Farmer City amends liquor license

FARMER CITY — Residents will soon be able to buy alcohol until 9 p.m. on Sundays at the three stores in town that sell packaged liquor.

Council members amended the liquor code this week to extend Sunday alcohol sales from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. effective May 3. The previous code allowed sales until 7 p.m.

The change in the Class B liquor license will affect Huck's, Casey's, and Farmer City Market. Hours for alcohol sales Monday through Saturday will remain 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. The extension on Sunday also applies to Class C liquor licenses.

Some confusion over what the Sunday hours were had some businesses in town selling alcohol past what the ordinance allowed, which prompted the council to readdress the liquor code issue.

In other business, members unanimously voted down a proposed ordinance that would have regulated the placement of signs throughout the city, including election, garage sale and not-for-profit organization's events.

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