Tuesday, September 12, 2017

EDITORIAL >> Election rally today

The Jacksonville and Sherwood chambers of commerce today are kicking off an initiative to win public support for a Nov. 14 election to allow liquor sales at restaurants in Gray Township, which banned alcohol more than 50 years ago.

Jacksonville and Sherwood coordinated efforts to set the election since the defunct township is part of both cities, and now both communities are asking residents in the Gray Township “to Vote for Progress Now.”

Proponents say the initiative will spur economic growth by creating jobs and improve the quality of life by giving residents more dining options.

The cities also hope expanding liquor sales will boost their coffers by generating a new sales-tax revenue stream.

To learn more, visit the Nixon Library in Jacksonville at 11 a.m. today and then at noon at Oak Dale Road and Hwy. 107 near McDonald’s in Gravel Ridge.