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Press Release 2

The Herald-News - Published by the The Herald-News

Will County to look at new rules for liquor, gambling

Published: Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 6:30 p.m. CST

The Will County Board may consider new rules for video gambling and liquor licenses.

The board's Republican Caucus has called a special meeting Saturday with both items on its agenda.

Will County Board Speaker James Moustis said this week at a meeting of the Executive Committee he would like to see a vote on whether the county should allow additional video gaming licenses and possible restrictions on new liquor licenses.

Those measures would only affect unincorporated areas of Will County, outside of city and village limits.

Moustis said the County Board should take a vote on whether it wants video gaming or not.

When video gaming was introduced, counties and municipalities had the ability to opt out, which meant they would not allow it. Will County never opted out, which allowed video gambling in unincorporated areas.

Moustis said he wants a vote on video gambling, which creates the possibility of the county putting a stop to any more such licenses being issued in unincorporated areas. The county could not take away video gambling licenses that already exist.

"I don't think it's a good thing," Moustis said of video gambling during the Executive Committee meeting. "I don't think it's good for Illinois. I don't think it's good for our county."

Moustis is trying to get both a liquor ordinance and a vote on video gambling on the March 19 County Board agenda.

Moustis said he would like to see any additional liquor licenses go to the County Board for approval. He also is interested in new rules limiting the numbers of liquor licenses that can be concentrated in one area.

The number of liquor licenses in unincorporated Will County is declining.

There are 55 liquor licenses now, compared to more than 80 that existed 10 years ago, said James Harvey, attorney for the county liquor commissioner. The numbers are going down because more unincorporated land has been absorbed into municipalities, Harvey said. In some cases, businesses with liquor licenses were annexed into municipalities.

Will County Executive Larry Walsh serves as the liquor commissioner.

 

 

 

 

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