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No liquor license shall be issued to:
(A) A person who is not a resident of the village or, if a corporation, which does not employ a resident manager who resides within Sangamon County;
(B) A natural person who is not of good character and reputation in the community in which such person resides;
(C) A natural person who is not a citizen of the United States;
(D) A person who has been convicted of a felony under any federal or state law, unless the State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission determines that such person has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust after considering matters set forth in such person's application and the State Commission's investigation.
(E) A natural person who has been convicted of being the keeper or is keeping a house of ill fame;
(F) A natural person who has been convicted of pandering or other crime or misdemeanor opposed to decency and morality;
(G) A natural person whose license under this Ordinance or under the Liquor Control Act has been revoked for cause;
(H) A natural person who at the time of application for renewal of any license issued hereunder would not be eligible for such license upon a first application.
(I) A copartnership, if any general partnership thereof or any limited partnership thereof, owning more than 5% of the aggregate limited partner interest in such copartnership, would not be eligible to receive a license hereunder for any reason other than residence.
(J) A corporation, if any officer, manager, assistant manager, or director thereof, of any stockholder or stockholders owning in the aggregate more than 5% of the stock of such corporation, would not be eligible to receive a license hereunder for any reason other than citizenship and residence.
(K) A corporation, unless it is incorporated in the state, or unless it is a foreign corporation which is qualified under the Business Corporation Act to transact business in the state.
(L) A person whose place of business is conducted by a manager or agent, unless the manager or agent possesses the same qualifications required by the licensee.
(M) A person who has been convicted of a violation of any federal or state law concerning the manufacture, possession, or sale of alcoholic liquor, or who shall have forfeited a bond to appear in court to answer charges for any such violation.
(N) A person who does not actually or beneficially own the premises for which a license is sought, or does not have a lease thereon for the full period for which the license is to be issued.
(O) Any law enforcing public official, including members of local liquor control commissions, any mayor, alderman, or member of the city council or commission, any president of a village board of trustees, any member of a village board of trustees, or any president or member of a county board; and no such official shall be interested directly in the manufacture, sale or distribution of alcoholic liquor, except that license may be granted to such official in relation to premises which are not located within the territory subject to the jurisdiction of that official if the issuance of such license is approved by the State Commission.
(P) Any person, firm or corporation not eligible for or who has failed to obtain a state retail liquor dealer's license.
(Q) A person who is not a beneficial owner of the business to be operated by the licensee.
(R) A person who has been convicted of a gambling offense as proscribed by 805 ILCS 5/28-1(a)(3) through (a)(10) or by 805 ILCS 5/28-3, or as proscribed by a statute replacing any of the aforesaid statutory provisions.
(S) A natural person to whom a federal gaming device or a federal wagering stamp has been issued by the federal government for the current tax period.
(T) A copartnership to which a federal gaming device stamp or a federal wagering stamp has been issued by the federal government for the current tax period, or if any of the partners have been issued a federal gaming device stamp or federal wagering stamp by the federal government for the current tax period.
(U) A corporation, if any officer, manager, or director thereof, of any stockholder owning in the aggregate more than 5% of the stock of such corporation has been issued a federal gaming device stamp or a federal wagering stamp for the current tax period.
(V) Any premises for which a federal gaming device stamp or a federal wagering stamp has been issued by the federal government for the current tax period.
(Ord. 94-23, passed 5-24-94; Am. Ord. 19-7, passed 2-26-19)