SPRINGFIELD – In July 2009, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 41 businesses licensed to sell liquor. They cited 12 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. The Commission issues monthly reports, listing, in alphabetical order, all regions targeted for compliance checks and all locations cited for violations.
Clay and Effingham Counties – On July 23, ILCC agents conducted an UAC detail in Effingham and Clay Counties with the assistance of the Illinois State Police. The detail checked 13 locations and four sold to ILCC underage participants. The licensee’s who failed the compliance check are:
• Danny’s Quik Sak, 7722 N. US HWY 45, Effingham
• Midway Pub & Grub, 18924 US HWY 45, Effingham
• Orchard Inn, 800 N. 3rd ST., Effingham
• Wessel’s, 101 E. Main St., Teutopolis
St. Clair County – On July 8, ILCC agents, working with Illinois State Police conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Caseyville, O’Fallon, Smithton, Belleville, Centreville and Cahokia. Of the 12 locations visited, one was cited for allegedly selling alcohol to an underage customer. The violator is identified as:
• Six Star Lottery, 6900 Old Missouri Rd, Centreville
Vermillion County – On July 15, ILCC agents conducted an UAC detail in Vermilion County with the assistance of the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department. Sixteen locations were checked and seven of sold to ILCC underage participants. The list of the licensee’s who failed the compliance is the following.
• Casey General Store # 2559, 1900 Georgetown RD., Tilton
• Pearson Bros. Liquors, 1706 N. Main, Georgetown
• Bob’s Pump House, 1102 N. Main, Georgetown
• Casey General Store # 1719, 201 N. Main, Fairmount
• Ken’s IGA, 707 N. State, Westville
• CVS/ Pharmacy, 111 N. State, Westville
• Casey General Store # 1524, 508 N. State, Ridge Farm
For information about the disposition of cases resulting from previous compliance checks, please visit the Illinois Liquor Control Commission's website.