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Walker's Bluff casino resort breaks ground; 1,400 jobs tied to $147.2 million project

CARTERVILLE — A Southern Illinois project is now underway after a ground-breaking Wednesday afternoon at Walker’s Bluff.

Cynde and David Bunch, Dan Kehl and Gov. J.B. Pritzker led a ground-breaking event for Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort, located east and south of Legends restaurant, the wine cave and vineyard on the Walker’s Bluff property.

The celebration featured speakers, State Sen. Dale Fowler, Gov. Pritzker, Jerry Womick of Labor’s Local 773, Comptroller Susanna Mendoza, Cynde Bunch and Dan Kehl, who all spent time thanking others and expressing thankfulness for the jobs the project brings to Southern Illinois.


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