Did you know..... that Uptown residents have until December 5th to call or mail feedback to the City about the proposed liquor license for the 7-11 at 1138 West Wilson Avenue?
A reader writes: "Shortly after Thanksgiving, I and some neighbors who live nearby got postcard notices from the Department of Business Affairs and Licensing (postmarked November 23rd for an application filed on November 5th - can't imagine why it takes 18 days to get out some computer generated postcards!) saying that we have 30 days for public comment on the liquor license application.
Whether neighbors are for or against, I think everyone agrees that they should be required to take extra security measures like a security camera and/or a security guard for nighttime hours. With a front-row view of the block, there's never been a shortage of alcohol-related problems in the (now fenced) Truman courtyard or at the bus stop across from the new store. Some letters asking the City to require 7-11 take extra steps to help prevent more of those problems would be great.
Per the postcard notice from the City, comments should be mailed to:
Department of Business Affairs & Licensing
Local Liquor Control Commission
121 North LaSalle, Room 805
Chicago, Illinois 60602
I also called to share my request that more security be required before 7-11 gets a liquor license, but the operator said only letters would be considered (how 1998). But the phone number for Miss Eisenhauer's office was 312-744-6249."