August 29, 2014
11:29 pm

South side Ottawa liquor sales ordinance proposed
Ottawa, Ill. -- Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach is asking for public comment on an ordinance to allow liquor licenses on the south side. He says only some kinds of liquor sales would be allowed. Those would be at packaged liquor stores, grocery stores, and restaurants that would serve alcoholic drinks.
     Eschbach says a 1941 ordinance put south side prohibition in place, so a new ordinance can take it away. No referendum is needed.
     Things were different for South Ottawa Township prohibition when it ended in the late 1990s. That was put in place by referendum decades before and required a referendum for removal.
     The Ottawa City Council’s ordinance is on file and could be voted on later this month.
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