A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
Crystal Lake Police Conduct Second Round of Tobacco Compliance Checks
On March 6th Tobacco Compliance Checks within the City limits.
A total of 36 businesses within the City that hold valid licenses to sell tobacco products were checked and of them 34 were found to be in compliance.
Two businesses failed the checks, selling tobacco products to an underage minor and were subsequently cited.
Businesses cited were:
- Oak Street Food and Liquor, located at 256 N. Oak Street, Crystal Lake
- 7-11, located at 60 West Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake.
Operating under a State funded grant, the Illinois Liquor Commission has been the lead agency in developing strategies that reduce illegal tobacco sales to minors.
Crystal Lake Police will continue the campaign throughout 2014 in an effort to stop illegal tobacco sales to minors by the implementation and expansion of community-based programs, utilizing retail education, enforcement and public awareness.