§ 110.017  INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS.
   (A)   No license shall be issued to:
      (1)   Persons under the age of 21 years;
      (2)   A person or partner who has not been a resident of the state for at least one year and of the county for at least 90 days prior to the time of making the application; or, if a corporation which does not employ a resident manager who has been a resident  of the state of one year and of the county for at least 90 days. The manager must be present on the premises at least 40 hours per week;
      (3)   A person who is not of good character and reputation in the community in which he or she resides;
      (4)   A person who has been convicted of a felony under any federal or state law if the Commissioner determines, after investigation, that the person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;
      (5)   A person who has been convicted of the following offenses:  keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, pandering, gambling, syndicated gambling, keeping a gambling place or any other crime or misdemeanor opposed to decency and morality or the conspiracy, solicitation or attempt to commit any of the aforementioned offenses;
      (6)   A person who has previously had a liquor license revoked for cause, whether in the county or in any other jurisdiction;
      (7)   A person, who at the time of application for renewal of any license issued hereunder, would not be eligible for the license upon a first application;
      (8)   A partnership, unless all of the members of the partnership shall be qualified to obtain a license;
      (9)   A corporation, if any officer, manager or director thereof or any stockholder or stockholders owning in the aggregate more than 5% of the stock of the corporation, would not be eligible to receive a license hereunder for any reason other than citizenship and residence within the political subdivision;
      (10)   A corporation, unless it is incorporated in the state, or unless it is a foreign corporation which is qualified under the State Business Corporation Act to transact business in the state;
      (11)   A person whose business is conducted by a manager or agent,  unless  the manager or agent possesses the same qualifications required by the licensee;
      (12)   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 or her bond to appear in court to answer charges of any violation;
      (13)   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 of which the license is to be issued;
      (14)   Any law enforcing public official, including members of the Local Liquor Control Commission, any Mayor, Alderman or member of the City Council or Commission, any president of a Village Board of Trustees or any president or member of a County Board; and no official shall be interested directly in the manufacture, sale or distribution of alcoholic liquor;
      (15)   A person who is not a beneficial owner of the business to be operated by the licensee;
      (16)   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, except when the stamp has been issued to a person who is licensed by the state to operate a riverboat gambling operation or off-track betting parlor;
      (17)   A co-partnership to which a federal gaming device stamp or a federal wagering stamp has been issued by the federal government for the current tax period, or if any of the partners has been issued a federal gaming device stamp or federal wagering stamp by the federal government for the current tax period, except when the stamp has been issued to any partner of a co-partnership who is licensed by the state to operate a riverboat gambling operation or off-track betting parlor;
      (18)   A corporation, if any officer, manager or director thereof, or any stockholder owning in the aggregate more than 20% of the stock of the corporation has been issued a federal gaming device stamp or federal wagering stamp by the federal government for the current  tax  period,  except when the stamp has been issued to a corporation or any officer, manager, director or stockholder thereof who is licensed by the state to operate a riverboat gambling operation;
      (19)   Any premises for which a federal gaming device stamp or a federal wagering stamp has been issued by the federal government for the current tax period, except a premise which is the location of a license issued by the state to operate a riverboat gambling operation; or
      (20)   A person who is not a citizen of the United States.
   (B)   Any false or untrue statements contained in the application for license or at license hearing or, any violations of the terms and conditions of the application, or, of any of the statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations hereof, shall be cause for revocation or suspension of the license by the Liquor Control Commissioner as is provided in the Liquor Control Act, ILCS Ch. 235, Act 5, §§ 1-2 et seq.
   (C)   In the event that one of the restrictions becomes known or comes into effect after the issuance of the license, this will constitute grounds for suspension or revocation of the license after a properly convened hearing before the Commissioner.
(1980 Code, § 110.017)  (Res. 86-90, adopted 6-19-1986; Res. 90-156, adopted 7-19-1990; Res. 95-38, adopted 2-16-1995; Res. 03-296, adopted 6-19-2003; Ord. 05-500, adopted 11-17-2005)  Penalty, see § 110.999
Statutory reference:
   Authorized reasons for denial of license, see ILCS Ch. 235, Act 5, §§ 4-1, 6-2, 6-11, 6-12, 6-25