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After Fine and Fix-Up, Always Open Open

The convenience store the mayor called the worst in town has been brought up to code, Tinley Park's mayor said.

After paying a $750 fine and passing a health inspection, the is again open after selling liquor to minors and past health code violations, Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said.

The store , Zabrocki said. But owner Dean Casper, who is also school board president of District 146, has paid a $750 fine and brought the store up to code, the mayor said.

"He also cleaned up his act as far as the health inspector is concerned," Zabrocki said.

The fire department and health inspector both had to sign off before the store re-opened.

On March 6, an employee of the store sold alcohol to two people under 21 according to a letter dated March 17 to owner Dean Casper from the village's lawyer. In response, the store's liquor license was suspended for the dates of April 1 through 3.

But according to a police report, on the very first day of the suspension, despite a "No Alcohol Sales" sign on the counter.

Sabja Mashni, 46, of the 7700 block of 162nd Place in Tinley Park, was charged with liquor violation.

The village also sent health inspectors to the store. They found violations including outdated food including Oscar Mayer bologna, a broken freezer door and coolers well above the temperatures they should be.

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