Tobacco Compliance Check Results in One Citation

Naperville Police found one out of approximately 70 establishments to be in violation

The Naperville Police Department recently conducted tobacco compliance checks at approximately 70 retailers and found only one establishment to be in violation of Naperville’s minimum-age tobacco laws.

This third round of tobacco compliance checks was completed by Naperville Police during the first and third weeks of April 2017 with the assistance of a person under the age of 21 years. The compliance checks are performed to determine if local tobacco retailers are complying with the minimum-age tobacco laws, which prohibit the sale of tobacco to persons under the age of 21.

With the help from a grant awarded by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s “Kids Can’t Buy ‘Em Here” Tobacco Enforcement Program, the Naperville Police Department educates local tobacco retailers on minimum-age tobacco laws and the importance of verifying the age of customers before selling age-restrictive products such as tobacco. All tobacco retailers are given a retailer education packet and are notified that the tobacco checks are going to occur in the near future.

The following business failed the compliance check, and the clerk who sold the cigarettes was issued a City Ordinance citation for selling tobacco to a person under the age of 21 years:

  • BP Amoco – 901 N. Washington St.

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.


About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.