Ho-Chunk sees support for Illinois casino

The Ho-Chunk Nation’s proposed casino development in Illinois may be moving faster than it’s Beloit plan

The Village of Lynwood, Illinois approved a resolution this week supporting the tribe’s recently-announced plans for a casino-resort project in the south Chicago suburb.

Ho-Chunk officials say the tribe will submit its application to the Illinois Gaming Board for a license for the Lynwood project.

Phase one of the project would include construction of a temporary casino. Phase two would be construction of the permanent casino that would include slot machines, table games, a luxury hotel with more than 300 rooms and multiple restaurant and bar options. Phase three includes repurposing the temporary casino and adding 15,000 square-feet of space with a golf simulator, indoor climbing rock wall, racquetball and pickleball courts. Phase four focuses on landscaping, boutique outlet stores, and an outdoor seating area.