November Vote May End Winnebago’s Alcohol Prohibition
Despite the ballot's confusing wording, voters in the Village of Winnebago will have to decide whether establishments should be allowed to sell alcohol across the entire community.
Rules put into play way back during the Prohibition Era say that restaurants and businesses that sit north of McNair Road in the village can sell alcohol while places south of McNair Road are not allowed.
From 23WIFR News:
According to Village President Frank Eubank, he says this is because the areas north of McNair Road were annexed into the village around 30 years ago from the county that could have alcohol sales.
If a majority of voters vote no, all businesses and restaurants would be allowed to sell alcohol. However if a majority of voters vote yes, then the entire village will become dry. This would include businesses and restaurants that already sell alcohol.
The November 6th ballot referendum question will be voted on by those who live within village limits.