Downtown Rockford has improved and flourished in the past 5-10 years. Rock River Casino West Group believes that a casino would attract even more people to the downtown area. Casinos can be a great tool for urban regeneration and redevelopment. A properly planned and executed casino can have a far greater and positive impact than […]
In the past, those in charge of planning the location of casinos have chosen to put them far from the traditional central businesses districts, or the downtown area. These planners and government officials have decided to locate the casinos far from the central business and entertainment areas of a town, finding casinos and other types […]
Rockford will finally get a casino. Locations are being proposed, including our plan for a downtown, urban casino at the Waterpower Entertainment District. There is still hesitation from some people to a downtown location, with many expressing their feelings that the downtown is a “dead zone”- but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
ROCKFORD (WREX) — 13 WREX got an inside look on Wednesday at construction of the new Embassy Suites Hotel in Rockford. According to workers, construction is going extremely well. “Pretty much everything is going according to plan and on schedule,” says Superintendent Nick Panzica. “It turned out to be a great site.”
By Andrew Carrigan, Assignment Editor Posted Jul 30, 2019 at 1:32PM View on wrex.com ROCKFORD (WREX) — A group of community advocates in Rockford have announced their proposal for the Rockford casino. The Rock River West group, a coalition of community advocates for an urban Rockford casino along with the Rockford Aquarium, announced their proposal for […]
Posted: Jul 30, 2019 / 02:55 PM CDT / Updated: Jul 30, 2019 / 05:19 PM CDT ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A group called the Rock River West Casino Group has announced plans for a casino and aquarium in downtown Rockford. According to the group, the proposed casino would be located adjacent to the anticipated train station and […]
By Courtney Sisk | Posted: Tue 8:16 PM, Jul 30, 2019 | Updated: Tue 10:51 PM, Jul 30, 2019 View on wifr.com ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) — The next question in the journey to build a casino in Rockford is determining where to put it. The Rock River West Casino Group is advocating for a downtown location.
By Jeff Kolkey, Staff writer Posted Jul 29, 2019 at 10:19 PM Updated Jul 29, 2019 at 10:19 PM View on rrstar.com ROCKFORD — Wisconsin-based Gorman & Company Inc. is in talks with several potential partners to submit a bid to develop a riverfront casino on 13 acres south of the downtown Embassy Suites Hotel and Rockford Conference Center that the company is developing.