Block parties are a big part of summer.

And, even though the change of seasons is just around the corner, the Streator City Council is looking at tightening control over block parties in that city.

The council will hold a special meeting at 1:30 on Tuesday, and on the agenda is an ordinance that, among other things, would restrict block-party hours, require certain approvals and permits, and prohibit the sale of alcohol.

The draft ordinance is located on the Streator city website. It’s based on one in place in an unnamed Chicago suburb, and fines could reach $750 per violation. 

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