Bottled Blonde Gives Up City Licenses, Permanently Closes River North Restaurant And BarAfter years of complaints from neighbors, and battles with City Hall over repeated code violations, Bottled Blonde restaurant and bar in River North has surrendered its business licenses and permanently closed.
As Taverns Teeter On The Brink Due To COVID-19, City Requires Many To Fork Over Money For New Liquor LicenseWhile the city prepares to open next week, some businesses, that are not on the list are crying foul. CBS2 investigator Dorothy Tucker talks to owners, who face thousands of dollars in city fees, even though their doors remain closed.
Closing Arguments Presented In Bottled Blonde Liquor License CaseAttorneys for the city — who want the Bottled Blonde's liquor license revoked — argued “all we have here” is bad behavior and that the business fudged the numbers to show most of their profits didn’t come from alcohol sales.
Bottled Blonde Faces Liquor License HearingResidents might be on the way to getting their wish of having the popular nightlife spot booted from the neighborhood,
Kenilworth No Longer Dry; Village Board OK's Liquor-License OrdinanceThere was a time when most of the North Shore was dry, no liquor sales. Kenilworth has been one of the last bastions -- until now.
Strip Club Next To Convent Has Its Liquor License Revoked: ReportClub Allure attorney and former investor Robert Itzkow says the ruling will be appealed to the state's Liquor Control Commission.
Transgender Artist Sues City Over Ban On Topless PerformancesA transgender woman has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city, challenging the Chicago ordinance prohibiting women from going topless in establishments that hold liquor licenses.
Wheeling Village Board Approves Liquor License For Funeral HomeA Wheeling funeral home might soon become the first in the state to serve alcohol at memorial services.
Neighbors Want "Very Rowdy Bar" To Give Up 4 A.M. Liquor LicenseSarie Keller's home is adjacent to the Bluelight, at 3251 N. Western Ave. She said, over the last several years, problems have escalated. The city has deemed the bar problematic, and has entered into a plan of operation with the bar, but Keller said the bar hasn't complied with any of the city's demands.
Tilted Kilt Plans New Location At Fox Valley MallThe restaurant and pub, known for its tartan miniskirt-clad waitstaff, is one of three liquor license applicants up for approval at and Aurora City Council Tuesday night.
City Council OKs Ban On Guns At Bars, Restaurants; End To City Gun RegistryThough aldermen acknowledged they expect the city will be sued for it, the City Council on Wednesday approved a measure to circumvent part of the state’s concealed carry law, and effectively ban guns at any business that serves liquor.
Aldermen Back New Limit On State's Concealed Carry LawAldermen voted Friday to circumvent a major provision of the state's concealed carry law, by voting to require all city businesses that serve liquor to ban guns on their premises.
Walmart Sues After Liquor License Denied For River North StoreWalmart is suing the city of Chicago over the denial of a liquor license for it’s Express store on Chicago Avenue in the River North neighborhood.
Alcohol Briefly Banned On Illinois Amtrak Trains Due To Lapsed LicenseAmtrak trains briefly went dry in Illinois on Wednesday.
Evanston Revokes Bar License After Underage Drinking IncidentsIn Evanston, the mayor is expected to make a ruling Tuesday on whether to revoke the liquor license from a popular nightclub which has become well-known among teenagers.