* April 14th…
Six McLean County restaurants and hotels are among more than 700 restaurants, bars and hotels in Illinois receiving a portion of a $14 million emergency grant. […]
Local recipients, which the state listed by legal name, include … Ralben Inc. (Cadillac Jack’s), Bloomington, $25,000
* September 9th…
A Bloomington bar was cited for multiple violations for noncompliance with COVID-19 restrictions over the holiday weekend and faces a Bloomington Liquor Commission hearing on Thursday. […]
“A single establishment continued operating in violation of state and local guidelines after multiple warnings from the McLean County Health Department and police,” officials said in the statement. “Cadillac Jacks, located at 1507 S. Main St. in Bloomington, was observed to be noncompliant with mandated IDPH Emergency Rules or Illinois bar safety guidelines on four separate occasions Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The establishment was issued multiple required noncompliance notices over the weekend and, on Sunday, an order to disperse crowds was issued in accordance with the IDPH emergency rules.”
* September 10th…
An attorney who has sued Gov. J.B. Pritzker over COVID-19 policies is now representing a Bloomington bar-restaurant cited for not enforcing mask rules.
Tom DeVore is working on the case of Cadillac Jacks, at 1507 S. Main St. in Bloomington. DeVore has been in several lawsuits against the Pritzker administration over its use of executive authority to respond to COVID-19. He also is representing Fox Run, a Springfield restaurant that filed a lawsuit against the city of Springfield over policies, with other cases are in Bond, Clinton, Richland and Edgar counties. […]
Cadillac Jacks was issued four noncompliance notices over the weekend, including an order to disperse crowds on Sunday. A special meeting of the Bloomington Liquor Commission to discuss possible fines and punishments was scheduled for Thursday afternoon, but Mayor Tari Renner, who also serves as the city’s liquor commissioner, said no action would be taken after calling the meeting to order. […]
“Mr. DeVore requested on behalf of the licensee, that we have a short continuance in order that he might look at the complaints and citations that have been filed, discuss it with his client, and advise him accordingly,” [assistant city attorney George Boyle] said.
* It’s not mentioned in the story, but Devore lost the first round of that Fox Run case while I was on break…
Fox Run Restaurant & Lounge, 1130 Legacy Pointe Drive, was dealt a setback earlier this week in its case against the city of Springfield.
Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow on Wednesday denied the restaurant’s request for a temporary restraining order seeking to halt the emergency declaration and all subsequent orders Mayor Jim Langfelder has signed under that authority.
So, maybe Bloomington shouldn’t be too afraid.