The Illinois Gaming Board is seeking input on sports betting in the state, which was legalized this year.
It wants to use the comments to shape future regulations. Both the gambling industry and members of the public are encouraged to express their concerns. Former Winnebago County Board Member John Ekberg is part of the latter group. He suggested this course of action at a meeting of concerned citizens in Rockford last month.
“We need to connect with our legislators, our county board members, our city council members," he said. "I’m going to call my county board member and ask to be on the agenda for a little public comment section.”