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

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicagoans will be able to purchase alcoholic beverages 3 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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