267 citations issued by police

Tim Needham (fourth from right) and Joe Flowers (third from right), who go to the College of Lake County, are given drinking tickets for drinking on public property on Unofficial, Friday, March 6, 2009. Dean Santarinala

Tim Needham (fourth from right) and Joe Flowers (third from right), who go to the College of Lake County, are given drinking tickets for drinking on public property on Unofficial, Friday, March 6, 2009. Dean Santarinala

267 citations were issued in connection with Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day, according to preliminary reports from area police departments.

103 of those were issued for public possession, 106 for minor

in possession, 21 for adult responsibility and 37 categorized as “other.”

The reports seem to emphasize a commitment to focus on apartments and house rather than bars this year. Numerous University students have received citations, but a noticeable amount were issued to students from other state universities, including Western Illinois and Illinois State.