(A)   The Liquor Commissioner may revoke or suspend any license if he or she determines that the licensee has violated any of the provisions of this chapter or of any valid ordinance or resolution enacted by the Village Board or any applicable rule or regulations established by the Liquor Commissioner or the State Commission which is not inconsistent with law. In lieu of suspension or revocation, the Liquor Commissioner may instead levy a fine on the licensee for such violations. The fine imposed shall not exceed $1,000 for each violation; each day on which a violation continues shall constitute a separate violation. Not more than $10,000 in fines under this section may be imposed against any licensee during the period of his or her license. Proceeds from such fines shall be paid into the General Corporate Fund of the village.
   (B)   However, no such license shall be so revoked or suspended and no licensee shall be fined, except after a public hearing by the Liquor Commissioner with a three-day written notice to the licensee affording the licensee an opportunity to appear and defend. All such hearings shall be open to the public and the Liquor Commissioner shall reduce all evidence to writing and shall maintain an official record of the proceedings. If the Liquor Commissioner has reason to believe that any continued operation of a particular licensed premises will immediately threaten the welfare of the community, he or she may, upon the issuance of a written order stating the reason for such conclusion and without notice or hearing, order the licensed premises closed for not more than seven days, giving the licensee an opportunity to be heard during that period; except that, if such licensee shall also be engaged in the conduct of another business or businesses on the licensed premises, such order shall not be applicable to such other business or businesses.
   (C)   The Liquor Commissioner shall, within five days after such hearing, if he or she determines after such hearing that the license should be revoked or suspended or that the licensee should be fined, state the reason or reasons for such determination in a written order, and either the amount of the fine, the period of suspension or that the license has been revoked, and shall serve a copy of such order within the five days upon the licensee.
   (D)   The licensee, after the receipt of such order of suspension or revocation, shall have the privilege within a period of 20 days after the receipt of such order of suspension or revocation of appealing the order to the State Commission for a decision sustaining, reversing or modifying the order of the Liquor Commissioner. If the State Commission affirms the Liquor Commissioner’s order to suspend or revoke the license at the first hearing, the appellant shall cease to engage in the business for which the license was issued, until the Liquor Commissioner’s order is terminated by its own provisions or reversed upon rehearing or by the Courts.
(Prior Code, § 110.025) (Ord. 93-014, passed 5-24-1993)