Resort at Walker's Bluff

Walker's Bluff Expansion
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Governor JB Pritzker continued his Rebuild Illinois tour with stops in Southern Illinois.

His first stop was at Walkers Bluff to celebrate the future expansion of a casino, hotel and conference center.

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A southern Illinois lawmaker says his district did very well in the state budget approved over the weekend.

Senator Dale Fowler of Harrisburg says the budget includes lump sum money for ports across the state, including his proposal for a facility at Cairo.

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Southern Illinois Senator Dale Fowler joined a bi-partisan group of lawmakers in Springfield to talk about a measure involving the Walker's Bluff Resort project.

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If the proposal for a resort at Walker's Bluff in southern Illinois is to move forward this legislative session, it will require a new strategy.

Both the gaming sub-committee meeting and House session opened and closed Friday without passing HB 5146 in order to meet the legislature's deadline for substantive bills.

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An important deadline is coming up next week for Walker's Bluff.

The facility is seeking a gaming license from the state for an on-site casino as part of its proposed resort-expansion, but the $175 million privately-funded project will not proceed without the license -which can't be granted until the required legislation is passed.