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City Council Amends Chicago Heights Liquor Code

Want to get rich in Chicago Heights? Liquor may not be quicker.

The 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.

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Winston Wolf August 10, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Thank you, mayor and council members! Chicago Heights is becoming a nicer place to live every day.
Michael Wright August 10, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Thank you, Mayor Gonzalez and City Council, for recognizing that our town doesn't need a tavern or liquor store on every corner, per se, especially where potential criminal activity can fester and become the focal point of our neighborhoods, when the focus needs to stay on building a better tax-base with industry, jobs, people, families, housing, etc. Solid, forthright thinking and management of our city will bring solid opportunities for good. People and businesses with negative intentions can move along and take their trash elsewhere, thankyouverymuch. If you don't want to be part of the solution to make Chicago Heights better, then Chicago Heights doesn't need your problems and good luck finding a decent community that will welcome you. Kudos to City Hall.

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