No license of any kind issued by the State Commission or any local commission shall be issued to:
   (A)   A person who is not a resident of the city in which the premises covered by the license are located;
   (B)   A person who is not of good character and reputation in the community in which he or she resides;
   (C)   A 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, if the Commissioner determines after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;
   (E)   A person who has been convicted of being the keeper or is keeping a house of ill fame;
   (F)   A person who has been convicted of pandering or other crime or misdemeanor opposed to decency and morality;
   (G)   A person whose license issued under this chapter has been revoked for cause;
   (H)   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;
   (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 within the political subdivision, unless residency is required by local ordinance;
   (J)   A corporation, if any officer, manager or director thereof, or 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 within the political subdivision;
   (K)   A corporation unless it is incorporated in the state, or unless it is a foreign corporation which is qualified under the Illinois Business Corporation Act, being 805 ILCS 5/1.01 et seq. to transact business in the state;
   (L)   A person whose place of business is conducted by a manager or agent unless said 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, subsequent to the passage of this Act or has forfeited his or her bond to appear in court to answer charges for any such violation;
   (N)   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;
   (O)   Any law enforcing public official, including the Mayor, Alderman or member of the City Council, 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; or
   (P)   A person who is not a beneficial owner of the business to be operated by the licensee.
(Ord. 2016-3, passed 2-8-2016)