McLean Village Alcohol Prohibition Question (March 2012)

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A McLean Village Alcohol Prohibition Question was on the March 20, 2012 ballot in the village of McLean which is in McLean County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 92 (33.58%)
  • NO 182 (66.42%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure asked residents if they wanted to continue to prohibit the sale of alcohol in the village.[2] The measure was brought to the ballot through a successful petition drive by residents who thought it was time to allow alcohol sales in the village. Opponents though note that the sale of alcohol would lead to increased crime and bars in the village. Proponents note that alcohol is still consumed in the village, residents just have to go further to buy it. A previous measure in 2005 tried to allow alcohol sales but was defeated by one vote.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the prohibition of the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor be continued in the Village of McLean, Illinois[4]


  1. McLean County Clerk, Current Election Results
  2. McLean County Clerk, March Sample Ballot
  3. WMBD News, "McLean Voters to Face Prohibition Issue on Ballot," March 9, 2012 (dead link)
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.