No taxicab business license shall be issued to:
   (A)   A person who does not have his place of business for operating taxicabs in the city;
   (B)   A person who is not a citizen of the United States of America;
   (C)   A person under the age of 21;
   (D)   A person who has been convicted of a felony;
   (E)   A person who has been convicted of any of the following offenses under the Illinois Criminal Code or any offense substantially similar to such offenses under any law of this state or any other state or of the United States: any forcible felony as defined in Section-8 of the Illinois Criminal Code; indecent solicitation of a child; indecent solicitation of an adult; sexual exploitation of a child; prostitution; solicitation of a sexual act; soliciting for a prostitute; soliciting for a juvenile prostitute; pandering; keeping a place of prostitution; keeping a place of juvenile prostitution; patronizing a juvenile prostitute; pimping; juvenile pimping; exploitation of a child; child pornography; harmful materials; hate crime; any violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act; or any violation of the Illinois Cannabis Control Act; provided however, that the Director of Public Safety or his designee may issue a license to an applicant who has been convicted of one such offense if such conviction was more than ten years prior to the application and any sentence of imprisonment was completed more than five years prior to the application and the applicant can affirmatively demonstrate that he has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;
   (F)   A person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to the laws of this state or any other state, or who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person;
   (G)   A person who has knowingly furnished false or misleading information or withheld relevant information on such application or caused or permitted another to furnish or withhold such information on his behalf;
   (H)   A person whose license issued under this chapter has been previously revoked for cause;
   (I)   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;
   (J)   Any type of partnership, unless all of the members of such partnership shall be qualified to obtain a license;
   (K)   Any person or entity whose place of business is conducted by a manager or agent, unless such manager or agent possesses the same qualifications required of the licensee; or,
   (L)   Any law enforcing public official, the mayor, or member of the city council, or any employee of the city.
(Ord. 8242, passed 4-2-02; amend. Ord. 8373, passed 6-1-04)