3-3-10: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
   A.   Applications for a local liquor retailer's license shall be made to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, in writing, signed by the owner of the business for which the license is sought, if an individual, or by a duly authorized agent thereof if not an individual, verified by oath or affidavit. For purposes of this section, the applicant must be the owner or an agent of the owner with authority to bind the owner.
   B.   The verified application shall contain the following statements and information:
      1.   The applicant's full name, address, phone number(s), facsimile number(s), e-mail address(es), date of birth and place of birth.
         a.   In the case of an individual, the full name, age and address of the applicant;
         b.   In the case of a partnership, the full name, address, date of birth and place of birth of the persons entitled to share in the profits thereof;
         c.   In the case of a corporation, the objects for which it is incorporated, the names and addresses of the officers and directors, and the name and address of each person, or his nominee or nominees, who owns five percent (5%) or more in interest in the stock of such corporation;
         d.   In the case of a limited liability company, the objects for which it is organized, the names and addresses of the managers, if any, and the name and address of each person, or his nominee or nominees, who owns five percent (5%) or more in interest in the membership of such limited liability company;
         e.   If the owner or the individuals having an interest in the licensed entity, or some combination thereof, are not present to supervise the licensed premises at all times, the name(s) of the general manager(s) who will supervise the licensed premises in the owner's absence. For purposes of this section, "present" means able to respond to issues as they arise in a matter of a few hours. (Ord. 13-16, 4-1-2013)
      2.   The citizenship of the applicant, his date and place of birth and, if a naturalized citizen, the time and place of his naturalization. If the applicant is a U.S. resident alien, a copy of the current document certifying this status must be attached to the application; (Ord. 17-47, 6-19-2017)
      3.   The full name, address, phone number(s), facsimile number(s), e-mail address(es), date of birth and place of birth of the person(s) acting as manager(s) or other agent(s) having supervisory authority of the business for which the application is made, including any general manager;
      4.   The name, address, phone number(s), facsimile number(s), e-mail address(es), of the local registered agent, if required per subsections 3-3-11A and B of this chapter;
      5.   The character and description of business of the applicant and, in the case of a corporation or limited liability company, the objects for which it was formed;
      6.   The length of time said applicant has been in business of that character and description and, in the case of a corporation, the date when its charter was issued. In addition:
         a.   If an Illinois corporation or limited liability company, the date of incorporation or organization shall be provided;
         b.   If a foreign corporation or limited liability company, the date of becoming qualified under the Business Corporation Act of 1983 1 or the Illinois Limited Liability Company Act 2 to transact business in the State shall be provided;
         c.   A statement that the corporation or limited liability company is in good standing with the state of incorporation or organization.
      7.   The location and description of the premises or place of business which is to be operated under such license; and if premises or place of business is leased, the applicant shall provide:
         a.   A copy of the executed lease which must be for a term of sufficient length to encompass the period of the license sought, which lease may be conditioned upon the granting of the license to applicant.
         b.   The name and address of the owner or owners of the premises or place of business, including the names and addresses of all the owners of the beneficial interest of any trust if said premises is held in trust.
      8.   A statement whether applicant has made similar application for a liquor license on premises other than described in this application, and the disposition of such application;
      9.   A statement that applicant has never been convicted of a felony, or other crime or misdemeanor opposed to decency or morality, and is not disqualified to receive a license by reason of any matter or thing contained in the laws of the State or the ordinances of the City;
      10.   Whether a previous license by any state or subdivision thereof or by the Federal government has been issued to the applicant; if so, where and when; or if any such license has been revoked, the reason therefor;
      11.   A statement that the applicant will not violate any of the laws of the State, or of the United States, or any ordinance of the City in the conduct of his place of business;
      12.   Pursuant to any application for a newly created City liquor license, the following persons shall be fingerprinted:
         a.   If the applicant is an individual, the applicant and any general manager of the premises;
         b.   If the applicant is a partnership, the general partners and any general manager of the premises;
         c.   If the applicant is a corporation or limited liability company, one (1) or more of the following at the discretion of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner or Chief of Police:
            (1)   The officers, managers or directors;
            (2)   Any stockholder or member owning in the aggregate of more than five percent (5%) of the capital stock or membership interest of said corporation or limited liability company; and
            (3)   Any general manager of the premises.
The City Police Department shall do the fingerprinting.
      13.   The Local Liquor Control Commissioner or Chief of Police may also, within their discretion, require fingerprinting in connection with any applicant for renewal of a City liquor license;
      14.   All original or renewal applications shall be accompanied with proof of completion of a State certified Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program for all persons who will sell or serve alcoholic beverages, all management personnel working on premises, and anyone whose job description entails the checking of identification for the purchases of alcoholic beverages, except as provided in section 3-3-28 of this chapter, providing that original applicants shall have ninety (90) days to provide the necessary proof after the license is issued.
   C.   Every application for a liquor license shall have attached thereto a site drawing of the proposed licensed premises, drawn to scale, showing the following:
      1.   The location of all rooms, segregated areas, including outdoor seating areas and the square footage thereof;
      2.   The designated use of each room or segregated area (e.g., dining room, holding bar, service bar, kitchen, restrooms, including all rooms and segregated areas);
      3.   The seating capacity of rooms or segregated areas where the public is permitted to consume food and/or alcoholic beverages;
      4.   The site drawing is subject to the approval of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and the Chief of Police. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may impose such restrictions as he deems appropriate on any licensee by noting same on the approved site drawing or as provided on the face of the license;
      5.   A copy of the approved site drawing shall be attached to the approved license and shall be made a part of said license;
      6.   It shall be unlawful for any licensee to operate and/or maintain the licensed premises in any manner inconsistent with the approved site drawing.
   D.   Each application shall be accompanied by cash, postal money order, draft or cashier's check in the entire amount of the annual license fee required for the class of license sought.
   E.   In addition, each application for a new license shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
   F.   A nonrefundable fee of thirty five dollars ($35.00) shall be charged for each person that is required to be fingerprinted, regardless of whether an application is made for a new license or a renewal license or whether the fingerprinting is required by a change in ownership or management.
   G.   The Local Liquor Control Commissioner shall accept or reject each completed application with all information and documentation provided within sixty (60) days of its receipt or the completion of the criminal background check, whichever is later. Only the annual license fee for the class of license sought shall be refunded if an application is rejected.
   H.   All licensees to whom a license is issued pursuant to this chapter shall obtain the requisite State license and submit a copy of the State issued license to the City within thirty (30) days of the issuance of the local license. (Ord. 13-16, 4-1-2013)

 

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1. 805 ILCS 5/1.01 et seq.
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2. 805 ILCS 180/1-1 et seq.