Alcohol Use and Teen Thinking

Alcohol Use and Teen Thinking

According to the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey, 63% of our local 12th grade students self-report they drank alcohol in the last year. To some this number might seem high. To others, it may seem low. What we all know is that alcohol use among high school students is not something new…. [Read the Rest]


STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) scheduled for Summer 2013

STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) scheduled for Summer 2013

Owners and managers of area businesses that sell alcoholic beverages can learn how to detect a fake ID, determine when to refuse service to an intoxicated patron, and avoid serious lawsuits by attending a safety training program at Heartland Community College. The Beverage Alcohol Seller/Server Education & Training (BASSET) program… [Read the Rest]


Talking Prom… Conversations to Have

Talking Prom… Conversations to Have

As excitement enters the air, parents and teens have so many things to consider as they prepare for the night: hair, clothes, flowers…  With all of this to think about, BN Parents wants to make sure parents remember to have conversations with their teens about alcohol and discuss ways to… [Read the Rest]


BN Parents Strengthens Partnership with Schools

BN Parents Strengthens Partnership with Schools

BN Parents continues to strengthen partnerships with District 87, Unit 5 and Central Catholic High School. Since the beginning of the school year, these partnerships have allowed key access to high school parents, the population being targeted with messages addressing concerns related to underage drinking and encouraging parents to talk… [Read the Rest]


The Future of STEPS

The Future of STEPS

We are pleased to announce the STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) course will now be offered by Heartland Community College (HCC). This is excellent news for alcohol retailers, managers, servers, and restaurant or bar owners as it will ensure there is always a class available to meet your… [Read the Rest]


Parents: The New Audience

Parents: The New Audience

Parents: The New Audience  The teen years present some of our greatest parenting challenges. As our children become more independent, they face temptations and dangers that can affect their health and safety, like alcohol and other drugs. For this reason, the BNCCC is reaching out to parents with a new… [Read the Rest]


Living Well Together

Living Well Together

Living Well Together: A Guide for Students In Our Community The BNCCC is committed to the development of students as individuals and as members of the greater Bloomington-Normal community. To promote these ideas, the BNCCC created the Bloomington and Normal Community Standards for Social Hosts guide. It was created as a resource for students to codify… [Read the Rest]


Underage Youth Assisting with Alcohol Law Compliance

Underage Youth Assisting with Alcohol Law Compliance

Underage Youth Assisting with Alcohol Law Compliance The activity of selling to minors is one that happens in many communities and ours is not the exception. One of the most effective methods to reduce sales to minors is compliance checks. What is a Compliance Check? A compliance check is an enforcement based tool that is… [Read the Rest]


Local Campaign Encourages Responsible Drinking

Local Campaign Encourages Responsible Drinking

Local Campaign Encourages Responsible Drinking Recognizing the growing national, state and local trend in high risk or binge drinking (defined as five or more drinks in one sitting), the Bloomington Normal Community Campus Committee began implementing 0013 with the goal of decreasing alcohol related consequences in our communities. The FIRST AND SECOND ZEROS restate the law of zero… [Read the Rest]