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(A) It shall be unlawful to remain open for business or to admit the public to any licensed premises, or to sell or offer for sale at retail or offer to give away on any licensed premises any alcoholic liquor in the county, except during the following hours:
(1) Sundays, 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m;
(2) Mondays through Thursdays, 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. the following day;
(3) Fridays and Saturdays, 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. the following day;
(4) Christmas Eve, closing time shall be 12:00 midnight and on New Year’s Eve, closing time shall be 3:00 a.m. on January 1; and
(5) All establishments may remain open until 2:00 a.m. the day before a national holiday.
(B) Upon application by any license holder and payment of a fee of $250 per year, the Liquor Commissioner, may, in his or her discretion, issue an additional H permit to any licensee. The H permit shall allow the licensee to remain open one hour later than any of the above state closing times. The Commissioner may take into account the record of the establishment with regard to prior violations, closing hours in nearby municipalities and any other issues related to the public health, safety and welfare; the Commissioner may, in his or her discretion, after hearing, revoke any Class H permit if he or she deems it in the public’s best interest.
(C) Notwithstanding division (A) of this section, it shall be lawful for the holders of a Class T license to remain open for business only as permitted by the terms of that license and lease pursuant thereto.
(D) Restaurants or hotels whose premises are licensed under this chapter shall be permitted to remain open other than the hours established by division (A) of this section; however, no licensee or his or her agent or employee shall sell any alcoholic liquor except during the hours permitted in division (A) of this section; all alcoholic liquor served within 15 minutes prior to the hour of closing permitted in division (A) of this section must be cleared away no later than 15 minutes after alcoholic liquor was served, and in restaurants, no alcoholic liquors shall be consumed on the premises later than 15 minutes after the hour of closing permitted in division (A) of this section.
(1980 Code, § 110.055) (Res. 86-90, adopted 6-19-1986; Res. 03-296, adopted 6-19-2003; Ord. 05-500, adopted 11-17-2005) Penalty, see § 110.999
Authority to regulate sale of liquor, see ILCS Ch. 235, Act 5, § 4-1