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.

It would appear that at least a few downtown St. Charles liquor license holders have taken to heart the St. Charles 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 for 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

Ginny September 20, 2012 at 04:23 PM
The photo shown is not the Alibi location in St. Charles - The Alibi in St. Charles is on 3rd Street, where the Market Antique shops used to be?
Justin Eggar September 20, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I personally think that we should have more laws in the US. One can never have enough of government intervention to make its citizens lives better. I'd like to propose that there is a fine on all businesses open more than 8 hours a day. They are promoting our countries poor citizens to overspend... and look where it has gotten our country. After that, I'd like to ban people walking on public streets. Don't people know that there is a chance that they could trip and fall? And who would be liable for that crack in the sidewalk? It's disaster waiting to happen. Call me a cynic, but perhaps the government doesn't have to be the fix for every problem that comes along in life? Wait a second, I've got to sneeze... somebody call the police.
Leia C. September 20, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Agreed. You'd think they would either have a photo on file or it wouldn't be too hard to go take one of the actual restaurant.


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