After the initial revocation of Parker’s liquor license, Peoria Mayor Robert G. Day and Harold Parker went back and forth in the courts for two years, with Day arguing he had the authority to overrule a state liquor commission in his municipality.

Ultimately, the appellate court supported Day’s bid to deny Parker his livelihood, part of the Mayor’s larger project of cleaning up Peoria. Parker would soon relocate to Chicago; Harold’s Club was no more.