The Liquor Commission Advisory Board, a five member panel appointed by Mayor Sandra Bury, will meet tonight at 5:00 p.m. and advise her as the liquor commissioner on four separate incidents at three bars including Reilly’s Daughter, TC’s Too, and Demmas.
On June 16th, Reilly’s Daughter was issued an ordinance violation for serving two underage patrons during a “bar check” conducted by the Oak Lawn police. The two underage men said that the bar was not at fault because one of the men jumped into the beer garden to avoid the doorman’s ID check and the other man showed a fake License.
The incident at Demma’s Lounge was more recent, occurring on October 1st, when the Oak Lawn police were called to the bar with the claim that an armed man was in the bar making threats. The man was arrested at gunpoint by the police and searched. He did not have a gun and the threats that were apparently made consisted of the man telling two others that he had a gun.
TC’s Too had two incidents, one on September 22nd and the other October 18th. In the first one, two patrons were arguing and when one refused to stay from the other, the security personnel asked him to leave. As he was being escorted out he exchanged punches with the security officer who apparently won the fight and handcuffed him.
The second incident allegedly occurred on October 16th but the police were only informed two days later when a patron of TC’s Too came to the police station to file a complaint for battery. He said he was punched in the eye in an “altercation” with the bouncer.
The bouncer walked outside the bar to tell the man that he could not drink alcohol outside. The man admits that he may have called the bouncer’s mother and sister “whores”. The next thing the man remembered, according to his story, was waking up on the ground next to the car after the bouncer knocked him out. The man waived his right to file a complaint but he said he wanted it documented in order to sue the bar for civil damages.
As liquor commissioner, the Mayor has the right to take action against liquor licenses for violations of the local or state liquor code.