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Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Completes Tobacco Compliance Testing

Only one violation was found in the second round of tobacco compliance testing.

The following is a release issued by the Kendall County Sheriff's Office:

On February 7th, 2013 the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office completed a second round of Tobacco Compliance Testing. All but one of the tobacco retailers in unincorporated Kendall County were in compliance with the Illinois tobacco laws.

One violation occurred at Last Chance Saloon located in the 100 block of South Church Street in Millington. An employee allegedly sold tobacco products to an undercover agent that was sent in by deputies.  The employee was cited for unlawful sale of tobacco to a minor, a petty offense.

The compliance checks are performed to determine if local tobacco retailers are complying with state minimum-age tobacco laws which prohibit the sale of tobacco to persons under the age of 18. With the help from a grant awarded by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s “Kids Can’t Buy ‘Em Here” Tobacco Enforcement Program.

TLC Carpet Floors and More, Inc. February 18, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Great use of tax payer dollars. Lets waste more money on these great ideas. Smoking underage in Millington, really, look around. Try putting our tax dollars to fighting crime.
Jan Connon February 18, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Why let sellers know your testing is done? NOW they know it is safe to sell to underage customers! They should feel at any time they could be watched.
Pam McConnell February 18, 2013 at 06:25 PM
You are complaining about a job well done? This is a GREAT way to spend our tax dollars as it could prevent some HEALTH dollars being spent out of YOUR POCKETS in the future. PREVENTION, PREVENTION, PREVENTION. I am so happy to see we are doing PREVENTION instead of burying our young. And telling everyone the testing is "done" does make them feel they can sell to the young? LOL- catch them "off" guard... smart move in my book.
Allison Fremeter February 18, 2013 at 09:11 PM
How about we use tax dollars to prevent the ever growing use of Heroin in the area? No the city would rather enforce tobacco laws, then catch the heroin dealers living in town. I don't see the point, or how this is prevention either...
Earnan Drummann February 19, 2013 at 12:56 AM
Pam, your caps lock key is acting up.

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