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Club Closed, Again
Monday, 12 October 2009

October 12--  It's a repeat of a familiar pattern.  A nightclub on Highway 280 in West Lyons is granted a license, opens its door, experiences crowd control problems, and loses its license.  In the latest iteration, Cleo's Club is losing its license after police were called to the premises in the early hours to find a crowd estimated at 300 with fights breaking out and one person shot.

At its October meeting, the city council upheld the police recommendation to take the license due to the owner's inability to control crowds and for allowing alcohol on the premises without having an alcohol license.

In other actions, the Lyons council approved the city's budget of $3.1 million for next year and to maintain the city's property tax millage rate at 2.89 mils, the same as this year.

The city is also seeking another health insurance vendor for city employees after a proposal from Nippon Insurance included a 65 percent increase in premiums due to health issues of some employees.  The city is now seeking a quote from Alden Insurance through agent Al Lewis in Lyons.  Officials say premiums are now $298 a month for each of the city's 30 fulltime employees.

The council also voted to observe Halloween in Lyons Thursday, October 29th from six till eight p.m. and to move the council's November meeting to Tuesday, November 10th due to the election on Tuesday, November 3rd.



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