JOHNSBURG – A Johnsburg gas station failed its liquor compliance check Nov. 2.
Sunnyside Little Store – Mobil, 4304 N. Johnsburg Road, did not pass the check, according to a news release from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. The convenience store has one previous violation.
Thirteen other Johnsburg businesses and one with a McHenry address passed the checks, which ILCC conducted with the Johnsburg Police Department. Three had previous violations.
Undercover ILCC agents and local police officers team up with underage participants recruited from area high schools and colleges to complete the checks.
The teams randomly visit liquor stores, restaurants and bars in communities across the state to check for ongoing compliance with state laws mandating that no liquor is sold to people younger than 21.
“We assist basically only in issuing a citation if there is a violation,” Johnsburg Police Chief Keith Von Allmen said.
The gas station was issued a $400 citation, and the village liquor commissioner will determine whether there will be further consequences, Von Allmen said.
ILCC agents also work with local and state law enforcement agents to focus on communities with a high incidence of underage liquor sales.
It’s not clear how much the Illinois Liquor Control Commission fines.
Three Algonquin businesses failed checks the same day.