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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2012

Liquor Control Commission October Underage Compliance Report

SPRINGFIELD – In October the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 204 businesses licensed to sell liquor.  They cited 62 licensees for violations of liquor control laws.  Seventy 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.

Aurora and Montgomery – On October 2, 2012 the ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in Aurora and Montgomery. Of the 13 licensees checked, five sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Jay’s Unlimited Liquor, 2900 Ogden, Aurora
• Rito’s Mexican Restaurant, 3450 Montgomery Rd., Aurora
• Midtown Pub & Grille, 1 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora
• Las Islas Marias, 15 S. Broadway, Aurora
• Parkside Lanes, 34W185 Montgomery, Aurora

Berwyn – On October 25, 2012 the ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted underage alcohol checks in Berwyn. Of the 18 licensees checked, 13 sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Taco Yo, 6629 Roosevelt
• Antonio’s Bar & Grill, 6319 W. Roosevelt
• Beaver’s Lounge, 6802 W. 26th Street
• Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 S. Harlem
• Berwyn BP, 3845 S. Harlem
• Buffalo Wild Wings, 7130 Cermak       
• Main Street Imported Liquors, 6924 W. Cermak
• New Seneca Restaurant, 6544 W. Cermak Rd.
• Circle K Liquors 6405 W. Roosevelt
• 7-11, 6603 W 16th St.
• Striker Lanes, 6728 W. 16th
• Rte. 66 Beverage, 6847 W. Ogden
• Casa Blanca Liquors, 6721 W. Roosevelt

Cicero – On October 30, 2012 the ILCC and the Secretary of Police conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in the Town of Cicero. Of the 11 licensees checked, four sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Los Metates Restaurant, 3036-38 S. Laramie
• Cocula Restaurant, 4836 W. Cermak
• Gold Cadillac, 5555 W. 22nd Place
• Chiko Club Liquors, 5202 W 25th Street

Crawford and Jasper Counties – On October 24, 2012 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District # 12 conducted underage alcohol checks in Crawford & Jasper Counties. Of the 18 licensees checked, three sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Los Garines, 124 E. Main, Robinson
• Saratoga Tavern 219 S. Main, Palestine
• Llama’s, 17392 E. 1050th, Palestine

Edgar and Vermillion Counties – On October 10th, 2012 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District 10 conducted underage alcohol checks in Edgar County and southern Vermilion County. Of the 16 licensees checked, four sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Homer’s Liquors, 110 W. Union, Paris
• Casey General Store # 2376, 414-416 W. Jasper, Paris
• Daddy O’s Bar & Grill, 139 E. Court, Paris
• Rosebud Saloon, 112 E. Court, Paris

Jackson and Randolph Counties – On October 25, 2012 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District # 13 conducted underage compliance checks in Jackson & Randolph Counties. Of the 23 licensees checked, eight sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Gabby’s, 214 W. Main, Ava
• Fleetwood General Stores, 1005 IL RT HWY 4, Ava
• The Cupboard, 14967 IL RT HWY 4, Campbell Hill
• Steeleville Liquors, 501 N. Sparta St., Steeleville
• Gentry’s Hook Line & Sinker, 5635 IL RT HWY 4, Steeleville
• Pizza Hut # 4945, 1801 N. Market St., Sparta
• Gas Mart # 39, 102 E. Grant St., Coulterville
• Buck’s Town Pub 104 4th St., Coulterville


Melrose Park – On October 16, 2012 the ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted underage alcohol checks in Melrose Park. Of the 11 licensees checked,  five sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• La Azeteca, 2318 W. North Ave.
• Club Harlo, 2300 W. North Ave.
• Foremost Liquors, 1511 W. North Ave.
• Lake Street Liquors, 2004 W. Lake
• Melrose Liquors, 156 N. Broadway

Quincy – On October 24, 2012 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District #20 conducted underage compliance checks in Quincy. Of the 27 licensees checked, five sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Player’s 5th Street Pub, 225 N 5th
• The Place, 1040 Hampshire Street
• Mi Jalapeno # 3, 3120 Broadway Street
• County Market Express # 793, 923 N. 12th
• El Rancherito of Quincy, 307 N 36th Street

Springfield – On October 19th, 2012 the ILCC and the Illinois Secretary of State Police conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Springfield. Of the 18 licensees checked, five sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Famous Liquors, 1540 W. Wabash
• Handy Pantry, 120 W. Cook
• Wal-Mart, 3401 Freedom Dr.
• Party Hour Liquor, 3211 W. Iles
• Express Food Mart, 600 N. 9th

 
Vermillion County – On October 17, 2012 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District # 10 conducted underage alcohol checks in Vermilion County. Of the 36 licensees checked, six sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Lincoln Lanes, 107 Harrison, Danville
• I & I State Line Tavern, 4015 E. Main, Danville
• Main Street Bar & Grill, 509 E. Main, Danville
• Turtle Run Golf, 332 Liberty, Danville
• Bob’s Pump House, 1102 N. Main, Georgetown
• Pearson Bros. Liquors, 1706 N. Main, Georgetown

 
Villa Park – On October 11, 2012 the ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in Villa Park. Of the 10 licensees checked, four licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Ayala’s Cocina Mexicana & Bar, 623 W. North Avenue,
• Royal Food & Liquor, 1011 W. North Avenue
• Ardmore Lounge, 340 S. Ardmore,
• Cap’s Bar & Grill, 347 W. St. Charles
 



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