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Walker's Bluff winery hinges on a crucial vote this week by an Illinois House Committe

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CARTERVILLE--  Walker's Bluff is hoping to bring some big changes to the winery -- and to southern Illinois.
The owners want to build a casino as part of their proposed resort-expansion. But to do so Emily Burke of Walkers Bluff says, they need a green light on the gaming license from the Illinois House Executive Committee. 

Burke said, "This is in addition to two hotels indoor or outdoor water park— a concert venue which is substantial. We've already shown that Walkers Bluff can have amazing concerts with about 15-thousand people outdoors..But we would love to have a venue where it can be held inside."

Burke says the expansion is a $175 million privately funded project. Walker's Bluff is promising more jobs if they get the license. 

The House Executive Committee is expected to make a decision Friday on whether to approve the gaming license. 

Walker's Bluff is hopeful it will be approved and they can begin moving forward.

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