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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2010

Liquor Control Commission July Underage Compliance Report

SPRINGFIELD – In July the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 111 businesses licensed to sell liquor.  They cited 32 licensees for violations of liquor control laws.  Sixty-five 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.

Edgar County – On July 22nd, 2010 ILCC agents, the Paris Police Department and the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Paris and Edgar County. Of the 12 compliance checks conducted seven licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Los Tres Camino’s, 508 E. Jasper, Paris
• R & J Stores, 601 E. Jasper, Paris
• Savidas Pizza, 102 W. Court, Paris
• Casey General Store # 2376, 414 W. Jasper, Paris
• Casey General Store # 1924, 1701 S. Main, Paris
• Paris Quick Stop, 1210 N. Main, Paris
• Farmer’s Inn, 213 Central, Metcalf

Effingham County – On July 23rd, 2010 ILCC agents and the Illinois State Police District 12 conducted alcohol compliance checks in Effingham County. Of the 32 licensees checked, 11 sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Bangkok Thai Restaurant, 1313 Keller Dr., Effingham
• Quick Stop Package Liquor, 2404 N. 3rd, Effingham
• Foxx’s Den Bar & Grill, 2402 N. 3rd, Effingham    
• Scrubby’s Pub, 101 E. Jefferson, Effingham
• B-J’s Downtown Bar, 102 N. Main, Effingham
• B & R Beverage Connection, 100 E. Fayette, Effingham
• K-Bowl, 1206 N. Keller, Effingham
• Ruby Tuesday, 1300 Ave of Mid America, Effingham
• Mack 1 Food Shop, 1679 N. 1000th, Effingham
• Wessel’s, 101 E. Main, Teutopolis
• Montrose Citgo, 309 FN Spring Creek Dr., Montrose

Knox County – On July 21st, 2010 ILCC agents and the Illinois State Police District 7 conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in Knox County. Of the 15 licensee’s checked, one licensee sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. That licensee was:

• Billiards on Main, 240 W. Main, Galesburg

Taylorville – On July 16th, 2010 ILCC agents and the Taylorville Police Department conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in Taylorville. Of the 14 compliance checks completed, three licensees sold alcohol to the ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• El Rancherito of Taylorville, 110 W. Park
• Veracruz Mexican Grill, 1163 E. 1500 N. Rd.
• Mac’s Convenience Store, Circle K # 154, 415 W. Spresser

Vermillion County – On July 29th, 2010 ILCC agents and the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department conducted alcohol compliance checks in Vermilion County. Of the 13 licensees checked, six licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• The Little Nugget, 6 S. Henning Rd., Danville
• Black Bear Inn, 1902 W. Williams, Danville
• Halfway Inn, 1401 Warrington, Danville
• Boone’s Fire House, 104 S. Main, Rankin
• PJ Lounge, 106 S. Main, Rankin
• Casey General Store # 1775, 115 E. Orange, Hoopeston

Washington County – On July 29th, 2010 ILCC agents and the Illinois State Police District 19 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Washington County. Of the 25 licensee’s checked, four licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Popeck’s Convenience Store, 279 E. Main St., Ashley
• Malawy’s, 120 W. Main, Radom
• Tom’s Price Right Foods, 1521 W. St. Louis, Nashville
• Four Jack’s, 522 Kaskaskia St., Nashville

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



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