The Mokena village board Monday amended their rules and regulations to authorize video gaming. The vote was 4-1.
A community that has long withstood the lure of sin tax dollars from gambling paid heed to an econonomic crunch and approved the ordiance, according to an Oct. 9 story in the Chicago Tribune. Village coffers are expected to grow about $50,000 a year.
Mayor Joseph Werner, the Chicago Tribune reported, said, "All of our deciions weighed whether there wa a value or a negative."
The discussion was initiated in August when representatives from the Mokena VFW approached the board with the idea of installing video gaming equipment.