Monday, March 15, 2010

CU Bars in the News, Dozens of tickets issued during bar checks in Champaign

From the News-Gazette

Dozens of tickets issued during bar checks in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – Bar checks performed by local and state authorities late last month and early this month resulted in a number of citations for underage drinkers and bar, restaurant and convenience store employees.

Illinois State Police and Champaign police, as part of Operation Campus/Tap details on Feb. 27 and March 6, issued 64 citations.

Here's the highlights:

– CO Daniel's, 608 E. Daniel St.; 1 citation.

– Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St.; 0 citations.

– Station 211, 211 E. Green St.; 9 citations.

– It's Brother's, 613 E. Green St.; 9 citations.

– Legend's, 522 E. Green St.; 2 citations.

– Murphy's Pub, 604 E. Green St.; 7 citations.

– Chester Street Bar, 65 Chester St.; 7 citations.

– Fire Haus, 708 S. Sixth St.; 5 citations.

– Boltini Lounge, 211 N. Neil St.; 0 citations.

– Joe's Brewery, 706 S. Fifth St.; 7 citations.

– Guido's, 2 Main St.; 0 citations.

– Blind Pig Brewery, 120 N. Walnut St.; 0 citations

– Campus area streets: 17 citations.

Why they put in the zero citations is confusing, but it shows that some bars are doing their job. Those were Cowboy Monkey, Boltini Lounge, Guido's, and Blind Pig Brewery. You'll also note those are all downtown and not campus bars.

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