The sheriff’s office said that clerks at two establishments in Lake County were cited for selling alcohol to minors during recent compliance checks.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they routinely conduct alcohol compliance checks at liquor-selling establishments in Lake County.
“The compliance checks are designed to ensure businesses vending alcohol are not selling to anyone under the age of 21,” Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said.
Of the 55 establishments tested recently, only two of them sold alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
The clerks in violation were ticketed for selling liquor to a minor. They are required to appear in Waukegan court.
Covelli said that notice of the violations was sent to their respective liquor commission jurisdictions.
Udit N. Mehta, 22, who is the clerk at Family Pantry, located at 21190 Commercial Drive in unincorporated Mundelein, was cited.
Rolando Gonzalez, 35, who is the clerk at the Mobil, 33199 North Route 45 in unincorporated Grayslake, was cited.
Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said this recent compliance check was a “big improvement” since the last one.
“While two illegal sales of alcohol is too many, this is a big improvement since our last compliance check. We are pleased that overall, those selling alcohol in Lake County are taking their responsibility seriously,” Idleburg said.