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ILLINOIS NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2013

Liquor Control Commission February Underage Compliance Report

SPRINGFIELD – In February the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 240 businesses licensed to sell liquor.  They cited 34 licensees for violations of liquor control laws.  Eighty-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 County – On February 28th the ILCC, the Urbana Police Department, Champaign Police department and the Illinois State District # 10 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Champaign County in conjunction with the U of I “Unofficial Event”. Of the 81 licensees checked, six sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Star Karaoke & BBQ, 1503 Lyndhurst Alley, Savoy
• Mid America Market, 1005 Purnell Dr., Mahoment
• BP Gas & Convenience, 603 Praire View Rd., Mahoment
• Freedom Oil, 501 Vine Street, Urbana

• Walgreen’s #5403, 302 University Ave. Urbana
• Noodles & Company, 528 E. Green, Champaign

Douglas, Champaign and Piatt Counties – On February 13th, 2013 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District # 10 conducted alcohol underage checks in Douglas, Champaign and Piatt Counties. Of the 19 licensees checked, two sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Los Potros, 104 N. Parke, Tuscola,
• Last Chance Saloon, 102 Long, Tuscola
 

Effingham and Fayette Counties – On February 13th, 2013 The ILCC and the Illinois State Police District 12 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Effingham and Fayette Counties. Of the 27 licensees checked, two sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• TC’s Package Liquor, 1219 N. 4, Vandalia
• Full Moon Bar & Grill, 120 S. 6, Vandalia

Gallatin and Saline Counties – On February 14th, the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District 19 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Gallatin and Saline Counties. Of the 25 licensees checked three sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Club 364 Carrier Mills, 117 W. Clark, Carrier Mills
• Hardware Bar & Grill, 680 Main St. Old Shawneetown
• Kroger # 642, RR# 4 N. Rt # 45 Harrisburg

Niles – On February 14th, 2013 the ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Niles. Of the eight licensees checked, four sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Village Food & Liquor, 8151 N. Milwaukee
• Candela Bar & Grill, 8526 F-Golf Rd.
• Taqueria Los Comales, 9055 Milwaukee
• Kicker’s Sports Bar, 3902 25th

Piatt County – On February 27th, 2013 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District 10 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Piatt County. Of the 17 licensees checked, three sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:;

• County Market, 422 S. Market, Monticello
• El Toro, 112 Charter St, Monticello
• Monticello Bowl, 1412 N. Market, Monticello

St. Clair County – On February 13th, 2013 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District 11 conducted alcohol underage checks in St Clair County.  Of the 23 licensees checked, nine sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Skooter’s, 323 E. Main, Mascoutah
• Casey General Store # 2897, 705 N. Jefferson, Mascoutah
• The Nite Deposit, 28 E. Main, Mascoutah
• Sax Speedichex, 1040 W. Main, Mascoutah
• Ron’s Lounge, 225 W. St Louis, Lebanon
• Casey General Store #2227, 908 S. Madison, Lebanon
• Mama Gusto’s, 115 W. St Louis, Lebanon
• Schiappa’s, 402 S. Madison, Lebanon
• Shady’s, 10966 Old Hwy 50, Lebanon

 
Sterling – On February 27th, 2013 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District 1 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Sterling. Of the 12 licensees checked, two sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• K’s Trading Post, 13030 Galt Rd
• B.P. Sterling Gas Station, 2218 E. Lincoln Way


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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