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Carol Stream businesses cited for liquor law violations

Published: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 4:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 8:19 p.m. CDT

CAROL STREAM – The Illinois Liquor Control Commission is cracking down on businesses in Carol Stream and other towns in the state for the illegal sale of alcohol to minors.

The commission, together with the Carol Stream Police Department, investigated 38 licensees July 23. Of those checked, three businesses allegedly sold alcohol to minors, according to the commission’s July Underage Compliance Report.

The businesses included Piggly Wiggly, 998 Army Trail Road; The Pride of Carol Stream, 260 Schmale Road; and Tracy’s Cafe, 405 Thornhill Drive.

For its July report, the commission investigated 342 businesses across the state that are licensed to sell liquor. Most of the licensees complied with Illinois liquor laws and refused to serve alcohol to minors.

However, 47 businesses were cited for violations of liquor control laws, according to the report.

To conduct this investigation, commission agents, local law enforcement officials and volunteers from high schools and colleges randomly visited liquor stores, restaurants and bars around the state to check for compliance with Illinois liquor laws.

In addition to these investigations, the commission also works with local and state law enforcement agents to focus on communities with a high incidence of underage liquor sales.

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