3-9-6: RESTRICTIONS ON ISSUANCE:
   A.   No retail liquor dealer's license, as provided for in this chapter, shall be issued to:
      1.   A person who has not been a resident of the state of Illinois for at least thirty (30) days;
      2.   A person who is not of good character and reputation in the town;
      3.   A person who is not a legal permanent resident of the United States;
      4.   A person who has been convicted of a felony under any federal or state law, unless the commissioner determines that such person has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust after considering matters set forth in the person's application and the commissioner's investigation. The burden of proof of sufficient rehabilitation shall be on the applicant;
      5.   A person who has been convicted of being the keeper of a house of ill fame;
      6.   A person who has been convicted of pandering or crime or misdemeanor opposed to decency and morality;
      7.   A person whose license under this chapter has been revoked for cause;
      8.   A 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;
      9.   A co-partnership, if any general partner thereof, or any limited partner thereof, owning more than five percent (5%) of the aggregate limited partner interest in the co-partnership would not be eligible to receive a license hereunder;
      10.   A corporation, if any officer, manager or director thereof, or any stockholder or stockholder owning in the aggregate more than five percent (5%) of the stock of the corporation, would not be eligible to receive a license hereunder;
      11.    An LLC, if any member owning in the aggregate more than five percent (5%) of the interest of the LLC, would not be eligible to receive a license hereunder;
      12.   A corporation unless it is incorporated in Illinois, or unless it is a foreign corporation which is qualified under the business corporation act of 1983 to transact business in Illinois;
      13.   An LLC unless it is organized in Illinois, or unless it is a qualified and registered to transact business in Illinois;
      14.   A person whose place of business is conducted by a manager or agent unless the manager or agent possesses the same qualifications required of the licensee;
      15.   A person who has been convicted of a violation of any federal or state law concerning the manufacture, possession or sale of alcoholic liquor, subsequent to the passage of this act or has forfeited his bond to appear in court to answer charges for any such violation;
      16.   A person who does not 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;
      17.   Any law enforcing public official, including members of local liquor control commissions, any mayor, alderman, or member of the city council or commission, a president of the town board of trustees, any member of a town 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 a license may be granted such official in relation to premises that are not located within the territory subject to the jurisdiction of the official if the issuance of such license is approved by the state liquor control commission and except that a license may be granted, in a city or town with population of fifty thousand (50,000) or less, to any alderman, member of city council, or member of a town board of trustees in relation to premises that are located within the territory subject to the jurisdiction of that official if:
         a.   The sale of alcoholic liquor pursuant to the license incidental to the selling of food;
         b.   The issuance of the license is approved by the state commission;
         c.   The issuance of the license is in accordance with all applicable local ordinances in effect where the premises are located; and
         d.   The official granted a license does not vote on alcoholic liquor issues pending before the board or council to which the license holder is elected;
      18.   A person who is not a beneficial owner of the business to be operated by the licensee;
      19.   A person who has been convicted of a gambling offense as proscribed by any of subsections (a)(3) through (a)(11) of section 28-1 of, or as proscribed by section 28-1.1 or 28-3 of the criminal code of 1961, or as proscribed by a statute replaced by any of the aforesaid statutory provisions;
      20.   A person or entity to whom a federal wagering stamp has been issued by the federal government, unless the person or entity is eligible to be issued a license under the raffles act or the Illinois pull-tabs and jar games act;
      21.   A person who intends to sell alcoholic liquors for use or consumption on his or her licensed retail premises who does not have liquor liability insurance coverage for that premises in an amount that is at least equal to the maximum liability amounts set out in subsection (a) of section 6-21 of the Illinois liquor control act;
   B.   A criminal conviction of a corporation is not grounds for the denial, suspension, or revocation of a license application for or held by the corporation if the criminal conviction was not the result of a violation of any federal or state law concerning the manufacture, possession or sale of alcoholic liquor, the offense that led to the conviction did not result in any financial gain to the corporation and the corporation has terminated its relationship with each director, officer, employee, or controlling shareholder whose actions directly contributed to the conviction of the corporation.
(Ord. 2007-15, 4-23-2007, eff. 5-4-2007; amd. Ord. 2007-24, 6-25-2007; Ord. 2019-16, 8-26-2019, eff. 9-13-2019)