Angelo’s Manager Wants a Walmart and Other Quality Quotes
Aug31

Angelo’s Manager Wants a Walmart and Other Quality Quotes

In the August 17 issue of the Free Press Advocate, we were treated to some ridiculous quotes made against Berkot’s selling beer and wine. Wasting no time today, to the quotes we go. Former Wilmington mayor Roy Strong spoke against Berkot’s, saying “I don’t understand why everybody wants cheap beer. We don’t want to end up making more beer available for teens. We need to make it harder for them to get...

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There’s Never Too Many Places to Buy Pizza
Aug30

There’s Never Too Many Places to Buy Pizza

For part two of our week-long series on the anti-competitive nature of Wilmington, we’re looking at two more arguments. They again apply to both Pizza Hut and Berkot’s. We will frame one argument in terms of Pizza Hut and the other in terms of Berkot’s, but you can substitute who it’s about, the same principles always apply. That is key to remember in all this. This isn’t simply about Berkot’s...

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It’s Okay for Businesses to Fail
Aug29

It’s Okay for Businesses to Fail

All this week here at MyIslandCity we’re going to present the arguments made against business competition in Wilmington, focusing on the controversy over the possibility of Wilmington issuing a new class of liquor license that Berkot’s would qualify for. While the arguments will typically mention the Berkot’s situation specifically, they can all be more generalized to apply to any business in a small town like...

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Football Season Kickoff Night
Aug26

Football Season Kickoff Night

Wilmington, IL – Football is back for another year starting tonight! Wilmington starts the season at home against Manteno. Braidwood’s home opener is also tonight against Peotone. The Coal City Coalers start their season on the road in Seneca. You can listen to all of these games live online at CISN. Hit the link to get to the page listing all of the live audio. They have broadcast for Wilmington for years and last year...

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Rt 129 Exit to Close: Your Options
Aug25

Rt 129 Exit to Close: Your Options

Wilmington, IL – On October 1, the southbound exit to Route 129 from I-55 will close until the new Lorenzo Road and Route 129 interchanges, which have not been started, are completed. IDOT does not want to spend additional money fixing the bridge that constantly needs repair. With nearly 5000 vehicles per day using the ramp according to IDOT, there are many of us that will be forced into alternate routes for likely four years at...

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