DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Now that a unpopular Indiana alcohol law is gone, it could mean trouble for some people in Illinois.
March 4 was the first Sunday ever people in Indiana were allowed to buy carry-out alcohol. The Sunday before, it was impossible and illegal, unless Hoosiers did their shopping in Illinois.
The change could be why some Illinois’ businesses see fewer Sunday sales. Illinois’ liquor and grocery stores near the border have been getting a weekend boost for years from people crossing over to buy liquor.
Some stores say they’ve already noticed a slow down, but won’t know the full impact for awhile.