“We are excited to offer this program to Illinois communities and commend them for their interest in assisting us reach our ultimate goal – for all kids to be tobacco-free,” said Mark T. Bishop, executive director of the commission.  “Through the implementation of retail education programs and enforcement efforts, communities are equipping retailers in their areas with the appropriate tools that will assist in reducing illegal tobacco sales to minors”. 

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission is the state regulatory agency, which ensures that liquor licensees comply with the provisions of the Liquor Control Act.  In addition, the Commission provides industry education programs, which focus on enforcement practices, the meaning of Illinois liquor control laws, the reduction of illegal sales of alcoholic beverages to minors, and responsibility in serving and selling practices.

For additional information, contact the Winnebago County Health Department at 720-4000 or the Illinois Liquor Control Commission at (312) 814-2206.