When state senators put together a framework to end Illinois’ two-year budget stalemate, they turned to a familiar strategy to generate more income — gambling.
The lounge at Bertrand Lanes bowling alley was the first Waukegan business to get a license to install video slot machines.
Ask owner George Lawrence why he decided to offer gambling and he rubs his thumb and index finger together — the gesture for money. “It keeps the doors open,” said the 78-year-old Lawrence.
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