The Chicago Heights City Council approved a 20 percent reduction of total liquor licenses within one year, according to a statement by Mayor David Gonzalez's office.
The Council voted unanimously Monday to amend the city's liquor code, which reduced that number of permitted Tavern and Packaged Liquor Licenses by four. Gonzalez pointed out that some of these taverns were associated with “hot spots” of thriving criminal activity.
"I'm proud of this administration, and all their support in reducing the number of liquor establishments," stated Gonzalez in the release.
"I believe the reduction in liquor licenses increases the integrity and safety of our city," Gonzalez said.