Crystal Lake Police conducted the second round of tobacco compliance checks within the city limits on Thursday, March 7.
A total of 40 businesses with valid tobacco licenses were checked, and, of them, 35 were found to be in compliance, Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior stated in a release.
However, five businesses failed the compliance checks, and subsequently were cited for selling tobacco products to an underage minor, Dziewior said.
The following Crystal Lake businesses were cited:
Circle K, 220 E. Route 14.
Crystal Lake Mart, 770 Virginia Rd.
Downtown Crystal Lake Marathon, 90 Brink St.
Goga Phillips, 415 W. Route 14.
Oak Street Food and Liquor, 256 N. Oak St.
Operating under a state funded grant, the Illinois Liquor Commission has been the lead agency in developing strategies that reduce illegal tobacco sales to minors.
Crystal Lake Police will continue the campaign throughout 2013 in an effort to stop illegal tobacco sales to minors by the implementation and expansion of community-based programs, utilizing retail education, enforcement and public awareness.