§ 111.044  INELIGIBILITY FOR LOCAL LIQUOR LICENSE.
   No local liquor license shall be issued or renewed to:
   (A)   A person who is not a permanent resident of the city; provided, however, that, this division (A) shall not prohibit the issuance of a local liquor license to a corporation; and, provided further, however, that, this division (A) shall not prohibit the issuance of a local liquor license to a partnership where at least one general partner is a permanent resident of the city or an area within ten miles of the corporate limits of the city;
   (B)   A person who is not of good character and reputation in the community;
   (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;
   (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 any other crime or misdemeanor opposed to decency and morality;
   (G)   A person whose local liquor license has been suspended more than once for cause within one year immediately prior to the present application if the Commissioner determines that the applicant is no longer worthy of the public trust;
   (H)   A person whose license issued under this chapter has been revoked for cause;
   (I)   A person who at the time of application for renewal of a local liquor license would not be eligible for such license upon a first application;
   (J)   A person whose place of business is managed by a manager or agent unless said manager or agent possesses the qualifications required of an individual licensee other than residency in the city;
   (K)   A person who has been convicted of a violation of any federal or state law or local ordinance concerning the manufacture, possession or sale of alcoholic liquor, or who has forfeited his or her bond to appear in court to answer charges for any such alleged violation;
   (L)   A person who does not beneficially own the premises for which a local liquor license is sought or does not have a lease thereon for the full period for which such local liquor license is to be issued;
   (M)   A person who is not the beneficial owner of the business to be licensed;
   (N)   A person who has been convicted of a gambling offense as proscribed by any state or federal law or regulation or who has forfeited his or her bond to appear in court to answer charges for any such alleged violation;
   (O)   A person to whom a federal gaming device stamp or a federal wagering stamp has been issued by the federal government for the current tax period;
   (P)   A person applying for a license with respect to premises for which a federal gaming device stamp has been issued for the current taxable year;
   (Q)   A person applying for a license with respect to premises on which the retail sale of alcoholic liquor would violate any provision of this code;
   (R)   A person who will not be personally and actively involved in the operation of the business to be licensed, either directly or through a manager identified in the license application;
   (S)   A co-partnership, unless all members thereof shall be qualified to obtain a license; provided, however, that the requirement of active involvement in division (R) above shall apply to only one such partner;
   (T)   A corporation, if any director, officer or manager thereof, or any person owning or controlling more than 5% of the stock thereof, or a limited liability company, if any member or manager thereof, would not be eligible to receive a license hereunder for any reason other than citizenship and residence or the requirement of active involvement in division (R) above;
   (U)   A corporation, unless it is incorporated in the state or is a foreign corporation that is qualified under the State Business Corporations Act of 1983, 215 ILCS 125/3-1 et seq., to transact business in the state;
   (V)   Any law enforcing public official (including where applicable any alderman, or member of the City Council), any Mayor, any chairperson or member of a county board, and no such official shall be interested in any way, either directly or indirectly, in the manufacture, sale or distribution of alcoholic liquor;
   (W)   Any person, association, partnership, limited liability company or corporation not eligible for a state liquor license; and
   (X)   A person who has made any omission or false statement in the application required under this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 4-17)  (Ord. 2013-26, passed 5-20-2013)