Oak Park is looking at tougher consequences for minors who drink alcohol, smoke or use marijuana, placing emphasis on cracking down on teen drinking parties.
The tougher rules extend to teens attending parties who aren’t drinking. Currently, those who are not visibly intoxicated or in possession of alcohol aren’t subject to any violation under village code. Under potential new ordinances, any teen at a party where alcohol is served could be ticketed. Also, adults 21 years or older could receive a violation if they had knowledge of a teen drinking party at their home.
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