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September 23, 2014, 1:21 am
970 WMAY News

Council to Debate Liqour Sales and Pedestrian Bridge

So-called "40's" in a cooler at local convenience store

Springfield aldermen will consider a proposal to restrict sales of 40-ounce bottles of alcohol and other “single serve” liquor packaging. 


The proposal would only allow such containers to be sold at package liquor stores, not at convenience stores or gas stations. 


Alderman Kris Theilen says many people who go into a convenience store to buy “a 40” will wind up consuming it on the street and just throwing the bottle on the ground or in someone’s yard. 


The pedestrian walkway has been closed for because of safety issues

Meanwhile, aldermen will also vote next week on a proposal to begin the process of repairing and re-opening the pedestrian bridge between the two Municipal Center buildings using grant funds specifically for refurbishing gateways to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and other historic sites in Springfield.




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