MORGAN PARK The sale of illegal cigarettes and the unlicensed operation of an adult toy store led to a pair of business closures in the 19th Ward.
Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) announced the shutdowns on Thursday in an email to constituents on the Far Southwest Side.
The email blast said the Marathon gas station that also operates as BZ Quick Mart at 10301 S. Kedzie Ave. in Mount Greenwood was visited by city inspectors on Jan. 16.
Authorities found a total of 21 violations, including failure to open a safe and possession of unstamped cigarettes. BZ Quick Mart agreed to close from Monday to Feb. 2 as a result of the charges, O'Shea said in his email.
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