Diane Evertsen Stops Passage of Video Gambling…for Now

The McHenry County Liquor and License Committee met Monday morning with an audience of liquor license holders pretty much filling the room. According to Committee chairman Ken Koehler, there were 15 people testifying in favor of a vote on a … Continue reading

Slot Machines on County Board Committee Agenda Monday at 10

Monday morning video poker (or slot machines, if one wants to be accurate) returns to the Liquor & License Committee again. Opponent John Hammerand isn’t Chairman any more. Now, proponent Ken Koehler has the gavel. The other members are VC … Continue reading

Hammarand Issues Gambling Expansion Hearing Invitation

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 … Continue reading

Libertarian Opposition to Ban on Slot Machines Surfaces

The following email popped into my inbox last night about how Libertarians favor allowing the slot machines that the Illinois General Assembly (including State Senator Pam Althoff, plus State Reps. Mike Tryon and Mark Beaubien) voted for and Governor Pat … Continue reading