by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN, MPâ€”A state-agency sting May 20 at 24 area businesses resulted in eight citations for selling alcohol to minors, including two taverns and one restaurant in Elburn and one bar in Maple Park.
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission, assisted by the Illinois State Police, conducted the operation in which underage volunteers attempted to purchase liquor from the establishments.
Among the businesses cited were Schmidtâ€™s Towne Tavern, 107 N. Main St., Elburn; Rileyâ€™s Classic Bar & Grill, 117 N. Main St., Elburn; Rosatiâ€™s, 860 N. Main St., Elburn; and Big Dawgâ€™s, 107 Main St., Maple Park.
The other businesses cited for the offense were located in Waterman, Hinckley and Shabbona.
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission will mail official citation notices to the owners of the businesses, said agency representative Sue Hofer.
Penalties may range from fines to liquor-license revocation, depending upon the cited businessesâ€™ histories of state liquor code violations, Hofer said.
Local law enforcement agencies, including municipal police and Kane County Sheriffâ€™s departments, were not involved in the investigation.