Alcohol Sting Touches Five Putnam County Businesses

Five establishments received citations for selling alcohol to minors under 21 years old in Putnam County, specifically in the towns of Granville, Hennepin, Magnolia, Mark, McNabb and Standard, according to a press release issued Friday by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.

On Wednesday, the liquor control commission conducted underage compliance checks, in conjunction with Illinois Secretary of State Police District 2.

The following five establishments failed this compliance check:
* Bellino’s Tavern Inc., 122 Second Street, Standard
* Country Corner Convenience Store, 101 South Route 89, McNabb
* Da Rajun Cajun Bar & Grill, 3289 IL Highway, McNabb
* Marko’s, Route 71, Mark
* Pagan O’Leary’s, 304 S. McCoy, Granville

The following eight establishments passed the compliance check by refusing to sell liquor to the ILCC underage participant: Casey’s General Store, Granville; Clover Club, Mark; The Corner Store, Granville; Granville BP Fast N Fresh; JR’s Chicago Street Pub, Magnolia; Kaddywampus Sport Grill, Granville; Kathy’s Korner Pub, McNabb; Rolando’s Inc., Hennepin.

According to a state press release, “This report is a result of ongoing undercover and cooperative law enforcement operations conducted by agents of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, local law enforcement officials and underage participants recruited from area 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 21 years old. ILCC agents also work with local and state law enforcement agents to focus on communities with a high incidence of underage liquor sales.”

The next scheduled Illinois Liquor Control Commission hearing is at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 in Springfield.

Source: News Tribune