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Following Portillo’s request, trustees agree to create beer-only liquor license

Homewood trustees voted July 12 to direct village staff to create a beer-only liquor license after Portillo’s Hot Dogs restaurant requested a license to sell draft beer.

The popular chain, which opened its Homewood restaurant last September, serves beer and wine at 35 of its 39 locations nationwide.

Amy Zukowksi, Homewood’s deputy director of finance, presented the request to the board of trustees.

“We currently don’t have a beer-only class, but should the board decide to move forward, we would create a new class and bring it back . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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