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Paone’s Blackhawk Lanes, Inc. was originally built in 1959 by Lester & Evelyn Cassens and consisted of eight lanes (now lanes 13 through 20). The center was leased and operated by Wilfred “Coo” and Donna Glick. In 1961, the Cassens’s expanded the facility by adding twelve more lanes (1 - 12). And in August of 1981, Tony Paone purchased the center and has continued to improve and update the condition and quality of the facility with many renovations and improvements. In October 2005, T.J. Paone purchased the center and became the new owner. Thus keeping the center in the family and continuing the long standing tradition of making this one of the highest regarded centers in the area. Since this time, he has made continuous improvements and enhancements to the center. Installing one of the first installations of the Steltronic Vision scoring system in the world, with 42-inch LCD monitors, installed the cosmic bowling experience, new TVs, remodeled the pro shop, added party and banquet facilities, as well as many other improvements along the way. In 2015, Unreal Bowling was added and changed the view of entertainment bowling.

Paone's Blackhawk Lanes is a member of the following:
   BPAA (Bowling Proprietor's Association of America)
   Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

Paone's Blackhawk Lanes is also Certified USBC Bowling Center, Certified USBC Sport Bowling Center and Brunswick Pro Source Member.   

Paone’s Blackhawk Lanes, Inc. consists of a 20 lane bowling entertainment facility with a full-service pro shop, bar & restaurant.

Our community involvement is conducted through various organizations and is extensive. We believe in the Sauk Valley Area and supporting the youth and residents of the area. We support the D.A.R.E. program through our donations and offering each graduating child a certificate for a free game of bowling. Other area sponsorships of various programs and activities that are just too many to mention. Community support is one of the valued traditions that has continued since the inception of the business.