ALGONQUIN – Three Algonquin businesses failed liquor compliance checks Thursday.
Bulldog Ale House, 1520 S. Randall Road; On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 1512 S. Randall Road; and an Algonquin BP gas station, 1469 S. Randall Road, did not pass checks, according to a news release from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.
Undercover and underage participants recruited from area high schools and colleges conducted 22 checks.
The checks were run by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission in conjunction with the Algonquin Police Department through an LC-13 pilot program.
Teams randomly visit liquor stores, restaurants and bars to check for ongoing compliance with state laws to ensure no liquor is sold to people younger than 21 years old.
Algonquin Police Chief John Bucci said the businesses will receive fines from both the state liquor commission and from Algonquin liquor commission.
Businesses will come for a hearing by Algonquin’s Liquor Control Commission within the next 30 to 45 days, Bucci said.
Bucci said Algonquin liquor commission fines depend on the situation, such as if the business is a repeat offender or if it has video gaming services.
It was unclear how much the Illinois Liquor Control Commission fines are, and attempts to reach the organization were unsuccessful.