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Jenny McCarthy's Sister, Celebrities Cited for Public Intoxication in Geneva

A "Dancing With the Stars" winner, a professional dancer, a Hollywood actor/writer/producer and the sister of Genevan Jenny McCarthy among the group cited at Third and State streets.

A bevy of Hollywood and international celebrities were cited for public drunkenness in the wee hours of Sunday morning in downtown Geneva.

According to Geneva police reports, six people were cited under city ordinance for public intoxication around 5:43 a.m. Aug. 25 at 302 W. State St., just outside EvenFlow Music & Spirits.

Cited were Alexis Gault of Geneva, Kelly Monaco of Pocono Pines, PA, Sergey Onik of West Hollywood, CA, Michael Isaacson of Geneva, Joanne McCarthy of Sherman Oaks, CA, and Heath Freeman of Los Angeles, CA. The citation carries a $50 fine if paid by its due date.

An article in the Kane County Chronicle identifies Gault as a server at EvenFlow.

Monaco is an American modelactressreality television contestant and winner of Dancing with the Stars in Season 1, according to Wikipedia.

Onik is a U.S. National Dance champion, personal instructor to Kirstie Alley and Official 100 Days of Dance director, according to 100daysofdance.com.

Heath Freeman is an actor, writer and producer, according to IMDB.com.

Joanne McCarthy was a makeup artist for Oblivion and Dancing With the Stars, according to IMDB. She's also the sister of Geneva resident and soon-to-be View co-host Jenny McCarthy, a resident of Geneva.

The group was in town for a celebrity fundraiser in St. Charles hosted by Jenny McCarthy to raise funds for Bridges Montessori Academy in St. Charles, where her son, Evan, goes to school.

According to the Chronicle article, police reports indicate that Joanne McCarthy told police the group arrived at EvenFlow at 1:45 a.m. for an after-hours party attended by 30 or 40 of McCarthy's guests. The article also quotes EvenFlow co-owner Michael Knuth as saying the group was not served after 1:45 a.m., which would be illegal under city ordinance.

EvenFlow has been cited for serving a patron between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Nov. 27 and for serving an underage patron during Swedish Days in June.


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Jaqueline Young August 30, 2013 at 01:51 PM
This is just shotty journalism. Looks like their previous citation of "serving a patron between 2am-6am" was really just the owner having a beer after hours by himself. And the "underage patron" that was served was sent in specifically as a sting by the GPD. What a witch hunt - no wonder its so hard to get entrepreneurs to invest in our downtown and open businesses here.
Julie August 30, 2013 at 02:54 PM
These "witch hunts" are conducted all over the united states and I think they are a good practice. I don't understand people who get upset when police do their job to make sure people and businesses are abiding by the law. FOLLOW the law and that same "underage patron" who asked for a drink would have been asked to show an ID and he/she would have walked out w/out one. Simple as that. Plus, GPD makes it easy and conducts these SAFETY checks every year during Swedish Days I think. How much of a warning do people want/need? Train the employees to abide by the law or suffer the consequences. When I read about the "sting" in the paper, they publish who fails but they also publish what businesses/employees did their job correctly.
Tom Brown September 16, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Evenflow is trying to DO SOMETHING to put themselves and Geneva on the map. If they have a party after hours and DON'T CHARGE for the drinks and make sure everyone gets home safe, I think it should be OK with the city. If the owner want's a beer after a long shift, the police are not serving the public well to make an issue out of it. That area isn't near any residences where noise would be an issue. There is also no issue with traffic safety if after-hours celebrities are limo'ed home or to their hotels. Evenflow, if you want to do this sort of stuff, do it right and take care of your guests. Geneva, if this is what it takes to get a top-flight night spot going, make allowances so it can happen. I predicted Evenflow would be gone within months but they've held on. I'm not a frequent patron, but I think the community should make some allowance for the special circumstances that a club like this can encounter. Attracting celebrities to the city is good for retail trade and good for Geneva. Be smart. Manage it, don't forbid it. Overreaching by the local police is wrong. If there is no hazard, there is no cause for making trouble for businesses or for paying customers. When behavior gets disruptive or dangerous to the public, it's time to intervene. It's wrong for police to create situations that make trouble for businesses. If Evenflow were known for rampant serving of minors, maybe something should be done, but I don't think that's the case. Why can't we all just get along????
Jeff walsma September 16, 2013 at 12:43 PM
I think we need to spend more time ISSUING TICKETS TO SPEEDERS and less time downtown bugging to establishment.Driving in Geneva is crazy. People don,t slow down or stop for pedestrians on 3rd street and yet where are all the police??? .I for one are sick and tired of the 40 mile an hour IDIOTS on third.Common where,s the common sense stuff here .

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