The Wood River City Council has taken action to make sure there are no future pawnshops in the city.  The Council passed a resolution eliminating pawnshops as permitted businesses within city limits. 



Wood River Mayor Frank Akers tells The Big Z the decision to ban the businesses comes from a law-enforcement standpoint.



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Akers says the last pawnshop in town closed a couple of years ago.  It was located on Edwardsville Road near the baseball diamonds at the high school.



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