Naperville Approves Earlier Sunday Liquor Sales

Naperville Votes to Sell Beer Earlier on Sundays

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010  |  Updated 1:15 PM CDT
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Naperville's city council approved extending the sale of packaged liquor to 8 a.m. on Sundays. 

A vote of 8 to 1 overturned an old ordinance that prohibited the sale of packaged liquor before 12 p.m. on Sundays.

It's good news for Naperville NFL fans who will won't have to plan the beer run the night before or delay it until half-time. However its more likely they were driving out of their way for the purchase, as the Naperville Sun Reports:

When we went and researched through Jewel, we found that many of our residents were going outside the city to make purchases,” said Mayor and Liquor Commissioner A. George Pradel. “There are a lot of tax dollars going to other communities.”


The data provided by Jewel-Osco stores was compiled from shoppers swiping their Jewel Preferred Cards.

Council men are hoping the expansion will help keep more tax dollars with in the city.  For more information see the Naperville Sun.

Here are a list of a few cities with the times they begin selling alcohol on Sunday for all the NFL Fans looking to be home by kickoff...

City of Chicago - 11 a.m.
Oak Park - 9 a.m.
Wheaton - 12 p.m.
Woodridge - 6 a.m
Downers Grove - 9 a.m.
Elmhurst - 10 a.m.

For other local listings call your local grocery store, these times were provide by a quick call to local Dominick's in the respective areas.

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