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Waitress Serves Beer to 12-Year-Old During Police Sting

Cook County Sheriff's Office busts Maine Township bar, 4 others in underage liquor sales check.

While conducting a liquor compliance check in Maine, Wheeling and Leyden townships last week, the Cook County Sheriff's Office found Premier Billiards & Café, 2626 Golf Rd. in unincorporated Glenview, to be negligent after a waitress filled a beer order for a group of underage patrons, who included a 12-year-old, according to a news release.

The sheriff's office partnered with junior high and high school students for the sweep that targeted 18 restaurants, bars and liquor stores. Of the eight businesses visited in Maine and Wheeling townships, only Premier was found to be noncompliant.

In Leyden Township, 10 businesses were a part of the sweep, with four found in violation. They are:

  • Possum’s Pub, 2324 N. Mannheim Rd.
  • Convenient Place, 101 E. Grand Ave.
  • Ozzie’s Food Store, 1158 W. Grand Ave.
  • Tequilaz Bar and Grill, 11220 W. Grand Ave.

The sheriff's office said they will continue the operation throughout suburban Cook County. The fine for businesses that are first-time offenders is generally $500.

Lisa Cisneros April 01, 2011 at 03:42 PM
This is ABSOLUTELY NOT an April Fools joke...I know, right?
Carrie Rodbard April 01, 2011 at 05:27 PM
What an IDIOT!!!!!! Oh my God, how do you not know when someone is 12?!?!?!? Even a mature 12 year old doesn't pass for 21 if you have half a brain! This makes me sick!
John C April 01, 2011 at 06:13 PM
Maybe in her home country its ok to serve a 12 yearold. No no, maybe she mixed the Root beer with the real beer. Ops
Jim April 06, 2011 at 02:01 PM
How come no one is outraged about the police using children in their operations? Does anyone think that the police did not know that the groups of kids were going to order alcohol? Emboldening and encouraging children to illegal acts of any kind is never a good idea, no matter what the intentions are. While underage drinking is an issue its really a parenting issue and bringing a 12yr old to bar under any circumstances even with Police supervision is just wrong. Why don't the police target the over-serving of adult patrons and leave the children to their childhoods.
Tricia Williams April 06, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Thank you to the businesses who are compliant and not providing alcohol to minors. We need to find a way to recognize those businesses and list their names so they get some positive recognition.

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