SPRINGFIELD – In June the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 55 businesses licensed to sell liquor. They cited five licensees for violations of liquor control laws. Ninety-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.
Cumberland Shelby and Effingham Counties – On June 5 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District #12 conducted underage alcohol checks in Cumberland, Shelby, and Effingham Counties. Of the 37 licensees checked, five sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:
• A-1 Food Mart, 101 Fayette, Effingham
• Sigel’s Stand, 106 N. Main, Sigel
• Casey General Store# 1671, 314 E. Main, Toledo
• Toledo IGA, 174 Courthouse Square, Toledo
• Neoga IGA, 183 W. 6, Neoga
St. Clair County – On June 13th, 2013 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police Zone 6 Investigation Unit conducted underage alcohol checks in St Clair County. Of the 18 licensees checked all of the licensees Fairview Heights and Swansea passed the alcohol checks.
For information about the disposition of cases resulting from previous compliance checks, please visit the Illinois Liquor Control Commission's website.