Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner is in the news yet again for mixing alcohol and cash.
After giving Ballydoyle over two million taxpayer dollars to locate a bar in downtown, Weisner wanted the rules changed for St. Patrick's Day, which falls on a Sunday, so the bar could stay open longer for drinking.
"This was brought forward because of Ballydoyle" said a city spokesman who added they would be stay open an extra hour.
In an effort to appease some of the old-guard private social clubs and other bars, they also are allowed to stay open if they planned to have a live band like Ballydoyle, which eliminates most others.
And, any application for the extension, which was due by Thursday, would be subject to approval of the city's liquor commissioner, which "coincidentally" happens to be Tom Weisner.
Meanwhile, several rank-n-file Aurora Police officers say changing the rules so people can drink later creates increased risk to public safety.
"It's bad policy, but for anyone planning to drink on St. Patrick's Day at Ballydoyle late into the night, don't think about driving because we might be watching and waiting for you" said a police officer who added "that includes the mayor."
Last week, a BGA/CBS2 Investigation highlighted the massive conflicts-of-interest involving Weisner taking thousands in cash from liquor establishments.
Learn more HERE about the investigation or see videos below: