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Mojoes facing new overcrowding charge from Joliet

JOLIET – Mojoes of Joliet faces a third charge of overcrowding.

A citation issued last week by the city liquor commissioner included a charge that the downtown nightclub exceeded its maximum occupancy May 17 and May 6.

Mojoes already has had its liquor license suspended for three days in June because of an April 11 overcrowding incident.

Police were then called to the club at 12:30 a.m. May 17 because of a brawl outside that included shots being fired. No one was hit.

Mayor Bob O'Dekirk, also the city's liquor commissioner, last week said Mojoes would be charged again with overcrowding for the May 17 incident.

The charges presented at a liquor commission hearing Wednesday included a charge that the club had exceeded maximum occupancy May 6.

John Wise, a city attorney handling the case, said officials were aware of the May 6 incident and included the charge when citing Mojoes for what occurred May 17.

Mojoes owner Chris Triebes at the hearing said he would provide the city with the information it sought.

A status hearing was set for June 5.

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