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Bar owner never received notice

A local bar owner says he was never notified of a city hearing Monday to consider suspending his liquor license.


A local bar owner says he was never notified of a city hearing Monday to consider suspending his liquor license.

The Liquor Control Review Board mailed Bill Gilmore a notice explaining that the board was considering shutting down his bar, Bill’s Blues, 1029 Davis St., after it allegedly served alcohol to minors and failed to file liquor tax returns. Gilmore, however, says he never received the letter.

The board also called him Monday morning to remind him of the hearing, but he says he didn’t get the message until 1 p.m. because he had been sleeping after working late at the bar.

The Liquor Control Review Board rescheduled the suspension hearing to Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Gilmore says he does not know enough about the board’s accusations to comment on them yet but will attend the rescheduled hearing.

“Bill’s Blues is an asset to Evanston,” he says. “We present a lot of music and make a lot of people happy.”

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