Incidences persist at downtown’s Afterset; Dozens involved in “brawl”
From an article in today’s Courier News regarding an early morning fight on July 30th outside of the Afterset bar in downtown Elgin:
According to reports, two officers on downtown liquor detail saw a fight break out about 3:40 a.m….As four police officers worked to stop the fight, a crowd gathered, made up of people in the adjacent parking lots and patrons spilling out of the bar. Police called for backup units, as reports estimated that the crowd grew to between 150 and 200 people.
Several small fights also were breaking out in nearby parking lots at the same time, reports stated. Elgin police received backup from officers from the Kane County sheriff’s department, South Elgin, Bartlett, Carpentersville, West Dundee, East Dundee, Metra and Illinois State Police.
The Afterset has had a past of disturbances since its opening in 2004. Elgin’s liquor commission has allowed it to operate while shutting down at least one other establishment with ostensibly less incidences, Anthony’s, which was shut down by the city after only two years of operation under much disputed circumstances.
Why is this?