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February underage compliance report from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission

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[March 15, 2014]  SPRINGFIELD In February the Illinois Liquor Control Commission conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 211 businesses licensed to sell liquor. The commission 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 agents, 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 Feb. 13, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission and 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 Drive, Mattoon

  • Angelo's Pizza, 1020 Lakeland, Mattoon

  • Don Sol III, 230 E. Broadway, Mattoon

  • Mattoon Lanes, 1015 N. 15, Mattoon

Cook County  On Feb. 20, ILCC and Illinois Secretary of State Police conducted underage liquor compliance checks in the Cook County communities of Maywood, Broadview, Hillside and Berkeley. Of the 11 establishments checked, two sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. The licensees were:

  • Art's Food and Beverage, 817 W. Roosevelt, Maywood

  • Berkeley's Finer Food, 5447 St. Charles Road, Berkeley

Douglas County  On Feb. 19, 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 Feb. 6, the ILCC along with the Darien Police Department conducted underage alcohol checks in DuPage County. Seventeen licensees were checked and four sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

  • Jewel/Osco, 7335 S. Cass, Darien

  • Speedway 1425, 10250 Lemont Road, Darien

  • Darien Pantry, 737 Plainfield, Darien

  • Carriage Greens Country Club, 8700 Carriage Greens, Darien

Des Plaines (Cook County)  On Feb. 4, the ILCC 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

  • Miner Street Tavern, 1492 Miner St., Des Plaines

DeKalb County  On Feb. 6, 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 Feb. 6, the ILCC and Dolton Police Department conducted underage alcohol checks in Dolton. Of the 14 licensees checked, two sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

  • Dolton Shell, 1445 E. Sibley Blvd., Dolton

  • Quality Foods & Liquor, 817 E. 142nd St., Dolton

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

  • Harte's Tavern, 9858 S. Artisan, Evergreen Park

  • Applebee's, 2401 W. 95th St.

  • Barraco's Pizza, 13445 S. Cicero Ave.

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Kane County  On Feb. 18, the ILCC and the Illinois State Police District 2 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Elgin in Kane County. 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 Feb. 27, the ILCC and Illinois Secretary of State Police conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in St. Charles in Kane County. 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 Road, St. Charles

Logan County  On Feb. 21, 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 Gov. Oglesby, Elkhart

  • The Old Brickyard Grill & Pub, 105 Lafayette, Mount Pulaski

  • Rio Grande, 3091 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln

Madison County  On Feb. 27, the ILCC and Illinois State Police District 11 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Highland in Madison County. 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 Feb. 26, 2014 the ILCC and the Illinois State Police conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Swansea and Belleville in St. Clair County. Of the 17 licensees checked, two sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:

  • Hokkaido Sea Food Buffet II, 4580 N. Illinois

  • Aldi Inc., 1708 N. Illinois

Warren County  On Feb. 27, the ILCC and Illinois State Police District 14 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Monmouth in Warren County. 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 Feb 20, an alcohol underage compliance detail was conducted in the city of Rock Falls, in conjunction with the Illinois Secretary of State Police. Of the 17 licensees checked, there were two that sold liquor to minors:

  • Candlelight Inn, 2200 First Ave., Rock Falls

  • Schreiner Oil Co., 1308 First Ave., Rock Falls

Williamson County  On Feb. 13, the ILCC and 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 Route 37, Marion

  • Lake Egypt Supermarket, 12141 Lake of Egypt Road, Marion

  • Heartland Liquors, 1802 Bittle Place, Marion

  • Westmore Liquors, 802 N. Russell St., Marion

  • Red Zone Sports Bar, 13510 Route 37, Marion

  • Casa Vieja, 1309 N. Grand Ave., Johnston City

  • Russell Oil Co., 100 W. Broadway, Johnston City

  • The Ranch, 17259 Route 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, visit the Illinois Liquor Control Commission's website.

[Text from Illinois Liquor Control Commission file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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