For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ALCOHOL. The product of distillation of any fermented liquid, whether rectified or diluted, whatever may be the origin thereof, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol. It does not include denatured alcohol or wood alcohol.
   ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR. Alcohol, spirits, wine and beer, and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wine or beer, and capable of being consumed as a beverage by a human being. This chapter shall not apply to alcohol used in the manufacture of denatured alcohol produced in accordance with acts of Congress and regulations promulgated thereunder, nor to any liquid or solid containing 0.5% or less of alcohol by volume.
   BEER. A beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or concoction of barley or other grain, malt and hops in water, and includes among other things, beer, ale, stout, lager beer, porter and the like.
   CLUB. A corporation organized under the laws of the state, not for pecuniary profit, solely for the promotion of some common object other than the sale or consumption of alcoholic liquors, kept, used and maintained by its members through the payment of annual dues, and owning, hiring or leasing a building or space in a building of such extent and character as may be suitable and adequate for the reasonable and comfortable use and accommodation of its members and their guests and provided with suitable and adequate kitchen and dining room space and equipment and maintaining a sufficient number of servants and employees for cooking, preparing and serving food and meals for its members and their guests; provided that, such CLUB files with the Liquor Commissioner at the time of its application for a license under this chapter two copies of a list of names and residences of its members, and similarly files within ten days of the election of any additional member his or her name and address; and, provided further that, its affairs and management are conducted by a board of directors, executive committee or similar body chosen by the members at their annual meeting and that no member or any officer, agent or employee of the CLUB is paid, or directly or indirectly receives in the form of salary or other compensation, any profits from the distribution or sale of alcoholic liquor to the CLUB or the members of the CLUB or its guests introduced by members beyond the amount of such salary as may be fixed and voted at any annual meeting by the members or by its board of directors or other governing body out of the general revenue of the CLUB.
   HOTEL. Every building or other structure kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where food is actually served and consumed and sleeping accommodations are offered to adequate pay to travelers and guests, whether transient, permanent or residential, in which 25 or more rooms are used for the sleeping accommodations of such guests and having one or more public dining rooms where meals are served to such guests, such sleeping accommodations and dining rooms being conducted in the same building or buildings in connection therewith and such building or buildings, structure or structures, being provided with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and capacity.
   LIQUOR COMMISSIONER. The President of the village.
   LIQUOR CONTROL ACT. The Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934, 235 ILCS 5/1-1, as now or hereafter amended.
   PERSON. Any natural person or any corporation or partnership or unincorporated association.
   RESTAURANT. Any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public as a place where meals are served, and where meals are actually and regularly served, without sleeping accommodations, such space being provided with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and capacity and having employed therein a sufficient number and kind of employees to prepare, cook and serve suitable food for its guests. An applicant for a RESTAURANT license must be able to demonstrate to the reasonable satisfaction of the Liquor Commissioner that at least 50% of the gross revenue of the establishment will derive from sale of food. The holder of a RESTAURANT license must be able to demonstrate, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Liquor Commissioner, at any time upon demand of the Liquor Commissioner and upon renewal of a license, at least 50% of the gross revenue of the establishment has regularly derived from sale of food.
   RETAILER. A person who sells or offers for sale alcoholic liquor for use or consumption and not for resale in any form.
   SALE. Any transfer, exchange or barter in any manner or by any means whatsoever, and includes and means all sales made by any person, whether principal, proprietor, agent, servant or employee.
   SELL AT RETAIL and SALE AT RETAIL. Sales for use or consumption and not for resale in any form.
   SPECIAL EVENT. An event conducted by an educational, fraternal, political, civic, religious or other non-profit organizations.
   SPECIAL EVENT RETAILER. An educational, fraternal, civic, religious or non-profit organization which sells or offers for sale, beer or wine or both, only for consumption at the location and on the dates designated by a special event license.
   SPIRITS. Any beverage which contains alcohol obtained by distillation, mixed with water or other substance in solution, and includes brandy, rum, whiskey, gin or other spirituous liquors, and such liquors when rectified, blended or otherwise mixed with alcohol or other substances.
   STATE COMMISSION. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission.
   TO SELL. To keep or expose for sale and to keep with intent to sell.
   WINE. Any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of the natural contents of fruits or vegetables, containing sugar, including such beverages when fortified by the addition of alcohol or spirits, as above defined.
(Prior Code, § 110.001) (Ord. 93-014, passed 5-24-1993; Ord. 2005-026, passed 10-17-2005)