Plan for 8 am Sunday liquor sales must wait

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A Chicago alderman has postponed a vote on a bill that would give grocery stores an early start on Sunday liquor sales.

Currently, stores can’t sell booze until 11 a.m. on Sunday. The idea is to give Saturday night drinkers a cooling-off period.

Alderman Pat O’Connor says, letting struggling grocers start selling alcohol at 8 a.m. would help them out.

Critics say, early access to liquor could mean more loitering in front of liquor stores  and more crime in neighborhoods.

O’Connor decided Wednesday to put off a City Council vote on his bill.

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  • Brian Millersmith

    —> Critics say, early access to liquor could mean more loitering in front of liquor stores and more crime in neighborhoods. <—

    Ah, yes. That's because a alcoholic going through withdrawals is SO MUCH MORE CALM AND PEACEFUL than one that has his/her booze…