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Three Oak Forest businesses cited for underage liquor sales

(OAK FOREST) Three businesses in south suburban Oak Forest were cited last week for selling alcohol to minors, state authorities said.

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission and the Oak Forest Police Department conducted compliance checks on 19 businesses in Oak Forest on Thursday, Feb. 19, according to a statement from the ILCC.

Three businesses were issued citations after they failed the check:

— Cindy’s Pub, 5230 W. 159th St.;

— Circle K, 5600 W. 159th St.;

— Oak Forest Bowl, 15240 S. Cicero Ave.

The 16 other businesses passed the compliance check by refusing to sell liquor to the ILCC’s underage participant, according to the statement. None of the businesses visited had previously failed a compliance check.

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Police searching for driver who crashed stolen SUV in Oak Forest

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(OAK FOREST) Police are searching for a driver who ran away after crashing a stolen SUV into a utility pole early Thursday in south suburban Oak Forest.

The vehicle was speeding when it crashed into the utility pole and flipped over about 2:30 a.m. near 155th and Cicero, said Oak Forest Police Sgt. Scott Durano.

The driver ran away after the crash and the vehicle was reported stolen out of Markham, he said.

About 1,600 ComEd customers lost power after the utility pole went down in crash, spokeswoman Liz Keating said. Power was fully restored by about 3:15 a.m.

Durano said officers with the Oak Forest Police Department were searching the area for the driver.


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