The endless push to keep every bar, restaurant and fast food joint open as late as possible continues. The McDonald’s on Soldier’s Field Road, next to the IHOP, wants to extend its hours, opening at 5AM instead of 6, and closing at 2AM instead of 11. They already have a 24-hour drive through. Anyone who has been to the IHOP after midnight, especially on a weekend, knows what a drunk-fest it is. We do not need more establishments that will keep people in the neighborhood well into the morning hours, or serve as a magnet for communities that have early closing hours. The hearing is tomorrow before the Licensing Board.
January 8, 2013