Naperville Police Announce Results of Tobacco Compliance Checks
The Naperville Police Department completed the third round of tobacco compliance checks in Naperville during the last two weeks. Approximately 70 establishments were checked with a person under the age of 18, and three establishments failed the compliance check.
Compliance checks are performed to determine if local tobacco retailers are complying with the minimum-age tobacco laws that prohibit the sale of tobacco to persons under the age of 18. 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 three businesses 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 18.
Walgreens – 3035 Book Rd
BP Amoco – 1983 Brookdale Rd
Road Ready – 515 E Ogden Ave
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.