ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- On August 26, 2013 the Rockford Police Department’s Community Services Unit combined efforts with the Winnebago County Health Department to conduct citywide tobacco compliance checks at businesses that sell tobacco products in the City of Rockford.
During these checks, official funds from the Winnebago County Health Department and minors employed by the Health Department were utilized to make controlled purchases of cigarettes from these businesses.
Twenty-six stores were checked in the City of Rockford. The following stores sold cigarettes to minors and the clerks at the following businesses were issued citations for “Sale of Tobacco Products to Minors”
1.) Cigarettes & More Store, 3816 Auburn Street
2.) Schnucks, 2642 Charles Street
3.) Sabares Smoke Shop, 3750 E. State Street
4.) BP Gas, 3420 E. State Street