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Officials in Rockton, South Beloit cheer progress of Beloit casino

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 hopes to a casino just across the Wisconsin border.

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5/18/2020

article State review of Beloit casino project appears stalled
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation’s $405 million Beloit casino project appears to have slowed down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Beloit City Manager Lori Curtis...

5/17/2020

article LETTER: Casino questions requiring answers from city officials
(Wisconsin) -- The Beloit Daily News recently called on Governor Evers to quickly approve the Ho-Chunk tribe’s request for a Beloit casino. At the same time the...

5/13/2020

article State review of Beloit casino project appears stalled due to COVID-19
(Wisconsin) -- The next step in the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit casino and entertainment complex project appears slowed due to COVID-19, according to Beloit City...

5/8/2020

article OP/ED: State Debate: Beloit Daily News wants Tony Evers to quit stalling and okay the Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Beloit Daily News calls on Gov. Tony Evers to approve the casino that the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has finally okayed for Beloit -- contingent...

5/4/2020

article OP/ED: Gov. Evers, approve the Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- The reaction here to federal authorities’ recommendation to approve the Ho-Chunk Nation’s casino complex plan for Beloit can be summed up in...

4/23/2020

article Federal letter to Evers on Beloit casino seeks his support, sets timeline
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Tony Evers is now on the clock regarding the Ho-Chunk Nation’s casino and entreatment project in Beloit, according to a letter sent by the...

4/22/2020

article Mixed reactions over Beloit casino progress
(Wisconsin) -- Plans for a Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit are moving forward after the Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the Ho-Chunk Nation's application. The project is...

4/20/2020

article Local legislator supports Beloit casino approval
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation’s plans to build a casino in Beloit meet with the approval of a local legislator. Amy Loudenbeck of Clinton expects the complex...
article OP/ED: No, Governor Evers, We Don’t Need Another Casino
(Wisconsin) -- You have to wonder. Does the Bureau of Indian Affairs know we are the midst of a national health crisis? While most of Wisconsin remains suspended in time...

4/18/2020

article Ho-Chunk Nation gets federal approval to build casino in Beloit, now needs Wisconsin governor's OK
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation received federal approval to build a casino in Beloit and now must get permission from Gov. Tony Evers. The City of Beloit announced...

4/17/2020

article Ho-Chunk Nation one step closer to casino in Beloit
(Wisconsin) -- After years of the Ho-Chunk Nation pursuing the possibility of constructing a casino in Beloit, a decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has been...
article Ho-Chunk receives approval for Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has gotten federal approval to open a casino and entertainment complex in Beloit. But it will still need Gov. Tony Evers'...
article Ho-Chunk receives approval for Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- Plans for the Ho-Chunk Nation’s $405 million casino in Beloit are heading to Gov. Tony Evers’ desk after federal officials signed off on the...

4/16/2020

article Beloit casino receives approval from Bureau of Indian Affairs
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit’s planned Ho-Chunk casino has been given the green light by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, sending the plan to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for...
article Ho-Chunk Beloit casino plan receives federal approval
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation’s casino and resort plan in Beloit took a major step forward Thursday, receiving federal approval and moving the project one...
article Ho-Chunk Nation gets federal approval to build casino in Beloit, now needs Wisconsin governor's OK
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation received federal approval to build a casino in Beloit and now must get permission from Gov. Tony Evers. The City of Beloit announced...

4/2/2020

article Optimistic update on proposed Wisconsin tribal casino
(Wisconsin) -- A representative for the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin has reportedly declared that the tribe can ‘see the finish line’ regarding federal...

9/30/2019

article Beloit updates on Ho-Chunk casino plan after Rockford's casino recommendation
(Wisconsin) -- The fight for a Beloit resort-casino lives on as Rockford city leaders get set to recommend certification of the Hard Rock International casino proposal....

9/24/2019

article Rockford and Beloit race to get casino projects approved
(Wisconsin) -- On Monday night, the public got to hear details of three proposed Rockford casino projects, but the Forest City isn’t the only stateline community...
article Rockford casino not cause of Beloit casino delays, officials say
(Wisconsin) -- A casino proposal in the city of Rockford, Illinois, is not the cause behind a delay in the Beloit casino proposal plan, according to Ho-Chunk Nation...

9/6/2019

article WhiteEagle: Odds favor success with proposed Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit
(Wisconsin) -- In the July 25, 2019, Op-Ed letter on dailyreporter.com, Edward Panelli, founder of Executive Business Services, expressed some concerns about a proposed...

8/3/2019

article Rockford, Beloit eye casino competition across stateline
(Illinois) -- Just months ago, odds were long against a casino ever coming here after decades of disappointment. But skillful political maneuvering, and the stroke of...

7/29/2019

article Ho-Chunk, City push back against claim of conflict
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation and City of Beloit are pushing back against a notion there's a conflict of interest in the tribe's application process for the...

7/25/2019

article OP-ED: Proposed Beloit casino missing impartial analysis
(Wisconsin) -- As a longtime senior manufacturing executive, I am a Beloit, Rock County, southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois region economic stakeholder with a...

7/2/2019

article Illinois governor vows to beat Beloit to a casino
(Illinois) -- To beat Beloit to a casino. That's the objective Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker laid out Monday following a news conference in Rockford celebrating state...
article Our View: The race is on for Rockford to beat Beloit
(Illinois) -- Go Rockford. Beat Beloit. That sounds like a cheer you would hear at a sporting event, but it was the underlying theme of Monday’s celebration of...
article Pritzker vows to 'beat Beloit' in race to build Rockford casino
(Illinois) -- Illinois. Gov. JB Pritzker says he's on a mission to help Rockford "beat Beloit" in a tight race to build a casino. Pritzker and Lt. Gov....
article Beloit, Ho-Chunk not worried about stateline casino border battle
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit and Ho-Chunk leaders say they’re not worried, after the governor of Illinois challenged Rockford this week to build a casino first. The two...

7/1/2019

article Pritzker vows to 'beat Beloit' in race to build Rockford casino
(Illinois) -- Illinois. Gov. JB Pritzker says he's on a mission to help Rockford "beat Beloit" in a tight race to build a casino. Pritzker and Lt. Gov....

6/28/2019

article How will plans for Rockford casino affect Ho-Chunk casino project in Beloit?
(Wisconsin) -- The state of Illinois is authorizing a license for a new casino in Rockford, calling into question how a long-anticipated casino project will fare in...

6/15/2019

article Road work linked to casino on city agenda
(Wisconsin) -- An agreement between the Ho-Chunk Nation and the City of Beloit for infrastructure improvements on Willowbrook and Colley roads near the proposed casino/...

6/10/2019

article OP/ED: Good planning for legalized pot
(Illinois) -- Along the border, Illinois marijuana decision will pose many issues. THIS MAY BE the question of the year once Illinois fully legalizes recreational...

6/4/2019

article Casino project draws mixed comments
(Wisconsin) -- As the Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit casino proposal moves forward, public comments issued to the Bureau of Indian Affairs show mixed reactions to the plan. A...

5/31/2019

article Casino environmental statement complete
(Wisconsin) -- The final environmental impact statement for the Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino-resort proposal has been completed, marking another key step in the...
article Gov. Evers to 'carefully review' Beloit casino deal as project gets closer to reality
(Wisconsin) -- Following what officials with the Ho-Chunk Nation are calling a "leap" forward in the process Friday, the Beloit casino and resort could finally...
article Ho-Chunk Nation makes major progress on off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is celebrating another milestone in its long-running quest for an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin. Notice of the final...
article New Ho-Chunk Casino in Beloit one step closer to approval
(Wisconsin) -- The proposed Ho-Chunk Casino in Beloit has hit a new milestone in its approval process. The City of Beloit said in a press release Friday that the Bureau...
article Officials: Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit could be up for approval this summer
(Wisconsin) -- In as little as a month or two, the Ho-Chunk Nation could see a major decision on its proposal for a casino in Beloit, according to documents released...
article Wisconsin, Illinois leaders weigh in with Beloit casino one step closer
(Wisconsin) -- The City of Beloit may get full approval to build a casino by the end of this summer. "Families are looking for entertainment destinations that...

5/20/2019

article Rockford Mayor pushes Illinois lawmakers to green-light a new casino in the city
(Illinois) -- Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara said lawmakers have to move quickly before the city’s chances to build a casino are “virtually eliminated” by...

5/18/2019

article Study says Beloit is the worst place to live in Wisconsin, leaders there say that's not true
(Wisconsin) -- The city of Beloit has been named as the worst city to live in in the state of Wisconsin, according to a study done by USA Today. The study referenced...

3/6/2019

article Some Residents Thrilled, Others Leery Of Proposed Beloit Casino
(Wisconsin) -- The casino debate is back in the public eye in southern Wisconsin. In 2013, the Menominee Tribe proposed a huge casino complex for Kenosha – but...

2/16/2019

article Our Views: Beloit won't be getting rich quick
(Wisconsin) -- Has the proliferation of casinos made gambling more acceptable, or has gambling’s growing acceptance brought more casinos?

2/11/2019

article Report: State approval for Ho-Chunk Casino project in Beloit may be years away
(Wisconsin) -- A new report says the Ho-Chunk Casino project in Beloit may not happen as quickly as once thought. The Beloit Daily News obtained a document from the...

1/26/2019

article In communities with casinos, law enforcement officials cite little criminal impact
(Wisconsin) -- Andrew Smith worried about the casino nestled outside Green Bay when he became the city’s police chief three years ago. Smith was returning to the...

1/15/2019

article Beloit group holds meeting in opposition of casino project
(Wisconsin) -- The City of Beloit is seeing opposition to the Ho-Chunk casino and resort development after a group of community members addressed concerns some are...

1/9/2019

article Citizens set meeting on casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- A citizen organized meeting regarding the Ho-Chunk Nation's casino-resort project will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Domenico's Italian...

12/21/2018

article City, tribe remain committed to full $405M development
(Wisconsin) -- Amid questions over the Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino-resort proposal, top officials say the city and tribe remain committed to the full $405...

12/19/2018

article Beloit residents gather for additional, informal public hearing on Ho-Chunk casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- Some Beloit residents didn’t feel satisfied with the public hearing held last week by the Bureau of Indian Affairs about the proposed Ho-Chunk...
article Citizens discuss opposition to casino
(Wisconsin) -- "You are literally walking into this at the 11th hour." That's how former Beloit City Manager Larry Arft framed residents' opposition to...

12/18/2018

article Residents voice concerns about Ho-Chunk Nation's proposed casino
(Wisconsin) -- It's "too late" for Beloit to hold another advisory referendum on the Ho-Chunk Nation's proposed casino and resort, Beloit's former...

12/17/2018

article Community meeting on Beloit casino plan set
(Wisconsin) -- A community meeting regarding the Beloit casino is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dominico's. Beloit resident and event organizer Bill Dorr said...

12/16/2018

article Ho-Chunk Nation sees support for off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation continues to enjoy local support for a proposed off-reservation casino in Wisconsin. Almost all of the speakers at a public hearing on...

12/13/2018

article OP/ED: Beloit casino’s progress should add urgency to Rockford casino prospects
(Illinois) -- Gamblers throughout the region will have a new casino to patronize in a little more than two years. After decades of conversation and debate, a $405...

12/12/2018

article Beloit residents show up mostly in favor of proposed Ho-Chunk casino
(Wisconsin) -- Public opinion for a proposed 139,700 square-foot casino in Beloit was largely positive on Tuesday, with nearly an hour of back-to-back comments in favor...
article Hearing completes key step in casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit casino-resort development took another step towards a final ruling following a public hearing hosted Tuesday night by the...
article Proposed Beloit casino earns support at public hearing
(Wisconsin) -- A spate of local leaders and residents expressed support for a proposed $405 million casino and resort in Beloit on Tuesday, calling the development a...
article Public weighs economic impact of proposed Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- The proposed plan for a Ho-Chunk Gaming Casino Resort in Beloit took a step forward Tuesday as the Bureau of Indian Affairs hosted a public hearing on the...
article Rockford leaders watch closely as Beloit casino continues to move forward
(Illinois) -- A roughly $400 million project to bring an Indian Ho-chunk casino to Beloit keeps moving forward toward becoming a reality. But at the same time, a...

12/11/2018

article Public, city leaders voice opinion on proposed Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Beloit Ho-Chunk Casino is one step closer to becoming a reality. Tonight was a chance for the public to voice their opinion on an environmental impact...

11/22/2018

article Ho-Chunk Nation prepares for public hearing on casino project
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is moving forward with plans for a $405 million off-reservation casino in Wisconsin. As part of the process, the Bureau of Indian...

11/19/2018

article Public hearing scheduled for Ho Chunk Wisconsin casino development
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has reported this week that it is moving forward with plans for its proposed $405m off-reservation casino in Wisconsin. As part of the...

11/18/2018

article Ho-Chunk Nation hopeful federal government will grant approval for Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- A Ho-Chunk Nation representative said last week the tribe is hopeful its proposed $405 million casino and resort in the city of Beloit will be approved by...

11/17/2018

article Impact statement edges Ho-Chunk casino a step closer to approval
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has moved a tentative step further to realising its ambitions to create a $405m casino and leisure development in the city of Beloit,...

11/14/2018

article Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit casino moving forward
(Wisconsin) -- After having submitted an application to the Department of the Interior in 2016 for review by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) this year, the Ho-Chunk...

11/12/2018

article Ho-Chunk Nation takes step forward with off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is finally seeing movement on a long-awaited off-reservation casino in Wisconsin. In a notice published in the Federal Register on...
article Ho-Chunk Tribal Casino Resort in Beloit Moves Forward, Wisconsin Governor-Elect Supports $405M Project
(Wisconsin) -- A tribal casino planned for Beloit, Wisconsin, by the Ho-Chunk Indians is closer to receiving full authorization from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
article Impact statement edges Ho-Chunk casino a step closer to approval
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has moved a tentative step further to realising its ambitions to create a $405m casino and leisure development in the city of Beloit,...

11/10/2018

article Beloit resort casino project moves forward with development plan
(Wisconsin) -- A $405 million resort casino plan in Beloit for Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit is moving forward. Ho-Chunk Nation announced the Bureau of Indian Affairs has...

11/9/2018

article Beloit Casino project moves toward final approval
(Wisconsin) -- The Beloit casino project that has been on the drawing board for years took a major step forward Friday after the Ho-Chunk Nation announced the Bureau of...
article Feds take next steps on Beloit casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit resort-casino plan is taking a step forward. The proposed development plan is set to be published in the federal registry...
article Plan for Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit moves forward
(Wisconsin) -- A proposed Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit inched closer to reality Friday when the project moved toward the federal government’s final approval process.
article Proposed Ho-Chunk Nation casino in Beloit moves forward on the federal level
(Wisconsin) -- The city of Beloit announced Friday that the proposed casino project is moving forward at the national level. City officials are "thrilled"...

10/17/2018

article Walker Won't Reveal Stand About Casino
(Wisconsin) -- With no imminent movement from the federal government on the Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit casino-resort plan, Gov. Scott Walker declined to tip his hand during...

8/25/2018

article Sweeny: It’s November or never for Rockford casino
(Illinois) -- If the Illinois House of Representatives doesn’t vote in the second week of November on a casino gambling bill, the chances of Rockford ever getting...

8/17/2018

article Federal meeting on Beloit casino plan delayed
(Wisconsin) -- An internal U.S. Department of the Interior meeting to evaluate the Ho-Chunk Nation casino-resort plan in Beloit has been postponed, according to Visit...

8/3/2018

article Proposed Beloit casino inches closer to reality
(Wisconsin) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs on Aug. 17 will review the Ho-Chunk Nation’s proposal to build a $405 million casino in Beloit, a move that comes...

8/1/2018

article Feds set casino meeting Aug. 17
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation plan to bring a casino and resort to Beloit has reached a critical phase, with the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian...

6/13/2018

article City of Beloit, Ho-Chunk discuss casino
(Wisconsin) -- Another meeting between the city of Beloit and the Ho-Chunk Nation moves the possibility of a casino closer to becoming reality. In a Wednesday morning...

5/18/2018

article Rockford casino proposal takes on urgency as Beloit plans move ahead
(Illinois) -- State Sen. Dave Syverson has been pushing for a Rockford casino for years. The Rockford Republican says casinos were started in Illinois to keep money from...

4/24/2018

article Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for movement on off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation remains optimistic of plans for an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin even though the Bureau of Indian Affairs hasn't taken...
article Tribe remains optimistic on casino
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Nation officials say they are shrugging off a slowdown in the tribe's Beloit casino/resort plan timeline while optimism for the project's...

4/23/2018

article Beloit and Rockford race for casinos in their cities
(Illinois) -- An empty patch of land just west of I-90 in Beloit could soon be home to a multi-million dollar casino project. "We're looking at a direct payment...

3/5/2018

article Ho-Chunk Nation to begin construction on casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk nation hopes to begin construction on a large casino and waterpark complex in the city of Beloit in 2020. The plans have been discussed in...

2/11/2018

article Candidate vows to approve Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- A decision is still far away but a candidate for governor in Wisconsin says he will approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation if he wins...

2/8/2018

article Evers: I'll sign Beloit casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino and resort plan has found a new supporter: State Superintendent Tony Evers, the leading Democratic candidate for...

12/29/2017

article Development, partnerships are seen for Beloit in 2018
(Wisconsin) -- Current Beloit City Council members hope to see increased economic development and continued community partnerships in 2018. Four council seats are open...

12/26/2017

article Beloit officials announce major casino project
(Wisconsin) -- A casino in Beloit took another step forward last week as the city and Ho-Chunk Nation representatives laid out a plan they say will have an enormous...

12/25/2017

article Proposed Wisconsin casino would ‘devastate’ Rockford says Illinois lawmaker
(Wisconsin) -- A casino proposed by the Ho-Chunk Nation and the city of Beloit, located in southern Wisconsin, would, according to an Illinois lawmaker, be economically...

12/24/2017

article Beloit casino ‘promising,’ but Illinois legislator says it would hurt Rockford
(Wisconsin) -- Prospects look good for a casino with an indoor water park to be built in Beloit, Wisconsin, in time for a 2021 opening, backers of the project said at a...

12/23/2017

article Illinois lawmaker opposes proposed $405.5M Wisconsin casino
(Wisconsin) -- An Illinois lawmaker says a casino proposed for southern Wisconsin would deal an economic blow to an adjacent Illinois town. The Rockford Register Star...
article Ho-Chunk Nation committed to off-reservation casino despite uncertainty in Trump era
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation remains committed to an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin despite uncertainty created by the Trump administration. Tribal leaders...

12/22/2017

article Tribal leaders confident about casino complex
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Nation leaders believe efforts to bring a casino and resort development to Beloit have found renewed support at the local and federal levels....

12/21/2017

article Beloit and Ho-Chunk Nation leaders unveil new casino expansion project
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit and Ho-Chunk Nation leaders have talked about a casino coming to the area for about a decade. Now that project is another step closer to becoming a...
article Beloit casino ‘promising,’ but Illinois legislator says it would hurt Rockford
(Wisconsin) -- Prospects look good for a casino with an indoor water park to be built in Beloit, Wisconsin, in time for a 2021 opening, backers of the project said at a...
article Ho-Chunk casino proposal in Beloit still has ways to go
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Nation leaders are optimistic the Trump administration will greenlight their proposed casino in Beloit, but the project still has plenty of...
article Ho-Chunk Nation adds indoor water park to plans for Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit wants to see a new Ho-Chunk casino up and running by 2021. At a news conference Thursday, the Ho-Chunk Nation announced it plans to build a 40,000-...
article New Year's optimism for Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- Interests involved with the Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino project are heading into the new year preparing for key milestones in the massive...

12/19/2017

article Ho-Chunk Nation committed to off-reservation casino despite uncertainty in Trump era
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation remains committed to an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin despite uncertainty created by the Trump administration. Tribal leaders...

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...

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