Tollway Inn owners reach tentative agreement with the city of South Beloit

SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. (WIFR) - South Beloit City Council is in the works of making a deal with the owners of the Tollway Inn motel after guests were arrested for allegedly selling illegal drugs from their room.

No vote took place Monday night but it appears the city and motel owners have agreed to make some changes. The city is asking the motel owners to get an ID identification system and start a registry so a police officer can walk in and have an easy way of knowing every person who checked in.

The city does not have any rule requiring a motel or hotel to identify its guest but because of an incident on June 4 where Jerrell Cotman and Morgan Golden were arrested because police found more than 80 grams of heroin and marijuana in their hotel room and now it’s a requirement for the business.

The Tollway Inn hearing will continue on Aug. 5 and commissioners are hopeful they will come to a final decision.

The commissioners also voted to change all residential speed limits from 30 mph to 25 and are looking into renovating the city hall building to make it handicap accessible.