“City Gets $100,500 in Liquor License Fees” – 1960

City Gets $100500

Source:  Rockford Register-Star May 30, 1960

“Mayor Renews All but 1 Liquor License” – 1959 (F – W listed here)

Mayor - 1

Mayor - 2

Source:  Rockford Register-Republic May 26, 1959

Dram Shop Suit – Lawson

“Wife Charges Liquor Lost Mate His Business”

In one of the first cases of its kind filed in Circuit Court here, four 7th Street liquor dealers were name defendants yesterday in a $50,000 damage suit.  The plaintiff, Mrs. Anna Kristina Lawson, charges in her complaint that liquor purchased by her husband, Walter Julius Lawson, from the defendants caused him to become an habitual drunkard and unable to take care of his business.

“The suit is filed under the dram shop act.  Other cases have been filed here under the same act but the damages have usually been sought as the result of automobile accidents.

“Defendants are the Forest City Liquor Company, Inc., 1015 5th Ave., E.V. Trank, doing business as The Tunnell, 613 7th St. Wendla ROberts, doing business as Kling’s Swedish Village, 610-612 7th St., harry M. Weinstein, doing business as 7th St. Malt and Liquor company, 514 7th St., Rockf Building Corporation and Lloyd D. Kling, owners respectively of The Tunnel and the Swedish Village premises.

“In her complain, Mrs. Lawson stated…………………………………”

Source: Rockford Morning Star Feb. 3, 1942