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Businesses cited, fined for liquor violations

Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 10:44 p.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina recently enforced local liquor ordinances at a hearing involving five businesses, according to a Monday news release.

The city’s Liquor Control Commission held the hearing April 21. The businesses included Rookies All American Pub & Grill, 1545 W. Main St., Walmart, 150 Smith Road, St. Charles Bowl, 2520 W. Main St., the Thirsty Fox Pub, 104 E. Main St., and Alley 64, 212 W. Main St.

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission on Feb. 27 cited Rookies and Walmart for violation of liquor control laws. Someone younger than age 21 was served alcohol at Rookies, according to the release.

Rookies was fined $1,000 and $500 for legal fees, and its license wastemporarily suspended from midnight to 2 a.m. April 26, the release said. Because of the suspension, no alcoholic beverages were to be sold or served on the premises during those hours.

Rookies’ last liquor violation was in 2012.

Someone at Walmart sold alcoholic liquor to a person younger than age 21, the release said. The store was fined $500 and $500 for legal fees. This was the St. Charles Walmart’s first offense.

The Thirsty Fox Pub and St. Charles Bowl each failed a March 21 St. Charles police liquor compliance check for selling alcoholic liquor to a person younger than age 21, the police department said.

St. Charles Bowl, whose most recent liquor violation was in 2011, was fined $750 and $500 for legal fees, according to the release. The Thirsty Fox Pub was given a continuance until May 19.

Alley 64 was cited March 4 for remaining open for business and permitting individuals to remain within its premises during hours in which the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited, the release said. The business was given a continuance until May 19.

“The liquor commission will continue to be diligent in recognizing our disdain for liquor service to minors and violations of state and city liquor codes,” Rogina said in the release.

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