A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department about 6.3% of liquor license holders selling alcohol to those under eighteen:
Crystal Lake Police Conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Checks at Local Retail Establishments
The Crystal Lake Police Department completed another round of Alcohol Compliance Checks.
During the month of May, we examined 79 separate locations licensed to sell alcoholic beverages in Crystal Lake, including businesses that sell packaged alcoholic beverages and those that serve such
beverages for on-site consumption.
In all of the 79 businesses examined, persons under the age of 21, under the guidance and supervision of Crystal Lake police officers, entered and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages.
With the exception of five businesses, the clerks or business employees appropriately checked the purchaser’s identification, recognized them as being underage, and did not complete the sale.
The following businesses illegally sold alcohol to a minor:
- CVS Pharmacy – 177 W. Virginia Street
- Chipotle Mexican Grill – 5006 Northwest Highway
- Garfield’s Beveridge – 320 W. Virginia Street
- The General Store – 1309 North Avenue
- McHenry Athletic Complex (MAC) – 1310 Ridgefield Road
Crystal Lake officers cited the clerks/employees who completed the sale to a minor.
An Adjudication Hearing on these matters is scheduled for 8:30 am on June 6, 2018, at the Crystal Lake Municipal Center, 100 West Woodstock Street.
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among adolescent Americans and teenage alcohol consumption is a leading contributing factor.
The Crystal Lake Police Department strives to develop partnerships with local merchants to help
them achieve the goal of zero alcohol sales to minors.
The Crystal Lake Police Department conducts these Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement checks randomly throughout the year and we will continue to do so in the future.