Serving alcohol can be a tricky business. Those ever-hopeful underage drinkers will try to fool you.

That’s why businesses that sell alcohol in Oak Park need to be on high alert over the next few months – all the time, really – according to a press release from the Hemingway District Business Association.

Oak Park Township has provided a grant to the Oak Park Police Department to conduct underage drinking compliance checks over the next few months, according to the press release.

Underage youths will pose as adults and attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages from various businesses. Those who do sell to minors – and we’re guessing there will be a few – could face criminal prosecution.

So dust off your BASSET (Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training) manuals and check those IDs.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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