My Suburban Life Editorial on New Social Hosting Law

January 20, 2015 0

LAKE COUNTY – A new Illinois state law imposes penalties for parents or guardians who provide alcohol to minors on private property including vehicles, boats, and motor homes, and private planes.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office intends to enforce the new laws on the county’s many lakes come boating season, according to Sgt. James McKinney of Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Unit. As of Jan. 1, there is a $2,500 fine and up to a […]

Extreme binge drinking: How common is it among high school seniors?

January 19, 2015 0

A University of Michigan study published online in JAMA Pediatrics finds that ten percent of high school seniors have engaged in extreme binge drinking, drinking 10 or more alcoholic drinks in a single sitting.The study is based on data from a nationally representative sample of more than 16,000 high school seniors, surveyed between 2005 and 2011 as part of the annual Monitoring the Future Study conducted by the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR). “More […]

New Law goes into effect with help from the Task Force

January 5, 2015 0

From the December 20th Lake County News Sun. Parents and guardians considering allowing their teens to host parties will be responsible for more than just the alcohol consumed in the house when the new year rolls in. Beginning Jan. 1, parents and guardians can be fined up to $2,000 if they allow those under 21 to drink in vehicles, trailers, campers or boats under their ownership or control. And if a death occurs as a […]