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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2009

Liquor Control Commission Monthly Discipline Report

SPRINGFIELD – In March 2009, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks in five communities and visited 254 businesses licensed to sell liquor.  They cited 60 licensees for allegedly selling liquor to underage customers.  Seventy-six percent of all licensees visited complied with Illinois liquor laws and refused to serve underage customers.

This report is a result of ongoing undercover operations conducted by Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) agents and local and state 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. The Commission will issue monthly reports, listing, in alphabetical order, all regions targeted for compliance checks and all locations cited for violations.

Batavia, March 5 – Agents targeted 12 locations with Batavia Police and sales were made to underage customers at two locations:

• Chuck E Cheese, 511 N. Randall Rd., Batavia, IL 60510
• El Taco Grande, 1890 Mill Street, Batavia, IL 60510

Champaign, March 7-8 – During this year’s Unofficial St. Pat’s celebration, ILCC agents, Illinois State Police, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Champaign Police Department, Urbana Police Department and University of Illinois Police agents checked 171 locations and cited 33 licensees for 48 counts of sales to minors:  

• Jimmy D’s Pizza, 114 E. Congress, Rantoul
• Bud’s Bar, 122 N. Kentucky, Rantoul
• Rantoul Food Mart, 515 S. Maplewood, Rantoul
• Rantoul Skyline Bar, 424 S. Century Blvd, Rantoul
• Jack’s Tavern, 106 E. Main, Tolono
• Denny’s Tavern, 105 N. Long, Tolono
• Central Tavern, 403 Main, Thomasboro
• Colonial Pantry # 7, Il RT # 49 and I 74, Ogden
• Buffalo Wild Wings, 1335 Savoy Plaza, Savoy
• Village Pub, 106 W. Main, Royal
• Mid Am Market Citgo, 1005 Purnell, Mahomet
• St. Joe Liquor & Wine, 208 N. Main, St. Joseph
• Longview Tavern, 206 Logan, Longview
• Geo’s, 604 Cunningham, Urbana
• El Toro, 1104 Cunningham, Urbana
• Hickory River, 1706 N. Cunningham, Urbana
• Eastland Suites, 1907 N. Cunningham, Urbana
• The Courier Café, 111 N. Race, Urbana
• The Rose Bowl Tavern, 106 N. Race, Urbana
• Super Pantry # 6, 2002 N. Lincoln, Urbana
• Schnucks Urbana, 200 N. Vine, Urbana
• Schnucks Express, 306 N. Vine, Urbana
• Home Run Food Mart, 1509 W. Washington, Urbana
• Aldi # 91, 3102 E. University, Urbana
• CVS Pharmacy # 8667, 1818 S. Philo Rd., Urbana
• County Market # 468, 220 N. Broadway, Urbana
• Circle K # 1301, 2011 N. Lincoln, Urbana
• Circle K # 1234, 1501 N. Lincoln, Urbana
• Circle K # 94, 1821 S. Philo Rd., Urbana
• Meijer Store # 247, 2500 Philo Rd., Urbana
• Joe’s Brewery, 706 S. 5th, Champaign
• Freedom Oil, 1406 N. Prospect, Champaign
• Noodles & Company, 528 E. Green, Champaign

Effingham, March 12 – Agents, working with ISP District 12 in Effingham conducted 27 compliance checks and issued 15 counts for the sale of liquor to underage customers at the following eight locations. 

• Circle K #1249, 103 W. Jourdan, Newton
• The Gypsy, 209 Whittle, Olney
• Jay’s Place, 239 Main, Bridgeport
• Gray’s, 955 E. State, Bridgeport
• Pizza Hut, 1002 15th street, Lawrenceville
• Tykal’s American, 1107 State Street, Lawrenceville
• Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant, 1123 State Street, Lawrenceville
• Westport Inn, RR # 2 Box 835, Lawrenceville

Madison County, March 18 – Agents working with ISP targeted eleven locations for underage compliance checks.  The following two businesses were cited for allegedly selling liquor to minors:

• Laurie’s Place, 228 C N. Main St, Edwardsville (2 counts)
• Gas Mart #33, 2233 Vandalia Ave, Collinsville (2 counts – 2nd Offense)
Peoria, March 14 – Agents, working with ISP District 8 in Peoria targeted 19 locations for underage compliance checks and issued citations for the sale of liquor to underage customers at the following two locations. 

• Fast Break, 5422 West Farmington RD, Peoria (2 Counts)
• Crusens II, 2117 West Farmington RD, Peoria (1 count, 3rd  Offense)

Peoria, March 21 – During the Illinois High School Basketball Tournament, ILCC agents, working with ISP and Peoria area authorities targeted 33 locations for underage compliance checks.  The following 13 businesses were cited for allegedly selling liquor to minors:

• The Boardwalk, 435 Court St., Pekin
• Shenanigans, 513 Court St, Pekin
• Fiesta Ranchera, 2217 Court St., Pekin
• Broadway Liquor, 2100 Broadway, Pekin
• Dragons Dome II, 3401 Griffin Ave. Pekin
• Kirk’s Corner, 2359 Washington Rd., Washington
• CVS Pharmacy, 2540 E. Washington, East Peoria
• The Valley Tap, 1507 Meadow Ave., East Peoria
• J. Pree’s, 539 Main St., Peoria
• Pottsie’s Place, 202 Margaret St., Pekin
• Roxy’s Lanes, 114 N. 3rd St., Pekin
• Ol Dad’s Place, 1010 S. 2nd St., Pekin
• Beer Belly’s, 2801 Court St., Pekin


These establishments were cited by agents and will be referred to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission for action. The penalties for selling alcohol to minors can include fines and/or liquor license suspension or revocation.



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