ho-Chunk Nation building a casino here. About 200 area residents crammed into...
article Ho-Chunk details Beloit casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- Call it peanut butter and jelly or salt and pepper. The leader of the Ho-Chunk Nation used both Tuesday night to describe its relationship with the city...
article Ho-Chunk plans for casino with up to 2,000 employees
(Wisconsin) -- Up to 2,000 permanent jobs, 500 construction jobs, a swath of spin-off development and somewhere between $150 million to $200 million in overall...

1/10/2012

article Beloit casino plans move forward
(Wisconsin) -- With Illinois gambling expansion plans on hold, which includes a Rockford casino, there's some gambling action north of our border. In Beloit, a...
article Beloit Residents Get First Look At Proposed Casino Project
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit residents on Tuesday night got their first look at Ho-Chunk's proposal to being a casino to their community. Negotiations between the city and...

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