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No license authorized hereunder shall be issued to:
A. A person who is not a resident of the village.
B. A person who is not of good character and reputation in the community in which he 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, unless the commission determines that such person has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust after considering matters set forth in such person's application and the commission's investigation. The burden of proof of sufficient rehabilitation shall be on the applicant.
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, sexual molestation or other crime or misdemeanor opposed to decency and morality.
G. A person whose liquor license issued under this chapter or any other governmental entity has been revoked for cause.
H. A person who, at the time of application for renewal of 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 five percent (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 village. A limited liability company shall be subject to the same requirements that are imposed in this subsection on a copartnership.
J. A corporation, if any officer, manager or director thereof, or any stockholder or stockholders owning in the aggregate more than five percent (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 village.
K. A corporation, unless it is incorporated in Illinois, or unless it is a foreign corporation which is qualified under the business corporation act of 1983 to transact business in Illinois.
L. A person whose place of business is conducted by a manager or agent unless such 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, or has forfeited his bond to appear in court to answer charges of any such violation, unless the commission determines that such person has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust after considering matters set forth in such person's application and the commission's investigation. The burden of proof of sufficient rehabilitation shall be on the applicant.
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 members of the local liquor control commission, village president or members of the board of trustees; and no such official shall be interested directly in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic liquor, except that a license may be granted to such official in relation to premises that are not located within the village if the issuance of such license is approved by the state liquor control commission and except that a license may be granted in the village to any member of the village board of trustees (except for the village president who serves as the local liquor commissioner) in relation to premises that are located within the village if: 1) the sale of alcoholic liquor pursuant to the license is incidental to the selling of food, 2) the issuance of the license is approved by the state commission, 3) the issuance of the license is in accordance with all applicable local ordinances in effect where the premises are located, and 4) the official granted a license does not vote on alcoholic liquor issues pending before the board or council to which the license holder is elected.
P. A person who is not a beneficial owner of the business to be operated by the licensee.
Q. A person who has been convicted of a gambling offense as proscribed by any of subsections (a)(3) through (a)(11) of section 28-1 of, or as proscribed by section 28-1.1 or 28-3 of, the criminal code of 1961, or as proscribed by a statute replaced by any of the aforesaid statutory provisions.
R. A person or entity to whom a federal wagering stamp has been issued by the federal government unless the person or entity is eligible to be issued a license under the raffles act or the Illinois pull tabs and jar games act.
S. A person who is not over twenty one (21) years of age.
T. A partnership, unless all of the partners of such partnership shall be qualified to obtain a license as individuals except for reason of residency.
U. A criminal conviction of a corporation is not grounds for the denial, suspension, or revocation of a license applied for or held by the corporation if the criminal conviction was not the result of a violation of any federal or state law concerning the manufacture, possession or sale of alcoholic liquor, the offense that led to the conviction did not result in any financial gain to the corporation and the corporation has terminated its relationship with each director, officer, employee, or controlling shareholder whose actions directly contributed to the conviction of the corporation. The commission shall determine if all provisions of this subsection have been met before any action on the corporation's license is initiated. (Ord. 03-2234, 4-21-2003)