Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Lake County Health Department received a national Drug-Free Communities grant for the Lake County Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force.
Armed with new resources and ideas, Lake County officials are more determined than ever to reduce drinking and prescription drug abuse among youths. The Lake County Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force recently secured a $125,000 national Drug Free Communities grant that will help local municipalities raise more awareness in the suburbs and implement programs aimed at easing these problems across the county. “The ultimate goal is to reduce substance abuse levels in Lake County,” said Kristine Andersen, the Lake County Health Department’s coordinator for alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention. “There’s no one (effort) that’s going to change it all, but if you have the right tools and use the right tools at the right time, it can make …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Buffalo Grove conducted the tests last month as part of an ongoing Lake County compliance program.
When Buffalo Grove police sent underage customers into 15 establishments this fall, employees at each one refused to sell alcohol to minors. The program was part of an ongoing Lake County effort to promote positive practices in local businesses. The latest checks were conducted Sept. 27 in Buffalo Grove, timed in conjunction with Homecoming season. “Consistency from community to community and monitoring underage drinking issues will help us be successful in addressing this problem and saving lives. Our desire is to see 100 percent compliance, but it is refreshing to see the majority of businesses realize the seriousness of this issue and did not sell alcohol to the underage participants,” said Mundelein Police Chief Ray Rose, co-chairman …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Three businesses were found in violation; 38 passed the Buffalo Grove Police Department's undercover inspection.
Employees at three Buffalo Grove businesses were cited with selling alcohol to underage customers during an undercover operation in May. Buffalo Grove police conducted liquor compliance checks alongside other members of the Lake County Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force. They teamed with young adults in the community to see whether they would be able to purchase alcohol using identification that showed they were younger than 21. Cited with selling alcohol to a minor on May 23 were Giordano’s employee Jason Germack, 23, of Buffalo Grove; Buffalo Restaurant employee Wendy Plimpton, 40, of McHenry; and BG Liquors employee Hardik Patel, 35, of Streamwood. Sale of alcohol to a person younger than 21 years of age is illegal under local and …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Lake County Task Force Targets Underage Drinking
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Buffalo Grove is among the villages that participate in Lake County's Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The following data is from Lake County's latest survey of sixth-graders, eighth-graders, sophomores and seniors. A follow-up survey is being conducted this spring.
Of the 20,000 students surveyed in 2010: Complete survey results are attached at right. The survey is conducted every other year. This year's survey results will be released in the fall. Find out how Lake County officials are addressing concerns about youth behavior at Lake County Task Force Targets Underage Drinking.