• The village has approved an ordinance to place yield signs at the intersection of Chantel and Chadwick drives, following the concerns of residents who signed a petition in fear that a serious accident would occur at the intersection without any type of sign guidance.
Trustees with the Village Board discussed whether the signage should be yield or stop signs. In the end, the ordinance specifies yield signs.
• Family Fun Day and the fireworks display over the holiday was a success, Mayor Mike McCormick said.
“It was a jam-packed crowd,” McCormick said. “Every parking space in every lot was filled up, and there were no problems. Everyone had a great time, I think.”
Director of Parks and Recreation Kimberly Caughran estimates the attending crowd at around 5,000 people.
• Cowboy Slim’s Smokehouse and Saloon, located at 7120 Montclair Avenue (the former site of Rotten Apple Pub and Grill), will not reopen, according to village officials.
The restaurant and bar was closed June 12 after the village learned the establishment’s dram shop insurance (the insurance which protects a business that serves alcohol from liability for accidents and injuries caused by customers who become intoxicated while in the establishment) was canceled.
By law, the dram shop insurance must be kept up-to-date in order to serve alcohol.
The owner of the establishment is Amanda Castelli, who opened the restaurant last January after her previous restaurant, the Rotten Apple, closed at the same location. Castelli did not show for a liquor license hearing to resolve the matter, and the village permanently suspended the license.
A sign left on the marquee of the location last week says Castelli owes six months on the lease.