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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2010

Liquor Control Commission January Underage Compliance Report

SPRINGFIELD – In January the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 134 businesses licensed to sell liquor.  They cited 24 licensees for violations of liquor control laws.  Eighty-two 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.

Alexander and Union Counties – On January 21st, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District # 22 conducted alcohol underage compliant checks in Alexander and Union Counties. There were 23 licensees checked and six licensees were in violation of selling alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:
• Fill-UP Mart, 27009 State Hwy. 3, Olive Branch
• Decoy’s, 21609 Shipley Rd., Olive Branch
• Ouida’s Horse Shoe Tavern, 19950 East Side Dr., Olive Branch
• L & D Patio, State Hwy. 3, McClure
• Revion Tavern, 7965 State Hwy. 146, Jonesboro
• Rossi’s Mart, 200 N. Front St., St. Cobden

Bond and Clinton Counties – On January 20th, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District # 11 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Bond and Clinton Counties. There were 13 licensees checked with four in violation of selling alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:
• Greenville Moto Mart, 608 S. 3rd, Greenville
• Hacienda Jalisco, 864 Ill. RT. 127, Greenville
• Leisure Lounge, 107 E. State St., Pocahontas
• D-J’s Cove, 712 Main St., Keyesport     

Charleston – On January 28th, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Charleston Police Department conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in conjunction with the Operation Back to School program in the EIU Charleston area. There were 14 licensees checked and three were in violation of selling alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:
• Kahunas’s, 1415 4th, Charleston
• El Rancherito, 819 W. Lincoln Ave., Charleston
• Los Potrillos, 1305 Lincoln Ave., Charleston

DeKalb – On January 28th, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and DeKalb Police Department conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in conjunction with the Operation Back to School program in the NIU DeKalb area. There were 23 licensees checked and three were in violation of selling alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:
• Otto’s, 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb
• Sullivan’s Tavern, 722 E. Lincolnway, DeKalb
• Krystal’s, 122 S. First St., DeKalb

Macomb – On January 27th, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District # 14 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in conjunction with Operation Back to School program in the Western University area in Macomb.  There were 14 licensees checked with three in violation of selling alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:
• Cenex, 901 W. Jackson, Macomb
• Cenex, 340 N. Lafayette, Macomb
• Chick’s, 103 S. Side Square, Macomb

Macon County – On January 6th, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Macon County Sheriff’s Department conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in conjunction with the Operation Back to School Program at Millikin University in Macon County.   There were 15 licensees checked with two licensees in violation selling alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:
• P & G Quick Stop, 220 Railroad Ave., Blue Mound
• Super Pantry # 51, 3810 E. Williams St., Decatur

St. Clair and Madison Counties – On January 21st, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District # 11 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in conjunction with Operation Back to School program in the ISU Edwardsville area. There were 17 licensees checked and two in violation of selling alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were;
• Brewhaus Pub & Grill, 917 Edwardsville Rd, Troy
• El Maguey, 1534 Troy Rd., Edwardsville

Urbana – On January 21st, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Urbana Police Department conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in conjunction with Operation Back to School program in the U of I Champaign/Urbana area. There were 15 licensees checked and one was in violation of selling alcohol to ILCC underage participants. That licensee was:

• The Courier Café, 111 N. Race, Urbana


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



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