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Ogle County board rejects video gaming ordinance

Ogle County officials voted last night not to have a video gaming ordinance for around 6 businesses in the unincorporated areas. The vote was 15-9 against the proposal.

9 communities in Ogle County allow businesses with liquor licenses to have video gambling machines. The list includes Rochelle and Oregon.

Ogle County Board Chairman Kim Gouker of Byron said that the board did not want to increase that number.

He also said that the county was not going to make a lot of money from the machines.

Ogle County would have received 5 percent of the profits the business would get from the machines.

Paul McMahon has been named the new Regional Superintendent of schools for Lee and Ogle Counties. He replaces Amy Jo Clemens who accepted a position with the State Board of Education.

The Baileyville Wind Farm project remains in the court system involving an appeal for the special use permit. The board also approved the credit card policy following feedback from the department heads.

Appointments last night included Dusti Adrian to the Byron Museum District and David Williams of Rochelle as Alternate 1 for the Zoning Board of Appeals.

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