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(A) If the County 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 the 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 the licensee shall also be engaged in the conduct of another business or businesses on the licensed premises the order shall not be applicable to other business or businesses.
(ILCS Ch. 235, Act 5, § 7-5)
(B) Upon notice from the State Liquor Commissioner to the County Liquor Commissioner and/or the County State’s Attorney’s office, the County Liquor Commissioner will issue an ex parte order and shall schedule a hearing on the matter not later than three working days from the date of the order, excluding holidays, Saturdays and Sundays; if the state liquor license is revoked for cause, then the County Liquor Commissioner shall order a County Sheriff’s deputy to go onto the premise and remove the county liquor license. At this time, notice will be given to the license holder that premises can no longer sell, distribute, give or disburse alcohol or the business must close.
(1980 Code, § 110.029) (Res. 97-59, adopted 3-20-1997; Ord. 05-500, adopted 11-17-2005)