Bar checks bring 37 tickets for underage drinking

Bar checks bring 37 tickets for underage drinking

CHAMPAIGN — Some three dozen tickets were issued for underage drinking at a half-dozen campus bars in a police check last week.

Champaign and state police checked six campus bars on May 2, into the early hours of May 3, and issued 37 tickets for minors possessing or purchasing alcohol.

The bars and numbers of tickets issued were:

Fire Haus, 708 S. Sixth St.: 9

Clybourne, 706 S. Sixth St.: 8

Murphy's Pub, 604 E. Green St.: 7

Kam's, 618 E. Daniel St.: 5

Fire Station Pizza, 510 E. John St.: 5

It's Brothers, 613 E. Green St.: 3

The bar sweeps, which focus on underage drinking, are paid for with money from the Justice Department, passed through the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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Utowner wrote on May 08, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Another great use of taxpayer funds...

constantly amazed wrote on May 08, 2012 at 8:05 pm

37 tickets times $320 per ticket= $11,840. I don't think they wasted anything,


they spent at most $2,000 on over time and issued over $11,000 in tickets.

ChampaignChicagoan wrote on May 09, 2012 at 1:05 am

lets not forget the fines the bars face for having underage drinkers there as well.....

sameeker wrote on May 09, 2012 at 8:05 am

Meanwhile, people are getting beaten on the streets because the cops are all in the bars raking revenue. Of course, there is no money to be made by protecting and serving.