Two St. Charles Establishments Cited for Liquor Violations at Oct. 15 Hearings
Mayor Calls for Hearings to Enforce Liquor Ordinances
Mayor Donald DeWitte, acting as Liquor Control Commissioner, found two St. Charles establishments, Kane County Rookies and Alibi Bar and Grill, to be in violation of local liquor ordinances at hearings held Oct. 15.
Alibi Bar & Grill was cited for giving away liquor for commercial purposes and/or advertising and/or promoting free liquor. The license-holder was fined $1000 plus court costs. This is their second violation since May.
Kane County Rookies was cited for selling, giving or delivering alcohol to intoxicated persons and harboring or permitted intoxicated persons to loiter on the premises. This resulted in a $1500 fine plus court costs and is the second violation for the license holder since December 2011.
“The city of St. Charles Liquor Control Commission will remain vigilant in its oversight of our local bars and restaurants that serve alcohol,” said Mayor DeWitte. “We will continue strict enforcement of the regulations designed to prohibit patrons from being over-served. Violators will be subject to increasing level of fines, suspensions, and revocation if necessary.”
In addition to citations and fines for the establishments serving alcohol, at its Nov. 5 meeting, the City Council will vote on a recommendation from the Government Operations Committee to increase fines for fighting, public intoxication and public urination/defecation.
For more information, contact Mayor DeWitte at 630-377-4444.
About the City of St. Charles
Friendly neighborhoods, diverse retailers, international employers, innovative schools, beautiful parks, varied cultural amenities, and unique architecture have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the City of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000. Over 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The City of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine. www.stcharlesil.gov