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Poarch Band of Creek Indians seeks commercial casino in Illinois

Poarch Band of Creek Indians seeks commercial casino in Illinois (October 3, 2019)

At least three tribal nations are pursuing casinos in Illinois.

Forest County Potawatomi Community applies for commercial casino license

Forest County Potawatomi Community applies for commercial casino license (August 5, 2019)

The Forest County Potawatomi Community is seeking to expand its gaming enterprise with a commercial casino project.

Ho-Chunk Nation ready to move forward with off-reservation casino

Ho-Chunk Nation ready to move forward with off-reservation casino (March 18, 2019)

'We're patient and persistent so whenever the approval process wraps up, we will be ready.'

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe updates gaming agreement

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe updates gaming agreement (November 27, 2018)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe is once again trying to protect its gaming facility in a lucrative urban market.

Forest County Potawatomi Community celebrates hotel milestone

Forest County Potawatomi Community celebrates hotel milestone (August 16, 2018)

The Forest County Potawatomi Community is on track to complete an $80 million casino expansion project.

Forest County Potawatomi Community starts work on $80 million hotel at casino

Forest County Potawatomi Community starts work on $80 million hotel at casino (December 18, 2017)

The Forest County Potawatomi Community broke ground on an second hotel tower at its casino in Wisconsin.

Forest County Potawatomi Community names chief executive officer for casino

Forest County Potawatomi Community names chief executive officer for casino (September 20, 2017)

The Forest County Potawatomi Community announced Rodney Ferguson as the chief operating officer and general manager of its casino in Wisconsin

Forest County Potawatomi Community sees slight boost in gaming revenues

Forest County Potawatomi Community sees slight boost in gaming revenues (September 7, 2017)

The Forest County Potawatomi Community is seeing an increase in gaming revenues as it undertakes another expansion of its casino in Wisconsin.

Patron upset over removal from Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino

Patron upset over removal from Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino (June 13, 2016)

The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, said it is reviewing its dress code policy in light of negative press.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (June 9, 2016)

Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe announces another hiring change at casino

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe announces another hiring change at casino (April 28, 2016)

The hiring of Rodney Ferguson as chief operating officer comes less than a week after the longtime general manager left the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

Suspect in Forest County Potawatomi casino shooting found dead

Suspect in Forest County Potawatomi casino shooting found dead (April 25, 2016)

Terrill J. Thomas, 38, had been accused of firing a gun and stealing $4,825 in gaming chips at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe names new manager for casino

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe names new manager for casino (April 22, 2016)

Hartford Shegonee, the vice chairman and a former chairman of the tribe, will be in charge of the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Man charged for shooting at Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino

Man charged for shooting at Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino (April 21, 2016)

The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino closed for a few hours last Friday when a patron fired a gun in a high-stakes area of the facility.

Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case

Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case (April 19, 2016)

The Menominee Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi Community continue to battle over a controversial off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe reopens casino after early morning shooting

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe reopens casino after early morning shooting (April 15, 2016)

A 38-year-old man is in custody after allegedly opening fire on the floor of the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Forest County Potawatomi Community marks 25th casino birthday

Forest County Potawatomi Community marks 25th casino birthday (March 9, 2016)

The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino was the first facility to be approved under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Wisconsin governor paid $2.2M to law firm for tribal casino work

Wisconsin governor paid $2.2M to law firm for tribal casino work (August 20, 2015)

Gov. Scott Walker (R), now a 2016 presidential candidate, hired an out-of-state firm because he said he needed help making a decision on the Menominee Nation's off-reservation casino bid.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sees growth in casino revenue

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sees growth in casino revenue (August 18, 2015)

The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, took in at least $360 million in the last fiscal year.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe buys properties next to casino

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe buys properties next to casino (May 21, 2015)

The tribe will start a planning process but won't use the land for gaming. A land-into-trust application won't be filed either.

BIA rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming compact

BIA rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming compact (March 30, 2015)

Even if Gov. Scott Walker (R) had approved the controversial casino in Kenosha, the agreement would have been rejected by the federal government.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sends gaming money to state

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sends gaming money to state (March 11, 2015)

The money was being withheld in a dispute over a rival off-reservation casino.

Menominee Nation makes last push for off-reservation casino

Menominee Nation makes last push for off-reservation casino (February 19, 2015)

More than 400 supporters stood by at the State Capitol as Chairman Gary Besaw was turned away from the office of Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Menominee Nation sought to bar rival off-reservation casino

Menominee Nation sought to bar rival off-reservation casino (February 17, 2015)

An offer to fund a new stadium was linked to the Ho-Chunk Nation's casino in Beloit.

Governor won't rethink Menominee Nation off-reservation casino

Governor won't rethink Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (January 29, 2015)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers asked Gov. Scott Walker (R) to give the project a second chance.

Governor rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming plan

Governor rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming plan (January 23, 2015)

The Menominees blamed a rival tribe and the governor's presidential aspirations for the negative decision.

Turtle Talk: Gaming compact cases are extremely difficult to win

Turtle Talk: Gaming compact cases are extremely difficult to win (January 23, 2015)

The decision to disapprove the compact strikes me as consistent with its approach in recent years to limit the scope of these types of agreements.

Menominee Nation expects fast action from BIA on new compact

Menominee Nation expects fast action from BIA on new compact (January 22, 2015)

An answer could come before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) makes a decision on the off-reservation casino in Kenosha.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sues BIA over rejected compact

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sues BIA over rejected compact (January 22, 2015)

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Menominee Nation signs new compact for off-reservation casino

Menominee Nation signs new compact for off-reservation casino (January 21, 2015)

The tribe says it will share $1 billion with the state over 25 years.

Menominee Nation still negotiating off-reservation casino deal

Menominee Nation still negotiating off-reservation casino deal (January 20, 2015)

A new Class III compact could be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs this week.

Menominee Nation seeks meeting for off-reservation casino

Menominee Nation seeks meeting for off-reservation casino (January 14, 2015)

Gov. Scott Walker (R) has indicated he will wait until February 19 to announce a decision.

Editorial: Reject off-reservation casino for Menominee Nation

Editorial: Reject off-reservation casino for Menominee Nation (January 9, 2015)

Our state’s gambling market is already saturated, according to university research.

BIA ruling on Forest County Potawatomi Tribe compact expected

BIA ruling on Forest County Potawatomi Tribe compact expected (January 7, 2015)

The decision will help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) determine whether to approve an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation.

Decision looms on Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming bid

Decision looms on Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming bid (January 6, 2015)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) faces a February 19 deadline to make a decision.

Menominee Nation off-reservation casino supporters hold rally

Menominee Nation off-reservation casino supporters hold rally (December 19, 2014)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has until February 19, 2015, to make a decision.

Rally in support of Menominee Nation off-reservation casino bid

Rally in support of Menominee Nation off-reservation casino bid (December 15, 2014)

The rally takes place on Wednesday at the site of the proposed $800 million casino.

Editorial: Say yes to Menominee Nation off-reservation casino

Editorial: Say yes to Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (December 8, 2014)

Newspaper urges Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to make a decision.

Opinion: Time to reject Menominee Nation off-reservation casino

Opinion: Time to reject Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (December 5, 2014)

What's taking Gov. Scott Walker (R) so long to make a decision?

Amended Forest County Potawatomi Tribe compact sent to BIA

Amended Forest County Potawatomi Tribe compact sent to BIA (December 4, 2014)

An answer is due in January 2015, a month before Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to announce a decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe wins concession in casino fight

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe wins concession in casino fight (December 3, 2014)

The state will compensate the tribe for any losses that occur as a result of a new off-reservation casino.

Tribes at odds for Menominee Nation off-reservation casino

Tribes at odds for Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (November 12, 2014)

The Forest County Potawatomi Community fears a loss of jobs and revenues if a rival casino opens only 40 miles away.

No decision soon on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino

No decision soon on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (November 7, 2014)

Gov. Scott Walker (R) indicates he will wait until February 2015 to announce a decision.

Lawmaker bets on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino

Lawmaker bets on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (November 6, 2014)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has until February 2015 to make a decision.

Governor to decide on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino

Governor to decide on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (November 5, 2014)

Gov. Scott Walker (R) until February 2015 to make a decision though there is no reason he can't take action sooner now that his future in Wisconsin in secure.

Candidates discuss Menominee Nation off-reservation casino

Candidates discuss Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (October 20, 2014)

Democrat Mary Burke criticized Gov. Scott Walker (R) for failing to make a decision as he blamed his predecessor for his inaction.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sued for casino patron's death

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sued for casino patron's death (September 25, 2014)

The wrongful death lawsuit accuses casino staff of failing to help a patron who suffered a heart attack in September 2011.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe questions rival casino partner

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe questions rival casino partner (September 24, 2014)

The Potawatomis are raising questions about the Seminole Tribe's involvement in the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe won't share casino revenue

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe won't share casino revenue (September 22, 2014)

The tribe is concerned Gov. Scott Walker (R) might approve an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe and state in compact arbitration

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe and state in compact arbitration (September 11, 2014)

The tribe has suspended revenue sharing payments out of concern Walker will approve an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation.