Police make booze busts

Evanston Police report they cited three store clerks and ten college students for underage liquor law violations Thursday.

Deputy Chief Joseph Bellino says the department sent an under-age citizen volunteer into 13 establishments that sell six-packs of beer and found three — Wild Oats, at 1111 Chicago Ave., Whole Foods at 1640 Chicago Ave. and Bill’s Blues Bar at 1029 Davis St. — sold her beer even though she had no ID indicating she was of legal age.

Police issued citations to the persons selling the beer.

Later on Thursday police checked identification cards of patrons at several downtown bars. They issued underage-drinking citations to one patron at The Keg, 910 Grove St., three at Prairie Moon, 1502 Sherman Ave., and six at the 1800 Club, 1800 Sherman Ave.

Nine of those cited were Northwestern University students. The tenth is a student at Loyola University.

Both the store clerks and bar patrons are scheduled to appear for administrative adjudication hearings at the Civic Center on Nov. 11.


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