On the Clarendon Hills Village Board agenda Monday night is a revote on an ordinance that would ban video gaming machines in village establishments.
The board at its Aug. 20 meeting voted down a ban with a 3-3 vote. Village President Tom Karaba and trustees Paul Flood and Steve Wallace voted against the ban; Paul Pedersen, Ed Reid and Mary Williams voted for it.
Absent that night was trustee Allan Alongi, who didn’t make any definitive statements about his position on the ban during initial discussion on Aug. 6.
Based on the request of multiple board members and new information regarding inquiries into the acquisition of video gaming machines by local establishments, Monday’s revote was put on the agenda, a memo in the agenda packet from village manager Randy Recklaus to the board reads.
The gaming-ban issue arose after the owner of Tracy's Tavern, Jack Tracy, began the process of acquiring several machines in accordance with state law.
Monday night's meeting begins at 7 p.m. See the full agenda here on the village's website.
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Editor's note: This article previously stated incorrectly that the board's Aug. 20 vote was a first-consideration vote. In fact, it was a final vote that counted, though the board took a revote was taken at the board's Sept. 17 meeting and went 4-2 in favor of a ban.