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235 ILCS 5/6-11

    (235 ILCS 5/6-11)
    Sec. 6-11. Sale near churches, schools, and hospitals.
    (a) No license shall be issued for the sale at retail of any alcoholic liquor within 100 feet of any church, school other than an institution of higher learning, hospital, home for aged or indigent persons or for veterans, their spouses or children or any military or naval station, provided, that this prohibition shall not apply to hotels offering restaurant service, regularly organized clubs, or to restaurants, food shops or other places where sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business carried on if the place of business so exempted is not located in a municipality of more than 500,000 persons, unless required by local ordinance; nor to the renewal of a license for the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor on premises within 100 feet of any church or school where the church or school has been established within such 100 feet since the issuance of the original license. In the case of a church, the distance of 100 feet shall be measured to the nearest part of any building used for worship services or educational programs and not to property boundaries.
    (a-5) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, a local liquor control commissioner may grant an exemption to the prohibition in subsection (a) of this Section if a local rule or ordinance authorizes the local liquor control commissioner to grant that exemption.
    (b) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor to a restaurant, the primary business of which is the sale of goods baked on the premises if (i) the restaurant is newly constructed and located on a lot of not less than 10,000 square feet, (ii) the restaurant costs at least $1,000,000 to construct, (iii) the licensee is the titleholder to the premises and resides on the premises, and (iv) the construction of the restaurant is completed within 18 months of July 10, 1998 (the effective date of Public Act 90-617).
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to a restaurant if (1) the primary business of the restaurant consists of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food and the applicant is a completely new owner of the restaurant, (2) the immediately prior owner or operator of the premises where the restaurant is located operated the premises as a restaurant and held a valid retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at the restaurant for at least part of the 24 months before the change of ownership, and (3) the restaurant is located 75 or more feet from a school.
    (d) In the interest of further developing Illinois' economy in the area of commerce, tourism, convention, and banquet business, nothing in this Section shall prohibit issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages to a restaurant, banquet facility, grocery store, or hotel having not fewer than 150 guest room accommodations located in a municipality of more than 500,000 persons, notwithstanding the proximity of such hotel, restaurant, banquet facility, or grocery store to any church or school, if the licensed premises described on the license are located within an enclosed mall or building of a height of at least 6 stories, or 60 feet in the case of a building that has been registered as a national landmark, or in a grocery store having a minimum of 56,010 square feet of floor space in a single story building in an open mall of at least 3.96 acres that is adjacent to a public school that opened as a boys technical high school in 1934, or in a grocery store having a minimum of 31,000 square feet of floor space in a single story building located a distance of more than 90 feet but less than 100 feet from a high school that opened in 1928 as a junior high school and became a senior high school in 1933, and in each of these cases if the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business carried on by the licensee.
    For purposes of this Section, a "banquet facility" is any part of a building that caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a license to a church or private school to sell at retail alcoholic liquor if any such sales are limited to periods when groups are assembled on the premises solely for the promotion of some common object other than the sale or consumption of alcoholic liquors.
    (f) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a church or church affiliated school located in a home rule municipality or in a municipality with 75,000 or more inhabitants from locating within 100 feet of a property for which there is a preexisting license to sell alcoholic liquor at retail. In these instances, the local zoning authority may, by ordinance adopted simultaneously with the granting of an initial special use zoning permit for the church or church affiliated school, provide that the 100-foot restriction in this Section shall not apply to that church or church affiliated school and future retail liquor licenses.
    (g) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises within 100 feet, but not less than 90 feet, of a public school if (1) the premises have been continuously licensed to sell alcoholic liquor for a period of at least 50 years, (2) the premises are located in a municipality having a population of over 500,000 inhabitants, (3) the licensee is an individual who is a member of a family that has held the previous 3 licenses for that location for more than 25 years, (4) the principal of the school and the alderman of the ward in which the school is located have delivered a written statement to the local liquor control commissioner stating that they do not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (g), and (5) the local liquor control commissioner has received the written consent of a majority of the registered voters who live within 200 feet of the premises.
    (h) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within premises and at an outdoor patio area attached to premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 300,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food,
        (2) the sale of liquor is not the principal business
    
carried on by the licensee at the premises,
        (3) the premises are less than 1,000 square feet,
        (4) the premises are owned by the University of
    
Illinois,
        (5) the premises are immediately adjacent to property
    
owned by a church and are not less than 20 nor more than 40 feet from the church space used for worship services, and
        (6) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (i) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 300,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church, synagogue, or other place of worship if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church, synagogue, or other place of worship are at least 100 feet apart, on parallel streets, and separated by an alley; and
        (2) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (j) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a theater that is within 100 feet of a church if (1) the church owns the theater, (2) the church leases the theater to one or more entities, and (3) the theater is used by at least 5 different not-for-profit theater groups.
    (k) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the school are parallel, on different streets, and separated by an alley;
        (2) the southeast corner of the premises are at least
    
350 feet from the southwest corner of the school;
        (3) the school was built in 1978;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the applicant is the owner of the restaurant and
    
has held a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor for the business to be conducted on the premises at a different location for more than 7 years; and
        (7) the premises is at least 2,300 square feet and
    
sits on a lot that is between 6,100 and 6,150 square feet.
    (l) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
closest entrance of the church or school is at least 90 feet apart and no greater than 95 feet apart;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church or school is at least 80 feet apart and no greater than 85 feet apart;
        (3) the applicant is the owner of the restaurant and
    
on November 15, 2006 held a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor for the business to be conducted on the premises for at least 14 different locations;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the premises is at least 3,200 square feet and
    
sits on a lot that is between 7,150 and 7,200 square feet; and
        (7) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (m) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises and the church are perpendicular,
    
and the primary entrance of the premises faces South while the primary entrance of the church faces West and the distance between the two entrances is more than 100 feet;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises lot
    
line and the exterior wall of the church is at least 80 feet;
        (3) the church was established at the current
    
location in 1916 and the present structure was erected in 1925;
        (4) the premises is a single story, single use
    
building with at least 1,750 square feet and no more than 2,000 square feet;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (6) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises; and
        (7) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (n) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (2) the school is located within subarea E of City of
    
Chicago Residential Business Planned Development Number 70;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food; and
        (5) the administration of City of Chicago School
    
District 299 has expressed, in writing, its support for the issuance of the license.
    (o) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises is located on a street that runs
    
perpendicular to the street on which the church is located;
        (4) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
100 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (5) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 60 feet;
        (6) the premises is between 3,600 and 4,000 square
    
feet and sits on a lot that is between 3,600 and 4,000 square feet; and
        (7) the premises was built in the year 1909.
    For purposes of this subsection (o), "premises" means a place of business together with a privately owned outdoor location that is adjacent to the place of business.
    (p) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the shortest distance between the backdoor of the
    
premises, which is used as an emergency exit, and the church is at least 80 feet;
        (2) the church was established at the current
    
location in 1889; and
        (3) liquor has been sold on the premises since at
    
least 1985.
    (q) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church-owned property if:
        (1) the premises is located within a larger building
    
operated as a grocery store;
        (2) the area of the premises does not exceed 720
    
square feet and the area of the larger building exceeds 18,000 square feet;
        (3) the larger building containing the premises is
    
within 100 feet of the nearest property line of a church-owned property on which a church-affiliated school is located;
        (4) the sale of liquor is not the principal business
    
carried on within the larger building;
        (5) the primary entrance of the larger building and
    
the premises and the primary entrance of the church-affiliated school are on different, parallel streets, and the distance between the 2 primary entrances is more than 100 feet;
        (6) the larger building is separated from the
    
church-owned property and church-affiliated school by an alley;
        (7) the larger building containing the premises and
    
the church building front are on perpendicular streets and are separated by a street; and
        (8) (Blank).
    (r) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance, renewal, or maintenance of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the church and the
    
primary entrance of the restaurant are at least 100 feet apart;
        (2) the restaurant has operated on the ground floor
    
and lower level of a multi-story, multi-use building for more than 40 years;
        (3) the primary business of the restaurant consists
    
of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is conducted
    
primarily in the below-grade level of the restaurant to which the only public access is by a staircase located inside the restaurant; and
        (5) the restaurant has held a license authorizing the
    
sale of alcoholic liquor on the premises for more than 40 years.
    (s) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population more than 5,000 and less than 10,000 and is within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the church was established at the location within
    
100 feet of the premises after a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises was first issued;
        (2) a license for sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises was first issued before January 1, 2007; and
        (3) a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor on
    
the premises has been continuously in effect since January 1, 2007, except for interruptions between licenses of no more than 90 days.
    (t) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant that is established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school and a church if:
        (1) the restaurant is located inside a five-story
    
building with over 16,800 square feet of commercial space;
        (2) the area of the premises does not exceed 31,050
    
square feet;
        (3) the area of the restaurant does not exceed 5,800
    
square feet;
        (4) the building has no less than 78 condominium
    
units;
        (5) the construction of the building in which the
    
restaurant is located was completed in 2006;
        (6) the building has 10 storefront properties, 3 of
    
which are used for the restaurant;
        (7) the restaurant will open for business in 2010;
        (8) the building is north of the school and separated
    
by an alley; and
        (9) the principal religious leader of the church and
    
either the alderman of the ward in which the school is located or the principal of the school have delivered a written statement to the local liquor control commissioner stating that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (t).
    (u) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises operates as a restaurant and has
    
been in operation since February 2008;
        (2) the applicant is the owner of the premises;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (5) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 90 years old;
        (6) the rear lot of the school and the rear corner of
    
the building that the premises occupy are separated by an alley;
        (7) the distance from the southwest corner of the
    
property line of the school and the northeast corner of the building that the premises occupy is at least 16 feet, 5 inches;
        (8) the distance from the rear door of the premises
    
to the southwest corner of the property line of the school is at least 93 feet;
        (9) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (10) the school's main structure was erected in 1902
    
and an addition was built to the main structure in 1959; and
        (11) the principal of the school and the alderman in
    
whose district the premises are located have expressed, in writing, their support for the issuance of the license.
    (v) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the total land area of the premises for which the
    
license or renewal is sought is more than 600,000 square feet;
        (2) the premises for which the license or renewal is
    
sought has more than 600 parking stalls;
        (3) the total area of all buildings on the premises
    
for which the license or renewal is sought exceeds 140,000 square feet;
        (4) the property line of the premises for which the
    
license or renewal is sought is separated from the property line of the school by a street;
        (5) the distance from the school's property line to
    
the property line of the premises for which the license or renewal is sought is at least 60 feet;
        (6) as of June 14, 2011 (the effective date of Public
    
Act 97-9), the premises for which the license or renewal is sought is located in the Illinois Medical District.
    (w) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises occupy the first floor and basement
    
of a 2-story building that is 106 years old;
        (4) the premises is at least 7,000 square feet and
    
located on a lot that is at least 11,000 square feet;
        (5) the premises is located directly west of the
    
church, on perpendicular streets, and separated by an alley;
        (6) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 20 feet;
        (7) the distance between the primary entrance of the
    
premises and the primary entrance of the church is at least 130 feet; and
        (8) the church has been at its location for at least
    
40 years.
    (x) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the church has been operating in its current
    
location since 1973;
        (3) the premises has been operating in its current
    
location since 1988;
        (4) the church and the premises are owned by the same
    
parish;
        (5) the premises is used for cultural and educational
    
purposes;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (7) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
indicated his support of the issuance of the license;
        (8) the premises is a 2-story building of
    
approximately 23,000 square feet; and
        (9) the premises houses a ballroom on its ground
    
floor of approximately 5,000 square feet.
    (y) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (3) according to the municipality, the distance
    
between the east property line of the premises and the west property line of the school is 97.8 feet;
        (4) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (5) the school has been operating since 1959;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the school are located on the same street;
        (7) the street on which the entrances of the premises
    
and the school are located is a major diagonal thoroughfare;
        (8) the premises is a single-story building of
    
approximately 2,900 square feet; and
        (9) the premises is used for commercial purposes only.
    (z) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a mosque if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain having
    
over 100 locations within the municipality;
        (4) the licensee has over 8,000 locations nationwide;
        (5) the licensee has locations in all 50 states;
        (6) the premises is located in the North-East
    
quadrant of the municipality;
        (7) the premises is a free-standing building that has
    
"drive-through" pharmacy service;
        (8) the premises has approximately 14,490 square feet
    
of retail space;
        (9) the premises has approximately 799 square feet of
    
pharmacy space;
        (10) the premises is located on a major arterial
    
street that runs east-west and accepts truck traffic; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (aa) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain having
    
over 100 locations within the municipality;
        (4) the licensee has over 8,000 locations nationwide;
        (5) the licensee has locations in all 50 states;
        (6) the premises is located in the North-East
    
quadrant of the municipality;
        (7) the premises is located across the street from a
    
national grocery chain outlet;
        (8) the premises has approximately 16,148 square feet
    
of retail space;
        (9) the premises has approximately 992 square feet of
    
pharmacy space;
        (10) the premises is located on a major arterial
    
street that runs north-south and accepts truck traffic; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (bb) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (3) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (4) the premises is across the street from the church;
        (5) the street on which the premises and the church
    
are located is a major arterial street that runs east-west;
        (6) the church is an elder-led and Bible-based
    
Assyrian church;
        (7) the premises and the church are both single-story
    
buildings;
        (8) the storefront directly west of the church is
    
being used as a restaurant; and
        (9) the distance between the northern-most property
    
line of the premises and the southern-most property line of the church is 65 feet.
    (cc) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of October 25, 2011, the licensee has 1,767
    
stores operating nationwide, 87 stores operating in the State, and 10 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 124,000
    
square feet of space in the basement and first and second floors of a building located across the street from a school;
        (6) the school opened in August of 2009 and occupies
    
approximately 67,000 square feet of space; and
        (7) the building in which the premises shall be
    
located has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April 17, 1970.
    (dd) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises is constructed on land that was
    
purchased from the municipality at a fair market price;
        (2) the premises is constructed on land that was
    
previously used as a parking facility for public safety employees;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (4) the main entrance to the store is more than 100
    
feet from the main entrance to the school;
        (5) the premises is to be new construction;
        (6) the school is a private school;
        (7) the principal of the school has given written
    
approval for the license;
        (8) the alderman of the ward where the premises is
    
located has given written approval of the issuance of the license;
        (9) the grocery store level of the premises is
    
between 60,000 and 70,000 square feet; and
        (10) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates 2 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality.
    (ee) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises is constructed on land that once
    
contained an industrial steel facility;
        (2) the premises is located on land that has
    
undergone environmental remediation;
        (3) the premises is located within a retail complex
    
containing retail stores where some of the stores sell alcoholic beverages;
        (4) the principal activity of any restaurant in the
    
retail complex is the sale of food, and the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the grocery store;
        (6) the entrance to any business that sells alcoholic
    
liquor is more than 100 feet from the entrance to the school;
        (7) the alderman of the ward where the premises is
    
located has given written approval of the issuance of the license; and
        (8) the principal of the school has given written
    
consent to the issuance of the license.
    (ff) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a theater;
        (3) the premises is a one and one-half-story building
    
of approximately 10,000 square feet;
        (4) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the school are at least 300 feet apart and no more than 400 feet apart;
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his support for the issuance of the license; and
        (7) the principal of the school has expressed, in
    
writing, that there is no objection to the issuance of a license under this subsection (ff).
    (gg) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant or banquet facility established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the property on which the church is located and
    
the property on which the premises are located are both within a district originally listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 1979;
        (3) the property on which the premises are located
    
contains one or more multi-story buildings that are at least 95 years old and have no more than three stories;
        (4) the building in which the church is located is at
    
least 120 years old;
        (5) the property on which the church is located is
    
immediately adjacent to and west of the property on which the premises are located;
        (6) the western boundary of the property on which the
    
premises are located is no less than 118 feet in length and no more than 122 feet in length;
        (7) as of December 31, 2012, both the church property
    
and the property on which the premises are located are within 250 feet of City of Chicago Business-Residential Planned Development Number 38;
        (8) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (9) the alderman in whose district the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    For the purposes of this subsection, "banquet facility" means the part of the building that is located on the floor above a restaurant and caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (hh) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a hotel and at an outdoor patio area attached to the hotel that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a hospital if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the hotel;
        (2) the hotel is located within the City of Chicago
    
Business Planned Development Number 468; and
        (3) the hospital is located within the City of
    
Chicago Institutional Planned Development Number 3.
    (ii) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant and at an outdoor patio area attached to the restaurant that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
not the principal business carried on by the licensee and is incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the restaurant has been operated on the street
    
level of a 2-story building located on a corner lot since 2008;
        (3) the restaurant is between 3,700 and 4,000 square
    
feet and sits on a lot that is no more than 6,200 square feet;
        (4) the primary entrance to the restaurant and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (5) the street on which the restaurant and the church
    
are located is a major east-west street;
        (6) the restaurant and the church are separated by a
    
one-way northbound street;
        (7) the church is located to the west of and no more
    
than 65 feet from the restaurant; and
        (8) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing.
    (jj) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the premises are located east of the church, on
    
perpendicular streets, and separated by an alley;
        (4) the distance between the primary entrance of the
    
premises and the primary entrance of the church is at least 175 feet;
        (5) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 40 feet;
        (6) the licensee has been operating at the premises
    
since 2012;
        (7) the church was constructed in 1904;
        (8) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (9) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (jj).
    (kk) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors on
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of February 27, 2013, the licensee had 1,778
    
stores operating nationwide, 89 operating in this State, and 11 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 169,048
    
square feet of space within a building that is located across the street from a tuition-based preschool; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ll) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors on
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of February 27, 2013, the licensee had 1,778
    
stores operating nationwide, 89 operating in this State, and 11 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 191,535
    
square feet of space within a building that is located across the street from an elementary school; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (mm) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within premises and at an outdoor patio or sidewalk cafe, or both, attached to premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a hospital if:
        (1) the primary business of the restaurant consists
    
of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) as a restaurant, the premises may or may not
    
offer catering as an incidental part of food service;
        (3) the primary business of the restaurant is
    
conducted in space owned by a hospital or an entity owned or controlled by, under common control with, or that controls a hospital, and the chief hospital administrator has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (4) the hospital is an adult acute care facility
    
primarily located within the City of Chicago Institutional Planned Development Number 3.
    (nn) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried out on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a theater;
        (3) the premises are a building that was constructed
    
in 1913 and opened on May 24, 1915 as a vaudeville theater, and the premises were converted to a motion picture theater in 1935;
        (4) the church was constructed in 1889 with a stone
    
exterior;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart;
        (6) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman in whose ward the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (oo) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a mosque, church, or other place of worship if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the mosque, church, or other place of worship are perpendicular and are on different streets;
        (2) the primary entrance to the premises faces West
    
and the primary entrance to the mosque, church, or other place of worship faces South;
        (3) the distance between the 2 primary entrances is
    
at least 100 feet;
        (4) the mosque, church, or other place of worship was
    
established in a location within 100 feet of the premises after a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises was first issued;
        (5) the mosque, church, or other place of worship was
    
established on or around January 1, 2011;
        (6) a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises
    
was first issued on or before January 1, 1985;
        (7) a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises
    
has been continuously in effect since January 1, 1985, except for interruptions between licenses of no more than 90 days; and
        (8) the premises are a single-story, single-use
    
building of at least 3,000 square feet and no more than 3,380 square feet.
    (pp) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant or banquet facility established on premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of at least one church if:
        (1) the sale of liquor shall not be the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the premises are at least 2,000 square feet and
    
no more than 10,000 square feet and is located in a single-story building;
        (3) the property on which the premises are located is
    
within an area that, as of 2009, was designated as a Renewal Community by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development;
        (4) the property on which the premises are located
    
and the properties on which the churches are located are on the same street;
        (5) the property on which the premises are located is
    
immediately adjacent to and east of the property on which at least one of the churches is located;
        (6) the property on which the premises are located is
    
across the street and southwest of the property on which another church is located;
        (7) the principal religious leaders of the churches
    
have indicated their support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (8) the alderman in whose ward the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    For purposes of this subsection (pp), "banquet facility" means the part of the building that caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (qq) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor on premises that are located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
closest entrance of the church or school are at least 200 feet apart and no greater than 300 feet apart;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church or school is at least 66 feet apart and no greater than 81 feet apart;
        (3) the premises are a single-story, steel-framed
    
commercial building with at least 18,042 square feet, and was constructed in 1925 and 1997;
        (4) the owner of the business operated within the
    
premises has been the general manager of a similar supermarket within one mile from the premises, which has had a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor since 2002, and is in good standing with the City of Chicago;
        (5) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing;
        (6) the alderman of the ward has indicated his or her
    
support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (7) the principal of the school has indicated his or
    
her support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (rr) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a club that leases space to a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried out on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are a building of approximately
    
1,750 square feet and is rented by the owners of the grocery store from a family member;
        (4) the property line of the premises is
    
approximately 68 feet from the property line of the club;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the club where the school leases space are at least 100 feet apart;
        (6) the director of the club renting space to the
    
school has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman in whose district the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (ss) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are located within a 15 unit
    
building with 13 residential apartments and 2 commercial spaces, and the licensee will occupy both commercial spaces;
        (2) a restaurant has been operated on the premises
    
since June 2011;
        (3) the restaurant currently occupies 1,075 square
    
feet, but will be expanding to include 975 additional square feet;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (5) the premises are located south of the church and
    
on the same street and are separated by a one-way westbound street;
        (6) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
93 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (7) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 72 feet;
        (8) the building in which the restaurant is located
    
was built in 1910;
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (ss).
    (tt) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises was
    
previously authorized by a package goods liquor license;
        (4) the premises are at least 40,000 square feet with
    
25 parking spaces in the contiguous surface lot to the north of the store and 93 parking spaces on the roof;
        (5) the shortest distance between the lot line of the
    
parking lot of the premises and the exterior wall of the church is at least 80 feet;
        (6) the distance between the building in which the
    
church is located and the building in which the premises are located is at least 180 feet;
        (7) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 257 feet from the main entrance of the premises; and
        (8) the applicant is the owner of 10 similar grocery
    
stores within the City of Chicago and the surrounding area and has been in business for more than 30 years.
    (uu) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are located in a building that is
    
approximately 68,000 square feet with 157 parking spaces on property that was previously vacant land;
        (4) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 500 feet from the entrance of the premises, which faces north;
        (5) the church and the premises are separated by an
    
alley;
        (6) the applicant is the owner of 9 similar grocery
    
stores in the City of Chicago and the surrounding area and has been in business for more than 40 years; and
        (7) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (vv) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is primary to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the premises are located south of the church and
    
on perpendicular streets and are separated by a driveway;
        (4) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
100 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (5) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 15 feet;
        (6) the premises are less than 100 feet from the
    
church center, but greater than 100 feet from the area within the building where church services are held;
        (7) the premises are 25,830 square feet and sit on a
    
lot that is 0.48 acres;
        (8) the premises were once designated as a Korean
    
American Presbyterian Church and were once used as a Masonic Temple;
        (9) the premises were built in 1910;
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (11) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (vv).
    For the purposes of this subsection (vv), "premises" means a place of business together with a privately owned outdoor location that is adjacent to the place of business.
    (ww) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the school is located within Sub Area III of City
    
of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development Number 523, as amended; and
        (2) the premises are located within Sub Area I, Sub
    
Area II, or Sub Area IV of City of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development Number 523, as amended.
    (xx) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of wine or wine-related products is the
    
exclusive business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart and are located on different streets;
        (3) the building in which the premises are located
    
and the building in which the church is located are separated by an alley;
        (4) the premises consists of less than 2,000 square
    
feet of floor area dedicated to the sale of wine or wine-related products;
        (5) the premises are located on the first floor of a
    
2-story building that is at least 99 years old and has a residential unit on the second floor; and
        (6) the principal religious leader at the church has
    
indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (yy) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are a 27-story hotel containing 191
    
guest rooms;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises and is limited to a restaurant located on the first floor of the hotel;
        (3) the hotel is adjacent to the church;
        (4) the site is zoned as DX-16;
        (5) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (yy); and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (zz) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are a 15-story hotel containing 143
    
guest rooms;
        (2) the premises are approximately 85,691 square feet;
        (3) a restaurant is operated on the premises;
        (4) the restaurant is located in the first floor
    
lobby of the hotel;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the
    
principal business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the hotel is located approximately 50 feet from
    
the church and is separated from the church by a public street on the ground level and by air space on the upper level, which is where the public entrances are located;
        (7) the site is zoned as DX-16;
        (8) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (zz); and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (aaa) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the primary
    
business activity of the grocery store;
        (2) the premises are newly constructed on land that
    
was formerly used by the Young Men's Christian Association;
        (3) the grocery store is located within a planned
    
development that was approved by the municipality in 2007;
        (4) the premises are located in a multi-building,
    
mixed-use complex;
        (5) the entrance to the grocery store is located more
    
than 200 feet from the entrance to the school;
        (6) the entrance to the grocery store is located
    
across the street from the back of the school building, which is not used for student or public access;
        (7) the grocery store executed a binding lease for
    
the property in 2008;
        (8) the premises consist of 2 levels and occupy more
    
than 80,000 square feet;
        (9) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates at least 10 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality; and
        (10) the director of the school has expressed, in
    
writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (bbb) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the premises are located in a single-story
    
building of primarily brick construction containing at least 6 commercial units constructed before 1940;
        (3) the premises are located in a B3-2 zoning
    
district;
        (4) the premises are less than 4,000 square feet;
        (5) the church established its congregation in 1891
    
and completed construction of the church building in 1990;
        (6) the premises are located south of the church;
        (7) the premises and church are located on the same
    
street and are separated by a one-way westbound street; and
        (8) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (ccc) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) as of March 14, 2007, the premises are located in
    
a City of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development No. 1052;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
operation of a grocery store and comprises no more than 10% of the total in-store sales;
        (4) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates at least 10 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality;
        (5) the premises are new construction when the
    
license is first issued;
        (6) the constructed premises are to be no less than
    
50,000 square feet;
        (7) the school is a private church-affiliated school;
        (8) the premises and the property containing the
    
church and church-affiliated school are located on perpendicular streets and the school and church are adjacent to one another;
        (9) the pastor of the church and school has
    
expressed, in writing, support for the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ddd) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the business has been issued a license from the
    
municipality to allow the business to operate a theater on the premises;
        (2) the theater has less than 200 seats;
        (3) the premises are approximately 2,700 to 3,100
    
square feet of space;
        (4) the premises are located to the north of the
    
church;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of any church within 100 feet of the premises are located either on a different street or across a right-of-way from the premises;
        (6) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of any school within 100 feet of the premises are located either on a different street or across a right-of-way from the premises;
        (7) the premises are located in a building that is at
    
least 100 years old; and
        (8) any church or school located within 100 feet of
    
the premises has indicated its support for the issuance or renewal of the license to the premises in writing.
    (eee) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the applicant on the premises;
        (3) a family-owned restaurant has operated on the
    
premises since 1957;
        (4) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 90 years old;
        (5) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 20 feet;
        (6) the church was established at its current
    
location and the present structure was erected before 1900;
        (7) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
75 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (8) the school is affiliated with the church;
        (9) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing;
        (10) the principal of the school has indicated in
    
writing that he or she is not opposed to the issuance of the license; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her lack of an objection to the issuance of the license.
    (fff) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the
    
principal business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises is incidental to the operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are a one-story building
    
containing approximately 10,000 square feet and are rented by the owners of the grocery store;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises occurs in a retail area of the grocery store that is approximately 3,500 square feet;
        (5) the grocery store has operated at the
    
location since 1984;
        (6) the grocery store is closed on Sundays;
        (7) the property on which the premises are
    
located is a corner lot that is bound by 3 streets and an alley, where one street is a one-way street that runs north-south, one street runs east-west, and one street runs northwest-southeast;
        (8) the property line of the premises is
    
approximately 16 feet from the property line of the building where the church is located;
        (9) the premises are separated from the
    
building containing the church by a public alley;
        (10) the primary entrance of the premises and
    
the primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart;
        (11) representatives of the church have
    
delivered a written statement that the church does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (fff); and
        (12) the alderman of the ward in which the
    
grocery store is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ggg) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant or lobby coffee house at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) a residential retirement home formerly operated
    
on the premises and the premises are being converted into a new apartment living complex containing studio and one-bedroom apartments with ground floor retail space;
        (2) the restaurant and lobby coffee house are located
    
within a Community Shopping District within the municipality;
        (3) the premises are located in a single-building,
    
mixed-use complex that, in addition to the restaurant and lobby coffee house, contains apartment residences, a fitness center for the residents of the apartment building, a lobby designed as a social center for the residents, a rooftop deck, and a patio with a dog run for the exclusive use of the residents;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the primary
    
business activity of the apartment complex, restaurant, or lobby coffee house;
        (5) the entrance to the apartment residence is more
    
than 310 feet from the entrance to the school and church;
        (6) the entrance to the apartment residence is
    
located at the end of the block around the corner from the south side of the school building;
        (7) the school is affiliated with the church;
        (8) the pastor of the parish, principal of the
    
school, and the titleholder to the church and school have given written consent to the issuance of the license;
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has given written consent to the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the neighborhood block club has given
    
written consent to the issuance of the license.
    (hhh) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a home for indigent persons or a church if:
        (1) a restaurant operates on the premises and has
    
been in operation since January of 2014;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (4) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 100 years old;
        (5) the primary entrance to the premises is more than
    
100 feet from the primary entrance to the home for indigent persons, which opened in 1989 and is operated to address homelessness and provide shelter;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the home for indigent persons are located on different streets;
        (7) the executive director of the home for indigent
    
persons has given written consent to the issuance of the license;
        (8) the entrance to the premises is located within
    
100 feet of a Buddhist temple;
        (9) the entrance to the premises is more than 100
    
feet from where any worship or educational programming is conducted by the Buddhist temple and is located in an area used only for other purposes; and
        (10) the president and the board of directors of the
    
Buddhist temple have given written consent to the issuance of the license.
    (iii) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a home for the aged if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a restaurant;
        (3) the premises are on the ground floor of a
    
multi-floor, university-affiliated housing facility;
        (4) the premises occupy 1,916 square feet of space,
    
with the total square footage from which liquor will be sold, served, and consumed to be 900 square feet;
        (5) the premises are separated from the home for the
    
aged by an alley;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the home for the aged are at least 500 feet apart and located on different streets;
        (7) representatives of the home for the aged have
    
expressed, in writing, that the home does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection; and
        (8) the alderman of the ward in which the restaurant
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (jjj) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) as of January 1, 2016, the premises were used for
    
the sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises and were authorized to do so pursuant to a retail tavern license held by an individual as the sole proprietor of the premises;
        (2) the primary entrance to the school and the
    
primary entrance to the premises are on the same street;
        (3) the school was founded in 1949;
        (4) the building in which the premises are situated
    
was constructed before 1930;
        (5) the building in which the premises are situated
    
is immediately across the street from the school; and
        (6) the school has not indicated its opposition to
    
the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (kkk) (Blank).
    (lll) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a synagogue or school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises are located on the same street on
    
which the synagogue or school is located;
        (4) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
closest entrance to the synagogue or school is at least 100 feet apart;
        (5) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the synagogue or school is at least 65 feet apart and no greater than 70 feet apart;
        (6) the premises are between 1,800 and 2,000 square
    
feet;
        (7) the synagogue was founded in 1861; and
        (8) the leader of the synagogue has indicated, in
    
writing, the synagogue's support for the issuance or renewal of the license.
    (mmm) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant or lobby coffee house at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food in a restaurant;
        (3) the restaurant has been run by the same family
    
for at least 19 consecutive years;
        (4) the premises are located in a 3-story building in
    
the most easterly part of the first floor;
        (5) the building in which the premises are located
    
has residential housing on the second and third floors;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises is on a
    
north-south street around the corner and across an alley from the primary entrance to the church, which is on an east-west street;
        (7) the primary entrance to the church and the
    
primary entrance to the premises are more than 160 feet apart; and
        (8) the church has expressed, in writing, its support
    
for the issuance of a license under this subsection.
    (nnn) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant or lobby coffee house at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school and church or synagogue if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food in a restaurant;
        (3) the front door of the synagogue faces east on the
    
next north-south street east of and parallel to the north-south street on which the restaurant is located where the restaurant's front door faces west;
        (4) the closest exterior pedestrian entrance that
    
leads to the school or the synagogue is across an east-west street and at least 300 feet from the primary entrance to the restaurant;
        (5) the nearest church-related or school-related
    
building is a community center building;
        (6) the restaurant is on the ground floor of a
    
3-story building constructed in 1896 with a brick fašade;
        (7) the restaurant shares the ground floor with a
    
theater, and the second and third floors of the building in which the restaurant is located consists of residential housing;
        (8) the leader of the synagogue and school has
    
expressed, in writing, that the synagogue does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection; and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ooo) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 2,000 but less than 5,000 inhabitants in a county with a population in excess of 3,000,000 and within 100 feet of a home for the aged if:
        (1) as of March 1, 2016, the premises were used to
    
sell alcohol pursuant to a retail tavern and packaged goods license issued by the municipality and held by a limited liability company as the proprietor of the premises;
        (2) the home for the aged was completed in 2015;
        (3) the home for the aged is a 5-story structure;
        (4) the building in which the premises are situated
    
is directly adjacent to the home for the aged;
        (5) the building in which the premises are situated
    
was constructed before 1950;
        (6) the home for the aged has not indicated its
    
opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license; and
        (7) the president of the municipality has expressed
    
in writing that he or she does not object to the issuance or renewal of the license.
    (ppp) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or churches if:
        (1) the shortest distance between the premises and a
    
church is at least 78 feet apart and no greater than 95 feet apart;
        (2) the premises are a single-story, brick commercial
    
building and between 3,600 to 4,000 square feet and the original building was built before 1922;
        (3) the premises are located in a B3-2 zoning
    
district;
        (4) the premises are separated from the buildings
    
containing the churches by a street;
        (5) the previous owners of the business located on
    
the premises held a liquor license for at least 10 years;
        (6) the new owner of the business located on the
    
premises has managed 2 other food and liquor stores since 1997;
        (7) the principal religious leaders at the places of
    
worship have indicated their support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (8) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (qqq) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises are located on the opposite side of
    
the same street on which the church is located;
        (4) the church is located on a corner lot;
        (5) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church is at least 90 feet apart and no greater than 95 feet apart;
        (6) the premises are at least 3,000 but no more than
    
5,000 square feet;
        (7) the church's original chapel was built in 1858;
        (8) the church's first congregation was organized in
    
1860; and
        (9) the leaders of the church and the alderman of the
    
ward in which the premises are located has expressed, in writing, their support for the issuance of the license.
    (rrr) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a restaurant or banquet facility established within premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the immediately prior owner or the operator of
    
the restaurant or banquet facility held a valid retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises for at least part of the 24 months before a change of ownership;
        (4) the premises are located immediately east and
    
across the street from an elementary school;
        (5) the premises and elementary school are part of an
    
approximately 100-acre campus owned by the church;
        (6) the school opened in 1999 and was named after the
    
founder of the church; and
        (7) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (sss) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the premises are at least 5,300 square feet and
    
located in a building that was built prior to 1940;
        (2) the shortest distance between the property line
    
of the premises and the exterior wall of the building in which the church is located is at least 109 feet;
        (3) the distance between the building in which the
    
church is located and the building in which the premises are located is at least 118 feet;
        (4) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 602 feet from the main entrance of the premises;
        (5) the shortest distance between the property line
    
of the premises and the property line of the school is at least 177 feet;
        (6) the applicant has been in business for more than
    
10 years;
        (7) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing;
        (8) the principal of the school has indicated in
    
writing that he or she is not opposed to the issuance of the license; and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ttt) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the premises are at least 59,000 square feet and
    
located in a building that was built prior to 1940;
        (2) the shortest distance between the west property
    
line of the premises and the exterior wall of the church is at least 99 feet;
        (3) the distance between the building in which the
    
church is located and the building in which the premises are located is at least 102 feet;
        (4) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 457 feet from the main entrance of the premises;
        (5) the shortest distance between the property line
    
of the premises and the property line of the school is at least 66 feet;
        (6) the applicant has been in business for more than
    
10 years;
        (7) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing;
        (8) the principal of the school has indicated in
    
writing that he or she is not opposed to the issuance of the license; and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (uuu) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a place of worship if:
        (1) the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of
    
food;
        (2) the premises are at least 7,100 square feet;
        (3) the shortest distance between the north property
    
line of the premises and the nearest exterior wall of the place of worship is at least 86 feet;
        (4) the main entrance to the place of worship faces
    
north and is more than 150 feet from the main entrance of the premises;
        (5) the applicant has been in business for more than
    
20 years at the location;
        (6) the principal religious leader of the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (vvv) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of 2 churches if:
        (1) as of January 1, 2015, the premises were used for
    
the sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises and the sale was authorized pursuant to a retail tavern license held by an individual as the sole proprietor of the premises;
        (2) a primary entrance of the church situated to the
    
south of the premises is located on a street running perpendicular to the street upon which a primary entrance of the premises is situated;
        (3) the church located to the south of the premises
    
is a 3-story structure that was constructed in 2006;
        (4) a parking lot separates the premises from the
    
church located to the south of the premises;
        (5) the building in which the premises are situated
    
was constructed before 1930;
        (6) the building in which the premises are situated
    
is a 2-story, mixed-use commercial and residential structure containing more than 20,000 total square feet and containing at least 7 residential units on the second floor and 3 commercial units on the first floor;
        (7) the building in which the premises are situated
    
is immediately adjacent to the church located to the north of the premises;
        (8) the primary entrance of the church located to the
    
north of the premises and the primary entrance of the premises are located on the same street;
        (9) the churches have not indicated their opposition
    
to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (www) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to
    
the sale of food and is not the principal business of the restaurant;
        (2) the building in which the restaurant is located
    
was constructed in 1909 and is a 2-story structure;
        (3) the restaurant has been operating
    
continuously since 1962, has been located at the existing premises since 1989, and has been owned and operated by the same family, which also operates a deli in a building located immediately to the east and adjacent and connected to the restaurant;
        (4) the entrance to the restaurant is more than 200
    
feet from the entrance to the school;
        (5) the building in which the restaurant is
    
located and the building in which the school is located are separated by a traffic-congested major street;
        (6) the building in which the restaurant is
    
located faces a public park located to the east of the school, cannot be seen from the windows of the school, and is not directly across the street from the school;
        (7) the school building is located 2 blocks from a
    
major private university;
        (8) the school is a public school that has
    
pre-kindergarten through eighth grade classes, is an open enrollment school, and has a preschool program that has earned a Gold Circle of Quality award;
        (9) the local school council has given written
    
consent for the issuance of the liquor license; and
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has given written consent for the issuance of the liquor license.
    (xxx) (Blank).
    (yyy) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a store that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are primarily used for the sale of
    
alcoholic liquor;
        (2) on January 1, 2017, the store was authorized to
    
sell alcoholic liquor pursuant to a package goods liquor license;
        (3) on January 1, 2017, the store occupied
    
approximately 5,560 square feet and will be expanded to include 440 additional square feet for the purpose of storage;
        (4) the store was in existence before the church;
        (5) the building in which the store is located was
    
built in 1956 and is immediately south of the church;
        (6) the store and church are separated by an
    
east-west street;
        (7) the owner of the store received his first liquor
    
license in 1986;
        (8) the church has not indicated its opposition to
    
the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the store is
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license.
    (zzz) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are approximately 2,800 square feet
    
with east frontage on South Allport Street and north frontage on West 18th Street in the City of Chicago;
        (2) the shortest distance between the north property
    
line of the premises and the nearest exterior wall of the church is 95 feet;
        (3) the main entrance to the church is on West 18th
    
Street, faces south, and is more than 100 feet from the main entrance to the premises;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food in a restaurant;
        (5) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (aaaa) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church is at least 65 feet apart and no greater than 70 feet apart;
        (2) the premises are located on the ground floor of
    
a freestanding, 3-story building of brick construction with 2 stories of residential apartments above the premises;
        (3) the premises are approximately 2,557 square
    
feet;
        (4) the premises and the church are located on
    
opposite corners and are separated by sidewalks and a street;
        (5) the sale of alcohol is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the pastor of the church has not indicated his
    
or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (bbbb) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises or an outdoor location at the premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the church was a Catholic cathedral on January 1,
    
2018;
        (2) the church has been in existence for at least 150
    
years;
        (3) the school is affiliated with the church;
        (4) the premises are bordered by State Street on the
    
east, Superior Street on the south, Dearborn Street on the west, and Chicago Avenue on the north;
        (5) the premises are located within 2 miles of Lake
    
Michigan and the Chicago River;
        (6) the premises are located in and adjacent to a
    
building for which construction commenced after January 1, 2018;
        (7) the alderman who represents the district in which
    
the premises are located has written a letter of support for the issuance of a license; and
        (8) the principal religious leader of the church and
    
the principal of the school have both signed a letter of support for the issuance of a license.
    (cccc) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food and is not the principal business of the restaurant;
        (2) the building in which the restaurant is located
    
was constructed in 1912 and is a 3-story structure;
        (3) the restaurant has been in operation since 2015
    
and its entrance faces North Western Avenue;
        (4) the entrance to the school faces West Augusta
    
Boulevard;
        (5) the entrance to the restaurant is more than 100
    
feet from the entrance to the school;
        (6) the school is a Catholic school affiliated with
    
the nearby Catholic Parish church;
        (7) the building in which the restaurant is located
    
and the building in which the school is located are separated by an alley;
        (8) the principal of the school has not indicated his
    
or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the restaurant
    
is located has expressed his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license.
    (dddd) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises are approximately 6,250 square feet
    
with south frontage on Bryn Mawr Avenue and north frontage on the alley 125 feet north of Bryn Mawr Avenue in the City of Chicago;
        (2) the shortest distance between the south property
    
line of the premises and the nearest exterior wall of the school is 248 feet;
        (3) the main entrance to the school is on Christiana
    
Avenue, faces east, and is more than 100 feet from the main entrance to the premises;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food in a restaurant;
        (5) the principal of the school has not indicated his
    
or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (eeee) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises are approximately 2,300 square feet
    
with south frontage on 53rd Street in the City of Chicago and the eastern property line of the premises abuts a private alleyway;
        (2) the shortest distance between the south property
    
line of the premises and the nearest exterior wall of the school is approximately 187 feet;
        (3) the main entrance to the school is on Cornell
    
Avenue, faces west, and is more than 100 feet from the main entrance to the premises;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food in a restaurant;
        (5) the principal of the school has not indicated his
    
or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
(Source: P.A. 100-36, eff. 8-4-17; 100-38, eff. 8-4-17; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-579, eff. 2-13-18; 100-663, eff. 8-2-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 100-1036, eff. 8-22-18; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)