The following has arrived from McHenry County Board member John Hammerand, Chairman of the McHenry County Liquor and License Committee:
Public Hearing on Video Gambling in McHenry County
The McHenry County Board’s Liquor and License Committee has scheduled a public hearing to hear residents’ opinions on video gambling. The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the county Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock.
If McHenry County takes no action, gambling will become legal in bars in unincorporated McHenry County.
Do you object, or are you in favor?
Bring your comments to the County’s Public Hearing. Let your Legislators know how you feel.
John D Hammerand
McHenry County Liquor and License Committee
State law authorizes five slot machines in every bar, tavern and restaurant serving liquor unless local units of local government forbid it.
Thus far in McHenry County, the Lake in the Hills village board has voted unanimously to allow the slot machines.
The McHenry County Board has the authority to ban the slot machines in only the unincorporated areas of the county.
Another option would be for the county board to authorize an advisory referendum pm how citizens would like them to vote.
Fox River Grove county board member Bob Bless made that suggestion about two weeks ago.