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Winchester Gas Station Has Alcohol and Gaming License Suspended Again – WLDS

A Winchester petrol station has lost its alcohol and gambling licence for the second time in less than 18 months.

The Scott County Times reports that Winchester Mayor Rex McIntire suspended the Winchester Food Mart’s business license for 30 days last Wednesday during a regular meeting of the Winchester City Council.

McIntire cited at least three instances in which the establishment sold alcohol to minors during sting operations by local police after numerous complaints. The most recent incident occurred in early May, according to online court records.

Sukhjinder Singh, 35, of Chandlerville, pleaded guilty June 10t in Scott County Court for three counts of selling alcohol to minors and was fined. McIntire told the Winchester City Council last Wednesday that he and City Attorney John Paul Coonrod are waiting for the case to work its way through the court system before taking any action. McIntire told the council that if the establishment is caught selling to minors again, he will revoke their license altogether.

Owner Surjit Singh may not have to wait that long. He is currently still facing a tax evasion case filed in Sangamon County Court by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office for allegedly underpaying the state and its gas stations at three locations. A new date in the case has not been set after yesterday’s pretrial hearing.