WestmontWestmont Police team up with District 201 for Alcohol Awareness Month

Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:06 p.m. CDT

WESTMONT – As part of a state-wide effort to change the behavior of adults who sell or provide alcohol to minors, the Westmont Police Department, Community Unit School District 201, Operation Snowball, Inc. and the Illinois Liquor Commission will participate in project “Your Actions Matter" this month.

The program, which is timed to coincide near or with Alcohol Awareness Month, will involve the posting of paraphernalia on alcoholic beverages of participating businesses.

This information is intended to send a strong reminder that providing alcohol to minor is illegal, unhealthy and unacceptable, according to a release.

Participating businesses will receive and post informational signs reminding sellers and customers of the legal age requirements for buying alcoholic beverages.

Members of the Westmont Police Department, volunteers from Westmont Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni and student volunteers from Community School District 201 Operation Snowball will be visiting the businesses that hold liquor licenses.

“Allowing minors to consume alcohol in your home or any other place under your control carries the same penalties under the law as furnishing liquor, even if you don’t supply the alcohol," Westmont Police Chief Thomas Mulhearn said in a release.

For more information, contact Det. Michael Weibler at 630-981-6373 or mweibler@westmont.il.gov.

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