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ILLINOIS NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2014

Liquor Control Commission February Underage Compliance Report

SPRINGFIELD – In February the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 211 businesses licensed to sell liquor.  They cited 49 licensees for violations of liquor control laws.  Seventy-seven 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.

Coles County – On February 13, 2014 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District # 10 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Coles County. Of the 15 licensees checked, seven licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Little Mexico, 1810 Charleston, Mattoon
• Club Oasis, 1406 Broadway, Mattoon
• Jack Flash – Broadway, 1121 E. Broadway, Mattoon
• El Vaquero, 200 Holiday Dr., Mattoon
• Angelo’s Pizza, 1020 Lakeland, Mattoon
• Don Sol III, 230 E. Broadway, Mattoon
• Mattoon Lanes, 1015 N. 15, Mattoon

Cook County – On February 20, 2014, ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted Underage Liquor Compliance checks in the Cook County communities, Maywood, Broadview, Hillside, and Berkeley.  Of the 11 establishments checked, two sold alcohol to LCC underage participants. The licensees were:

• Art’s Food and Beverage, 817 W. Roosevelt, Maywood
• Berkeley’s Finer Food, 5447 St. Charles Rd. Berkeley    
 

Douglas County – On February 19, 2014 the ILCC and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Douglas County. Of the 16 licensees checked, one sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. That licensee was:

• Tuscola IGA, 607 E. Southline, Tuscola

Darien (DuPage County) – On February 6, 2014 the LCC along with Darien Police Department, conducted underage alcohol checks in Du Page County. Seventeen licensees were checked, four sold alcohol to LCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

              • Jewel/Osco, 7335 S Cass, Darien 60561
              • Speedway #1425, 10250 Lemont Rd, Darien 60561
              • Darien Pantry, 737 Plainfield, Darien 60561
              • Carriage Greens Country Club, 8700 Carriage Greens, Darien 60561
             
Des Plaines (Cook County) – On February 4, 2014 the LCC and the Illinois Secretary of State Police conducted underage alcohol checks in Des Plaines in Cook County. Of the 10 licensees checked, two sold alcohol to LCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

              • S&S Food & Liquor 728 W. Oakton Des Plaines, IL 60018
              • Miner Street Tavern, 1492 Miner St Des Plaines, IL 60016

DeKalb County – On February 6, 2014 the ILCC and the Sandwich Police Department conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in DeKalb County. Of the seven licensees checked, one sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. That licensee was:

• Shell (HBPN Inc), 222 W. Church, Sandwich

Dolton (Cook County) – On February 6, 2014 the LCC and Dolton Police conducted underage alcohol checks in Dolton, IL. Of the 14 licensees checked, two sold alcohol to LCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

              • Dolton Shell 1445 E. Sibley Boulevard, Dolton, IL 60419
              • Quality Foods & Liquor 817 E. 142nd St., Dolton, IL 60419

Evergreen Park (Cook County) -- On February 20, 2014 the LCC and the Evergreen Park Police conducted underage alcohol checks in Evergreen Park, Cook County. Of the five licensees checked, three sold alcohol to LCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Harte’s Tavern, 9858 S. Artisan, Evergreen Park
• Applebee’s, 2401 W. 95 St.,
• Barraco’s Pizza, 13445 S. Cicero Ave.
 

Kane County – On February 18, 2014 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police district # 2 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Kane County (Elgin). Of the nine licensees checked, six sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Liberty Liquors, 601 Cooper St., Elgin
• Price Rite Liquors, 1055 Liberty St., Elgin
• AJ Food Shop, 275 S. Mclean, Elgin
• JJ Peppers Food Stores #21, Elgin
• Northwest Liquors, 995 N. Mclean, Elgin
• Wing park Liquors, 571 N. Mclean, Elgin


Kane County – On February 27, 2014 the ILCC and the Secretary of State Police conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Kane County (St Charles). Of the six licensees checked, two licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were;

• Rookie’s, 1545 W. Main, St Charles
• Wal-Mart 150 Smith, 150 Smith Rd., St Charles

Logan County – On February 21, 2014 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District # 9 conducted alcohol compliance checks in Logan County. Of the 19 licensees checked, three sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• The Blue Moon, 101 Governor Oglesby, Elkhart
• The Old Brickyard Grill & Pub, 105 Lafayette, Mt Pulaski
• Rio Grande, 3091 Woodlawn Rd., Lincoln

Madison County – On February 27, 2014 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District 11 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Madison County (City of Highland). Of the 13 licensees checked, one licensee sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. That licensee was:

• China Restaurant, 1020 Laurel, Highland

St. Clair County – On February 26th, 2014 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in St Clair County (Swansea & Belleville). Of the 17 licensees checked, two sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

• Hokkaido Sea Food Buffet II, 4580 N. Illinois, Swansea
• Aldi Inc., 1708 N. Illinois, Swansea

 
Warren County – On February 27, 2014 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District # 14 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Warren County (Monmouth). Of the 13 licensees checked, one licensee sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. That licensee was:

• Petey’s Pub & Grill, # 2 American Way, Monmouth


Whiteside County – On 02/20/2014 a UAC detail was conducted in the City of Rock Falls, in conjunction with the Secretary of State Police.  Of the 17 licensees checked there were two who sold liquor to minors:

• Candlelight Inn, 2200 1St Ave., Rock Falls
• Schreiner Oil Co., 1308 1St Ave., Rock Falls

Williamson County – On February 13, 2014 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District # 13 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Williamson County.  Of the 22 licensees checked, 10 licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants.  Those licensees were:

• King Tut’s, 1754 Rt # 37, Marion
• Lake Egypt Supermarket, 12141 Lake of Egypt Rd., Marion
• Heartland Liquors, 1802 Bittle Place, Marion
• Westmore Liquors, 802 N. Russell St., Marion
• Red Zone Sports Bar, 13510 Rte. # 37, Marion
• Casa Vieja, 1309 N. Grand Ave., Johnston City
• Russell Oil Co., 100 W. Broadway, Johnston City
• The Ranch, 17259 Rt # 37, Johnston City
• Back Door Lounge, 109 W. McKinley St., Hurst
• Fat Jax Bar & Grill, 110 Bush, Hurst

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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