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. Includes 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 human beings. The provisions of 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 1/2% 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.
   BEER GARDEN. A privately owned outdoor location adjacent to and operated by a premises where alcoholic liquor may be sold and consumed subject to the provisions of this chapter.
   CLOSE. To shut up so as to prevent entrance or access by any person; and the entire suspension of business.
   CLUB. A corporation organized under the laws of this state and 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 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 the club files with the Mayor 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 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 its members or guests introduced by members, beyond the amount of such salary as may be fixed and voted at the annual meeting by the members or by the board of directors or other governing body out of the general revenue of the club.
   MAYOR. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner as provided in the ILCS Ch. 235, Act 5, entitled "Dram-shop."
   PACKAGE LIQUOR STORE. Any public place where packaged liquors are offered for sale in the original, unopened container for consumption away from the premises.
   PUBLIC PLACE. Any premises enclosed or unenclosed or partly enclosed and partly unenclosed wherein any service or goods, chattels or merchandise is offered for sale to the public or any such premises used as a clubhouse, club room or meeting place. The terms PUBLIC PLACE and PUBLIC PREMISES shall be interchangeable for the purposes of this chapter.
   RESIDENT. One who has his or her residence in the village and is a registered voter at that place of residence.
   RESTAURANT. Any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public as a place where meals are served, and where meals actually are served and regularly served, without sleeping accommodations, the 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.
   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 for a consideration, and includes and means all sales made by any person, whether principal, proprietor, agent, servant or employee.
   SELL AT RETAIL and SALE OF RETAIL. Any mean sales for use or consumption and not for resale in any form.
   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 the liquors when rectified, blended or otherwise mixed with alcohol or other substances.
   TO SELL. Includes 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 the beverages when fortified by the addition of alcohol or spirits as above defined.
(ILCS Ch. 235, Act 5, §§ 1-3.01 et seq.) (1994 Code, § 21-1-1) (Ord. 07-17, passed 11-6-2007)