Twice the Crystal Lake City Council was approached by bar and restaurant owners requesting permission to have slot machines, which they call “video poker machines”, in their establishments.
The last time Suds R Us on Route 176 right before Route 31 was offered up as where people who wanted to gamble would go instead of to their places.
Or bars in Burton’s Bridge, which is in unincorporated McHenry County. (The County Board, after first denying permission, caved the second time around.)
October is said to the be the month the City Council will again be approached.