Chicago’s Mayor Proposes a 10 PM Liquor Sales Curfew


Mayor Lori Lightfoot is attempting to henceforth teach a wine sale curfew in Chicago that curtails retailers from offered ethanol after 10 p.m. The mayor set this offer before a City Council on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Chicago food marts and preference stores will have to quit offered ethanol during 10 p.m. underneath an unfixed restriction, comprised of an endless pestilence liberation beginning suggested by Mayor Lightfoot on Wednesday.

The claim will stop offered bottled and canned wine products within a hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. solely for Sunday, when sales resume during 8 a.m. The devise would trigger an finish to wine stores staying open into a diminutive hours of a morning, even yet sales would start several hours progressing on Sundays — a customary hours for wine sales on Sunday is 11 a.m.

LiquorCity officials started a generally neglected 9 p.m. ethanol curfew in Apr 2020, saying a movement was compulsory to stop people from congregating outward during a pandemic. The mayor backed a sequence in Oct since of a second sputter of a coronavirus.

Currently, Lightfoot is attempting to make a limitation permanent. She submitted this offer Wednesday during a City Council discussion as partial of a multiple of changes city gymnasium pronounced will support businesses to rebound behind from a pandemic.

The Mayor’s Office settled in a news conference:

This due dismissal of late-night wine sales will residence a reserve of a adults and distrurbance issues by restricting a night sale of alcoholic beverages.

Lightfoot instituted a curfew in Apr 2020, and a idea was meant to “protective” in a midst of a pandemic. Business owners that unsuccessful to reside by this order would be in risk of penalties, jail time, and losing their wine license.

At an Apr 8, 2020, news conference, Lightfoot explained:

Too many people have been entertainment in front of stores that trade alcohol, generally during night.

Lightfoot is advocating for a permanent limitation as Chicago reopens, Covid cases decline, and some-more adults get their vaccinations.

On Wednesday afternoon during a news briefing, a mayor settled she desires this change since people slow outward stores emanate “quality-of-life problems” for residents.

The idea is to find a change between retailers that sell finished alcoholic and a issues surrounding a tangible gratification of others. Late-night wine sell poses a good problem when people are indolence outward these establishments. These after-hour gatherings also furnish other problems such as bootleg dealings, says Lightfoot.

Lightfoot asked if there was any investigate that indicated those problems decreased behind a prior ethanol regulations. Rather, a city supervision perceived annals of bad performers.

Even yet a change has been requested, City Council capitulation would need to start to go into effect.

Written by Sharri Rogers
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware


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