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Video gaming authorized to expand in Homewood

More businesses will be allowed to have gambling machines in Homewood after the village board passed a new ordinance Tuesday. 

Any bars or restaurants that have been in the village for at least four years and already hold liquor licenses can now apply for video gaming machines.

Homewood has six businesses with video gaming machines. The new ordinance would allow for nine more.

Trustee Barbara Dawkins said she doesn’t gamble but voted for the measure to help local restaurants, citing the lack of revenue during the shutdown and increased expenses for . . .

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