County Board Sends St. Joe Tavern Owners Back To The Drawing Board

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Tracey Morris is working on building something of a tavern empire in Monroe County. On Feb. 1, Morris and her development partner, Tom Van Buren, appealed to the county board's sense of nostalgia. The two are trying to gain a commercial rezoning permit allowing them to re-open the St. Joe Tavern along Kaskaskia … Read More

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