Fall Alcohol Compliance Checks

November 21, 2016 0

The high school football season brings memorable events for young people including homecoming games and related dances and parties. Unfortunately, with these events also come concerns about underage drinking. Throughout the homecoming season, businesses throughout Lake County saw teens entering their stores attempting to purchase alcohol. This was part of a county-wide effort to continue promoting positive practices by stores and restaurants that sell alcohol. Law enforcement agencies worked with local groups and young adults […]

The Social Hosting Law in Illinois

May 27, 2015 0

The Illinois social host law comes in two sections. One section prohibits parents and guardians from hosting or permitting gatherings at their home, in vehicles or watercraft and at other property under their control in which underage persons are allowed to consume alcohol. The second section prohibits any other person from hosting or permitting a gathering at their home in which underage persons are allowed to consume alcohol. This law does not require that the […]

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 […]

New Stevenson Coalition Event Tommorrow

September 29, 2014 0

As many of you know, there is a new community coalition dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use for our youth.  The coalition is called Stand Strong.  We are hosting our first event next Tuesday, September 30th at Stevenson High School from 7:00-9:00 pm.  The event is located in the Performing Arts Center (Parking Lot B) and is free and open to parents from all districts!  The event will feature a panel of experts […]

Drug Registry Program Cuts Down on Prescription Abuse

May 8, 2013 0

This article and video (2:55 minutes) discuss Montana’s prescription drug registry program. It’s said that one person in the state dies from a prescription drug overdose every day. Physicians, pharmacies, and emergency room doctors use the registry on a daily basis and believe it is making a difference. Read more: http://www.kaj18.com/news/drug-registry-program-cuts-down-on-prescription-abuse/#!prettyPhoto/0

“Top 10” safety list for parents during prom & graduation season…

April 23, 2013 0

Which one of these should not belong? Remember, as a parent you do influence your teens. By setting rules and the consequences for breaking those rules, you are acting responsibly as a parent, and not as their friend, to help ensure your teen stays safe. A week or so before the event, talk with your teen about his or her plan for the prom/party. Make sure you know who is involved, where they are going […]

The Nitty Gritty of the New State Law on Social Hosting

February 8, 2013 0

If you permit, allow or host a party at your residence and there are people there who are under 21, and they possess or consume alcoholic beverages, and you know or should have known that they possess or consume alcoholic beverages, you are guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. If someone at that gathering injures or kills someone else, you are guilty of a Class 4 felony. This law does not apply if the underage […]