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2011 "Project Sticker Shock" Activities

DATE: March 31, 2011
CONTACT: Ted Penesis (

Local groups will be placing Project Sticker Shock materials in liquor establishments throughout Illinois during April – Alcohol Awareness Month. Following is just a sampling of the hundreds of upcoming Sticker Shock educational activities to be held throughout the state (listed alphabetically by area of activity):

Algonquin. Sgt. Robert Salazar will be conducting their Sticker Shock detail on Fri, April 15, 3:30-8pm in conjunction with the Jacobs Safety Initiative.

Alsip. Police Chief Christopher Radz will be visiting 15 liquor establishments  to distribute Sticker Shock materials on Fri, April 1.

Aurora. Led by Breaking Free’s Ann McBride, the East Aurora High School Operation Snowball group will be conducting citywide Sticker Shock activities on Sat, April 30.

Bartlett. Mireya Flores and the Bartlett Police Department’s Crime Prevention/Public Services Bureau will distribute Sticker Shock materials to approximately 35 liquor establishments during the week of April 4-8. 

Belgium. Police Chief Josh Brown will distribute Sticker Shock materials to Belgium liquor establishments on Fri, April 1.

Bloomington. Project Oz’s Lisa Soliday from will work with the Heartland Coalition’s Youth Action Board on Sticker Shock activities Wed, April 13, 5:30-8:30pm.

Bradley. The Bradley Police Department and Bradley-Bourbonnais High School SADD Chapter will be stickering 44 establishments on Fri, April 1. Bradly Mayor Bruce Adams and Chief Steve Coy will kick off the local Sticker Shock effort at 2:45pm in the Village of Bradley Council Chambers (147 S. Michigan Ave).

Burr Ridge. Students form Hinsdale South and Downers Grove South high schools will meet up with Ofc. Angie Zucchero at the Burr Ridge Police Station (7700 County Line Rd.) on Fri, Apr. 1, 10:30am for a quick briefing prior to heading out on their stickering rounds.

Carroll County. The Carroll County Substance Education Coalition (CCSEC) will promote their Wed, April 13 Sticker Shock activities on the radio (WCCI 100.3 FM) Sat, April 2 from 1-4pm. West Carroll and Milledgeville High School Students Against Destructive Decisions, along with Eastland High School Students for Sober Living, will be accompanied by local police officials and adult volunteers during the April 13 visits to liquor outlets in six towns. 

Chicago. Various efforts conducted throughout the month of April, including the March 31 statewide kickoff event in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

Christian County. Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp and youth from the Christian County Prevention Coalition will visit ten liquor establishments during the April 1-4 period.

Crystal Lake. Prior to leading the teens on their Wed, April 20, 3:30pm Sticker Shock rounds, Crystal Lake Police Officer Sean McGrath will hold a 2pm educational session at police headquarters (100 W. Woodstock Street) for all local licensees.

DeKalb County. The Ben Gordon Center’s DeKalb County Partnership for a Safe, Active and Family Environment is working with the Youth Action Group, consisting of students from eight local schools, to implement a Sticker Shock campaign in local DeKalb County liquor stores during the month of April.

DePue. Police Chief Mike West will supervise DePue High School students during their visit to Casey’s, 100 W 4th St, on Thu, April 7, 3:30pm.

Evanston. The Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Council, led by Megan Polydoris, will be stickering 13 liquor establishments on Wed, May 11, 4:30pm.

Fox River Grove. Police Officer Mike Miller will be visiting ten liquor establishments on Fri, April 1.

Granville. Dawn Conerton, Director of the Community Partners Again Substance Abuse Coalition, will lead ten teen volunteers on their rounds to four liquor stores on Thu, April 7, including The Corner Store (202 S. McCoy St.) at 3:30pm.

Grundy County. Coordinator Paula Goodwin and her No Tolerance Task Force and Operation Snowball teens will blanket the county with thousands of stickers on Fri, April 1 beginning at 9am.

Gurnee. On Mon April 11, 1pm, Mayor Kristina Kovarik, Police Commander Willie Meyer, and DARE Officers Darren Baker and Mark Gliva will meet up with Warren Township High School teens at the Gurnee Police Department (100 N. O'Plaine Rd.) to kick off their Sticker Shock activities.

Havana. Teen volunteers from the Havana Area Prevention Team and Havana High School Prevention Squad will be chaperoned by the Mason County Sheriff’s Department on their Sticker Shock rounds during the afternoon of Tue, April 5.

Hennepin. Putnam County School District Social Worker Tricia Both will be among the adult chaperones escorting Putnam County High School students to the Hennepin Food Mart (102 N. Front St.) on Thu, April 7, 3:30pm.

Kewanee. Beginning at1pm, ten teens and adult chaperones from the Kewanee Drug and Alcohol Task Forcewill visit all Kewanee liquor retailers on Tue, April 5.

Lake in the Hills. Students from Jacobs High School will be escorted by the Lake in the Hills Police Department on Fri, April 15, 3:30-8pm.

Logan County. Logan County Community Prevention Coordinator Camille Springer and her Illinois Drug Free Youth high school groups will visit area liquor establishments on Wed, April 20.

Macon County. Vivian Goodman, Executive Director of the Decatur Community Partnership, will lead law enforcement officials, prevention professionals, and area youth on a countywide effort during the month of April.

Maine Township. Police chiefs, mayors, and other community VIPs are just some of the volunteers participating in Sticker Shock activities throughout the township on Wed, April 13, 3:30-5:30pm. Twenty teams of youth and adults – over 100 participants total – will visit more than forty local businesses in an effort organized by the Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation and OMNI Youth Services’ Kim Kohler Hort.

Mason City. Liz Hamilton from Chestnut Health Systems and Citizens for Positive Adolescent Choices will be coordinating Sticker Shock activities with students from Illini Central High School on Tue, April 19, 3:30pm.

Mount Prospect. The Mount Prospect Police Department, in conjunction with the Mount Prospect Youth Commission, will distribute Sticker Shock materials to ten liquor establishments in the effort chaperoned and organized by Sgt. Anthony Addante.

Mundelein. Youth from the Mundelein After School Coalition will join with the Mundelein Police Department (221 North Lake St.) on Mon, April 25at 3:30pm to kickoff their youth-led Sticker Shock activities. 

Naperville. Naperville Police Det. Mark English and Lynn Zilinsky from the City Clerk’s Office are organizing a citywide Sticker Shock effort during the month of April.

New Athens. Police Chief Tim Buehler will be distributing Sticker Shock materials to New Athens liquor establishments on Fri, April 8.

Normal. Students representing four high schools will distribute Sticker Shock materials Wed, April 13, 5:30-8:30pm in an effort led by Lisa Soliday from Project Oz.

Oak Brook. Erica Huff and her Oak Brook Police Department colleagues will chaperone area high school students on their Sticker Shock rounds Fri, April 8 from 3-6pm.

Ohio. Bureau County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Smith will chaperone Ohio High School students as they post Sticker Shock materials at the Ohio Filling Station on Thu, April 7, 3:30pm.

Ottawa. Thirty students from Ottawa High School and Shepard Middle School will rendezvous with five adult chaperones on Mon, April 25, 9:30am at Herman’s Package Liquor (504 W. Main St, Ottawa) for a photo opportunity prior to making their Sticker Shock rounds. 

Plainfield. Mayor Mike Collins, the Plainfield Police Department, and representatives from three local high schools will be visiting all of its retail license holders on Wed, April 27 from 4-8pm.

Princeton. Claudia Bachman from North Central Behavioral Systems and the Princeton Police will be among those chaperoning the twenty Princeton High School students on their stickering rounds Thu, April 7 (beginning at 3:30pm).

Richton Park. Deputy Chief Carl Mormann and School Resource Officer Cathy Filippi will chaperone Rich South High School students on their stickering rounds Wed, April 6.

St. Charles. The St. Charles Police Department will be conducting an extensive effort with local teens during the afternoon of Fri, April 8.

Springfield. Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association executives will chaperone Operation Snowball students from Sacred-Heart Griffin High School as they distribute Sticker Shock materials on Fri, April 1 to several convenience stores, including the Qik N EZ at 4401 Wabash Ave. at 1:30pm.

Walnut. Police Chief Tom Ptsanik will supervise Bureau Valley High School students as they post Sticker Shock materials at Brad’s Citgo on Thu, April 7, 3:30pm.

Warren County. During the month of April, Nicole Martin-Tingley of Bridgeway Inc. will distribute materials to liquor retailers to educate on the importance of carding. IL—education and materials to retailers to educate on importance of carding

Westmont. Westmont Police Department Det. Craig Gomorczak and Sgt. James Schlicher, along with the help of Jason Bolden from the Westmont Operation Snowball Chapter, will kick off their town’s extensive Sticker Shock activities at Police Headquarters (500 N. Cass Ave.) on Fri, April 8, 4pm. Operation Snowball students, adult volunteers, and members from Westmont Citizen Police Academy Alumni will visit over 50 establishments.

Wheeling. Led by Wheeling Police Department Sgt. Paul Hardt, Wheeling High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will be conducting Sticker Shock activities on Wed, April 23.

Whiteside County. Joan Hermes and Judy Randall fromt the ATOD Task Force will again do a comprehensive Sticker Shock effort on Wed, April 6.

Will County. Starting at 9am on Fri, April 1, over thirty students will be chaperoned by local police and their adult sponsors in an extensive effort led by Paula Goodwin.

Woodhull. In an effort organized by the Substance Abuse and Prevention Alliance Serving Alpha-Woodhull, ten teens, a school counselor, and a prevention specialist will visit all liquor retailers in Woodhull beginning Sun, April 10 at 6pm.

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