CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University
of Illinois recently sent parents a letter asking them to help efforts to
control the annual Unofficial St. Patrick's Day celebration.
But one parent who is
particularly close to the issue of young people drinking wants the university
to do more.
Cynthia Cronin Cahill
has two daughters at the university and is also a member of the Illinois Liquor
Control Commission. According to The News-Gazette, she
asked at a commission meeting Wednesday why the university can't pressure
campus bars to stop letting in anyone younger than 21.
Bar owners and others
argue that those younger students will just drink elsewhere.
Unofficial St. Patrick's
Day draws thousands of students from the university and across the region to a
day of drinking.
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