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Liquor sold to underage buyer

SANDWICH – One of seven liquor license holders sold alcohol to an underage buyer during a February compliance check, Sandwich police and the Illnois Liquor Control Commission said recently.

During the Feb. 6 operation, an underage informant was able to purchase alcohol from Shell, at 222 W. Church St., police said.

The ILCC conducted compliance checks statewide 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 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 younger than 21. ILCC agents also work with local and state law enforcement agents to focus on communities with a high incidence of underage liquor sales.

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