Naperville Considers New Liquor Ordinance

Naperville City Council will decide on Tuesday whether to allow residents to buy alcohol before noon on Sundays

By Sandra Torres
|  Monday, Mar 14, 2011  |  Updated 11:45 AM CDT
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Naperville Considers New Liquor Ordinance

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An ordinance in Naperville currently prohibits anyone from buying liquor before noon on Sundays, but that could change very soon.

Members of the city council will consider passing an ordinance on Tuesday that will allow 35 businesses to sell packaged liquor starting at 8 a.m. on Sundays, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

For the past six months, the city has been testing a program allowing vendors to sell packaged liquor before the required time, and it has turned out to be successful, according to the Sun-Times.

The pilot was adopted after liquor merchants in the city complained about clients going to nearby communities to buy alcoholic beverages during those times.

Councilman Richard Furstenau was the only one out of eight members to vote against the passing of the new ordinance on March 1.

Furstenau says residents already have "plenty of time to buy liquor" on Sundays.
 

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