I believe they have seven 5 x 10 three cushion tables all heated. Chicago has quite a history of cue makers as well. Joe Gold, (Cognescenti Cues), Joel Hercek ( Hercek Cues ), John Davis rip made blanks forever. Tim Prince (Prince Cues) is another cue maker there.. Lets definitely not forget John Wright of Palatine. He may have been the catalyst for making collecting cues popular starting his cue selling business back in the 70's I believe.. Chicago and the suburbs have been very instrumental in pool for many many years...Atlas billiard supplies is there the list and history are quite amazing really. I am sure I have left lots out so my apologies to those and their input.. I should have mentioned these folks as well. George Fels and Freddy Bentivegna and before I forget, Brad Simpson who authored and worked to bring us all three editions of The Blue Book of Pool Cues! All three authors that made quite an impact on the pool scene in their time, RIP to both gentlemen! Yes, Chicago and the surrounding suburbs was and still is a great place for pool..
Great summary of CHI peeps who have/will leave their footprint on pool!
What i find curious is that a metroplex like CHI hasn't produced championship level players on the international or national scene.
i know ARTIE was a monster 1P player on his 5 X 10 table in Bensingers but don't know how he fared elsewhere.
Johny the Mexican was a force at 9B ( I saw him play on a bar table) and his rep was well deserved, however, i don't recall him doing much against top shelf competition.