underage drinking http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Penalties For Illinois Parents Who Allow Underage Drinking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-penalties-illinois-parents-who-allow-underage-drinking <p>A new law taking effect January 1 in Illinois adds more penalties for &nbsp;adults who host parties in their home with underage drinking.</p><p>The state's current <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2493&amp;ChapterID=57">social responsibility law</a> allows those parents to be sued for allowing teenagers to drink. The changes make&nbsp;it a Class A misdemeanor for parents to host such a gathering. Fines will be at least $500. If the underage drinking results in injury or death, it becomes a Class 4 felony.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 14:50:59 +0000 The Associated Press 7839 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Penalties For Illinois Parents Who Allow Underage Drinking