CHAMPAIGN – Champaign Mayor Jerry Schweighart suspended the liquor license of a campus tavern Friday.
Schweighart, who also serves as liquor commissioner, on Friday announced a three-day suspension for C.O. Daniels at 608 E. Daniel St., C. The suspension, part of a stipulated agreement between the city and C.O. Daniels, was to be from Friday morning through early Wednesday, according to Schweighart's announcement.
Specifically, the license was suspended from 6 a.m. Friday to 2:30 a.m. today, along with 6 a.m. Sunday until 2:30 a.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday until 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Schweighart said the suspension is a result of a violation of the city code on Sept. 16. The city prohibits people under age 19 from entering a licensed liquor establishment.
Schweighart said it is the liquor commissioner's policy to suspend a liquor license for a period of time to include the day of the week and conditions under which the violation occurred.
"Our goal is voluntary compliance from all of our bars in terms of how they operate their business," Schweighart said.
Further violations could be subject to longer suspensions or ultimate revocation of the liquor license for C.O. Daniels, he said.