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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2010

Liquor Control Commission August Underage Compliance Report

SPRINGFIELD – In August the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 172 businesses licensed to sell liquor.  They cited 37 licensees for violations of liquor control laws.  Seventy-eight 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.

Champaign – On August 26, ILCC Special Agents and the Champaign Police Department conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Champaign. Of the 15 licensees checked 2 licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Geovantis, 401 E. Green St., Champaign
• Mas Amigos Mexican Resaurant, 49 E. Springfield, Champaign


Franklin County – On August 12, ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District 13 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Franklin County. Of the 25 licensees checked 5 licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Kelly’s Package Liquor & Lounge, 111 S. Anna St., West Frankfort
• Casey General Store, 1305 E. Main, West Frankfort
• The Gateway Bar & Grille, 804 N. Douglas, West Frankfort
• La Fiesta Restaurant, 1492 W. Main, West Frankfort
• K & M Liquors, RT # 37, Benton

Greene County – On August 24 ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District 16 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Greene County. Of the 12 licensees checked 3 licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Two Dog Saloon, 104 S. State St., Roodhouse
• Scotty’s Convenience Store, 205 S. Main St., White Hall
• The Carrollton Levee, 309 Railroad St., Carrollton


Grundy and Will Counties – On August 13, ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District 5 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Will and Grundy Counties. Of the 13 licensees checked 4 licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Casey General Store # 1981, 2040 E. Division, Diamond
• TD Pete’s, 3195 E. Division, Diamond
• TD Pete’s, 725 E. Division, Coal City
• Bogies Sports Bar, 615 Liberty, Morris

Jackson County – On August 19th 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District 13 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Jackson County. Of the 33 licensees checked 3 licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 1125 E. Main, Carbondale
• Mississippi Flyway, 1925 W. Main, Carbondale
• Circle K # 1231, 923 N. 14 St. Murphysboro


Jefferson County – On August 5, ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District 13 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Jefferson County. Of the 21 licensees checked 5 licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• El Rancherito of Mt.Vernon, 4303 Broadway, Mt. Vernon
• Pizza Hut of Mt. Vernon, 3519 Broadway, Mt. Vernon
• Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 105 Potomac, Mt.Vernon
• King City Liquors, 307 S. 12 St., Mt. Vernon
• Hideout Lounge, 1420 ½ Salem Rd., Mt. Vernon

Madison County – On August 26, ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District 11 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Madison County. Of the 14 checks completed 5 licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Granite City Phillips 66, 3051 Washington Ave., Granite City
• Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 3551 Nameoki Rd., Granite City
• 508 Varity Shop, 508 E. Chain of Rocks Rd., Granite City
• C & H Quick Mart, 3425 Missouri Ave., Granite City
• O’Connell’s Pub, 2401 Washington Ave., Granite City

Macomb and Bushnell – On August 26, ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District 14 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Macomb and Bushnell. Of the 10 licensees checked 1 licensee sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. That licensee was:

• OK Liquors, 474 E. Osborne, Bushnell


Rantoul and Fisher – On August 5, ILCC Special Agents, the Illinois State Police District 10 and the Rantoul Police Department conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Rantoul and Fisher. Of the 14 licensees checked 8 licensees sold alcohol to the ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Buzzards Fine Dining, 111 ½ S. 3, Fisher
• Casey General Store # 2057, 206 Division, Fisher
• TNT Tavern, 101 N. Century, Rantoul
• Kritter Z’s, 108 N. Girrard, Rantoul
• Rantoul Pizza Pub, 114 E. Congress, Rantoul (two sales to minors)
• Rantoul Pizza Pub Sale, 114 E. Congress, Rantoul
• Harper Oil, 300 S. Century, Rantoul
• PMP BP Oil, 109 S. Maplewood, Rantoul


Urbana – On August 25 ILCC Special Agents and the Urbana Police Department conducted underage alcohol compliance checks in Urbana. Of the 15 licensees checked 1 licensee sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. That licensee was:

• Miko Restaurant, 407 W. University, Urbana

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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