Champaign issues rules for Unofficial
CHAMPAIGN - Mayor Don Gerard on Friday released rules that will be in place the night of March 2 into the morning of March 3, the expected dates of "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" on the University of Illinois campus.
The event draws hundreds to the campus for drinking parties.
Among other things, the rules restrict bar entry to those 21 and over, limit keg and other beer sales, prohibit special pricing by bars and require someone at the door of each campus bar to check identification.
Here is a 3-MB pdf file of the rules and the map of the area where they will apply.
More than 360 people were arrested during last year's event, just over a third of them UI students. Others issued notices to appear came from nearly every Big Ten university: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and Wisconsin.