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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2012

Liquor Control Commission August Underage Compliance Report

SPRINGFIELD – In August the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 177 businesses licensed to sell liquor.  They cited 51 licensees for violations of liquor control laws.  Seventy-one percent of the licensees visited complied with Illinois liquor laws and refused to serve underage customers.

This report is a result of ongoing undercover and cooperative law enforcement operations conducted by Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) agents and local law enforcement officials and volunteers from high schools and colleges.  The teams randomly visit liquor stores, restaurants and bars in communities around the state to check for ongoing compliance with state laws mandating that no liquor is sold to minors under the age of 21. ILCC agents also work with local and state law enforcement agents to focus on communities with a high incidence of underage liquor sales.

Berwyn – On August 9th, 2012 the ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in Berwyn. Of the 12 licensees checked, eight sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Cousin Vinny’s, 6910 W. 16th St.
• 7-11 #27599, 6603 W. 16th St.
• Cino Hermanos, 6500-04 W 16th St.
• Fuggedaboudit, 7001 W 16th St.
• Family Liquor, 6428 W. 22nd St.
• The Pride of Berwyn, 2945 S. Harlem
• Berwyn BP, 3845 S. Harlem
• P & J Amoco, 6749 W. Ogden

Calhoun County – On August 9th, 2012 the ILCC and the ISP District #18 conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in Calhoun County. Of the 17 licensees checked, two sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Barefoot, RR # 2, Hardin
• Hardin Package Store, 105 Main St., Hardin

Clay and Marion Counties – On August 29th, 2012 the ILCC and the ISP District # 12 conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in Clay and Marion Counties. Of the 32 licensees checked, four sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licenses were:

• Biggies Café & General Store, 3858 ST RT 161, East Centralia,
• La Fuente Mexican Restaurant, 1050 East North Ave, Flora
• Los Tres Caminos, 212 East North Ave, Flora
• Party House Liquors, 523 West North Ave, Flora

Coles County – On August 29th, 2012 the ILCC, the Charleston Police Department and the ISP # District 10 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Coles County. Of the 19 licensees checked, two licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Los Potrillos Mexican Restaurant, 1305 Lincoln, Charleston
• Casey General Store # 1722, 2401 Marshall, Mattoon

Edwardsville – On August 22nd 2012 the ILCC and the Edwardsville Police Department conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in Edwardsville. Of the 35 licensees checked, six sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those were:

• Wasabi Sushi Bar Four, 100 S. Buchanan St.
• Bin-51, 200 S. Buchanan St.
• Joe’s Market Basket, 477 S. Buchanan
• Oriental Spoon, 229 Harvard Dr.
• Pizza Hut # 2386, 2386 Troy Rd.
• The Boulevard Wing St., #4 Club Centre


Jackson and Williamson Counties – On August 23rd, 2012 the ILCC and the ISP District # 13 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Jackson and Williamson Counties. Of the 26 licensees checked seven licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were;

• Kroger LTD Part-II 660, Rte. # 5 550 Industrial PK Rd., Murphysboro
• 14th St. Saloon, 1017 N. 14th, Murphysboro
• 17th St. Bar, 32 N. 17th, Murphysboro
• Southern Illinois Bowl, 10240 Samuel Rd. , Carterville
• Gas Mart, 817 N. Park Ave., Herrin
• Casey General Store # 1625, 1700 N. Park Ave., Herrin
• Branding Iron Saloon, 118 N. 14th, Herrin

Melrose Park – On August 2nd, 2012 the ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in Melrose Park. Of the 12 licensees checked, eight sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• El Dos De Dos, 1910 Main St.
• Broadway Foods, 108 N. Broadway
• Supermercado Tores, 124 N. Broadway
• El Dorado Bar, 203 W. Lake
• Lake Street Liquor, 2004 Lake St.
• Foremost Liquor, 1511 North Ave.
• Club Harlo, 2300 North Ave
• Booby’s Bar, 2003 N. Mannheim

North Aurora – On August 14th, 2012 the ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in North Aurora. Of the 12 licensees checked, seven sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• El Burrito Loco, 880 N. Farnsworth
• Taqueria El Brasero, 944 N. Farnsworth
• Oak Street, 945 Oak St.
• 7-11, 2 S. Lincolnway
• Tecalitan Restaurant, 200 E. Butterfield Rd.
• Jay’s Wine & Liquors, 186 Butterfield Rd.
• JJ’s Prime Time Pub, 1555 Butterfield Rd.

Villa Park – On August 7th, 2012 the ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Villa Park. Of the 12 licensee’s checked, seven sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Terrace Food & Liquor, 17W731 Roosevelt Rd.
• Ardmore Food & Liquor, 1658 S. Ardmore
• Outback Steakhouse, 20 S Ardmore
• J & J Foods, 332 S. Ardmore
• 7-11 #337704H, 344 N. Ardmore
• Los Burritos Mexican # 2, 118 W. North Avenue
• A-1 Liquor & Beverage Depot, 609 W. North Avenue

 

For information about the disposition of cases resulting from previous compliance checks, please visit theIllinois Liquor Control Commission's website.
 



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