City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Minors — See Ch. 343.
[Adopted 1-19-1993 (Art. V, Ch. III, Section D, of the 1993 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALCOHOL
The product of distillation of any fermented liquid, whether rectified or diluted, whatever may be the origin thereof, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol. It does not include denatured alcohol or wood alcohol.
ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR
Includes alcohol, spirits, and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, except wine or beer, and capable of being consumed as a beverage by a human being.
BEER
A beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or concoction of barley, or other grain, malt, and hops in water, and includes, among other things, beer, ale, stout, lager beer, porter and the like.
SPIRITS
Any beverage which contains alcohol obtained by distillation, mixed with water or other substance in solution and includes brandy, rum, whiskey, gin, or other spirituous liquors, and such liquors when rectified, blended or otherwise mixed with alcohol or other substances.
WINE
Any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of the natural contents of fruits or vegetables containing sugar, including such beverages when fortified by the addition of alcohol or spirits, as above defined.
[Amended 3-3-2009 by Ord. No. 6448; 8-16-2011 by Ord. No. 6693]
A. 
Prohibited conduct.
(1) 
Any person under the age of 21 years shall not purchase or accept a gift of wine or beer or have wine or beer in his/her possession.
(2) 
The consumption of wine or beer by any person under the age of 21 years is forbidden.
(3) 
No person under the age of 21 years shall purchase or accept a gift of alcoholic liquor or have alcoholic liquor in his/her possession.
(4) 
The consumption of alcoholic liquor by any person under the age of 21 years is forbidden.
B. 
The possession and dispensing or consumption by a minor of alcoholic liquor, wine or beer in the performance of a religious service or ceremony, or the consumption by a minor under the direct supervision and approval of the parents or parent of such minor in the privacy of a home, is not prohibited by this article.
C. 
Every person under the age of 21 years who purchases or attempts to purchase liquor shall be guilty of a violation of this article. However, this section does not apply to persons between 18 years of age and 21 years of age who are participating in an In-House Controlled Purchase Program (as provided in § 329-11 of this Code) as agent of a retail liquor licensee, and as authorized and permitted by the Liquor Control Commissioner and/or the City of Crystal Lake Police Department. Violations of Subsections A(1), A(3) and/or § 329-19 of the City of Crystal Lake Code of Ordinances for either the sale of alcohol to, or the purchase of alcohol by, a minor pursuant and in strict compliance with an In-House Controlled Purchase Program authorized by the Liquor Control Commissioner and/or the City of Crystal Lake Police Department may not be used for criminal or administrative prosecution. This section shall not, however, prohibit prosecution of a person under the age of 21 who is participating in an In-House Controlled Purchase Program and who either: 1) consumes any alcohol purchased in connection with such In-House Controlled Purchase Program, and/or 2) removes from the licensed premises any alcohol purchased in connection with an In-House Controlled Purchase Program.
[Adopted 9-19-1995 by Ord. No. 3833 (Art. V, Ch. III, Section P, of the 1993 Code)]
Any officer having probable cause that intoxicating liquors are being kept in violation of law in any place shall search such suspected place; and if such officer or person finds upon the premises intoxicating liquors, he/she shall seize the same, together with the vessels in which they are contained, and all implements and furniture used in connection with such liquors in the illegal keeping, bargaining, selling, exchanging, giving away or carrying the same, and any wagon, automobile, vehicle, contrivance, thing or device used in conveying said liquors or kept for the purpose of violating this article and shall arrest any person or persons in charge of such place or aiding in any manner in carrying on the business conducted in such place.
[Amended 8-5-2008 by Ord. No. 6397]
Consumption of any alcoholic liquors, or possession of any alcoholic liquors, except in the original container with the seal unbroken, including beer and wine, at any time in any public park, street, alley or public place owned, controlled or operated by the City is prohibited, unless otherwise authorized by law.
[Amended 3-3-2009 by Ord. No. 6448]
Any persons violating this article shall be fined pursuant to Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, for each offense, and in accordance with Chapter 248, Fines.