Voters to hold cards in video gambling debate
Majority of Coal City officials vote to prohibit gaming pending non-binding referendum
COAL CITY — Members of the Coal City village board during their meeting Monday night approved an ordinance to temporarily prohibit video gambling in village establishments.
In a 4-2 vote, the board approved an ordinance prohibiting video gambling in village establishments that were permitted under state law to have video gambling terminals, such as bars, restaurants and veterans and fraternal organizations with liquor licenses. The vote was made on the condition that the issue will be put before the public in a non-binding referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Trustees Dave Togliatti, Ross Bradley and Irv DeWald, along with Mayor Neal Nelson, voted for the ordinance, while Georgette Vota and Terry Halliday voted against it.
Trustee Justin Wren was not present.
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