A new state law cracks down on parents who let underage kids drink alcohol.  The law, sponsored by Senator Susan Garrett of Highwood makes it a misdemeanor crime for an adult to allow teens to drink booze at home, and in other locations.

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Parents can already be held liable if a drunk teen leaves their property and injures someone or damages property.  This new law takes effect in January.  It also protects adults who try to break up a teen drinking party.

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