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St. Charles Police Target the Alibi

Free drinks offer draws ire of other downtown bars feeling City Council pressure. Liquor license holder cited with two violations.

St. Charles Police Target the Alibi

It would appear that at least a few downtown St. Charles liquor license holders have taken to heart the City Council’s proposed crackdown on over serving alcohol and a proliferation of drunken brawls in recent months.

Saturday, one downtown bar owner told police he and another bar manager had received information from their customers that the Alibi, 12 N. 3rd St., was serving free drinks form commercial purposes and was even advertising it, both of which are prohibited by the state liquor code, according to police.

Police issued one citation on each of the charges to Richard A. Simpson Jr., 33, of Downers Grove, who told officers he was the holder of the Alibi’s liquor license.

According to a police report on the incident, officers were alerted to the free drinks by Jeremy Casiello, owner of Alley 64 Bar & Grill, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"alley-64"} -->, 212 W. Main St. Police also spoke with Mike Davis, manager of

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