What I found most interesting is that Republican Councilor Ben Hunter appeared at the hearing to speak against the Walgreens in Irvington getting a liquor license while Republican Council President Ryan Vaughn wrote a letter asking that board members vote against the Walgreens in Nora getting a liquor license.
These are two of the more liberal Republican councilors who have supported every tax/fee increase and big spending program proposed by the administration of Mayor Ballard. Neither of these councilors had the decency to stand up and publicly criticize the CIB's $33.5 million gift of taxpayer money to the billionaire Simons family for the Pacers. Yet they find time in their busy schedules to oppose a liquor permit for Walgreens. Unbelievable.