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Chicago OKs alcohol sales at 8 a.m. on Sundays

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  • A new Chicago ordinance permits beer, wine and hard liquor sales starting at 8 a.m. on Sundays at large grocery stores.

       A new Chicago ordinance permits beer, wine and hard liquor sales starting at 8 a.m. on Sundays at large grocery stores.
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Chicagoans will be able to purchase alcoholic beverages three hours earlier on Sunday.

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a measure that moves the current 11 a.m. time to buy beer, wine and hard liquor to 8 a.m. The ordinance applies to large grocery stores that are more than 10,000-square-feet and use no more than 25 percent of shelf space for alcohol sales.

Alderman Patrick O'Connor introduced the idea in January.

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