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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-10

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-10 heading)
Division 5-10. Dance Halls and Road Houses

55 ILCS 5/5-10001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-10001)
    Sec. 5-10001. License required. It shall hereafter be unlawful for any person or persons to operate or maintain a public dance hall or road house for the use of the general public outside of the limits of any city, village or incorporated town without first obtaining a license therefor from the county board of the county where the public dance hall is situated, in accordance with the provisions of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-10002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-10002)
    Sec. 5-10002. Issuance of license. Power is hereby granted to the county boards of the several counties of the State to issue the license provided for in this Division, and to revoke the same for the causes herein provided. The license shall expire at the end of one year from the date it is issued. Old licenses may be renewed for the period of one year on application being made therefor to the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-10003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-10003)
    Sec. 5-10003. Operation without license. Any person or persons operating or maintaining a dance hall, or road house at the time this Division takes effect, shall be privileged to continue the operation and maintenance of such dance hall without a license, until the county board at its next regular meeting shall have issued or refused a license under the other provisions of this Division; and it is further provided that the operator or maintainor of such dance hall or road house shall make an application for a yearly license at said meeting, or cease operating or maintaining such dance hall, or road house.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-10004

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10004) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-10004)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-286)
    Sec. 5-10004. Qualifications for license. A license to operate or maintain a dance hall may be issued by the county board to any citizen, firm or corporation of the State, who
        (1) submits a written application for a license,
    
which application shall state, and the applicant shall state under oath:
            (a) the name, address, and residence of the
        
applicant, and the length of time he has lived at that residence:
            (b) the place of birth of the applicant, and if
        
the applicant is a naturalized citizen, the time and place of such naturalization;
            (c) that the applicant has never been convicted
        
of a felony, or of a misdemeanor punishable under the laws of this State by a minimum imprisonment of six months or longer.
            (d) the location of the place or building where
        
the applicant intends to operate or maintain the dance hall.
        (2) and who establishes:
            (a) that he is a person of good moral character;
        
and
            (b) that the place or building where the dance
        
hall or road house is to be operated or maintained, reasonably conforms to all laws, and health and fire regulations applicable thereto, and is properly ventilated and supplied with separate and sufficient toilet arrangements for each sex, and is a safe and proper place or building for a public dance hall or road house.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-286)
    Sec. 5-10004. Qualifications for license. A license to operate or maintain a dance hall may be issued by the county board to any citizen, firm or corporation of the State, who
        (1) submits a written application for a license,
    
which application shall state, and the applicant shall state under oath:
            (a) the name, address, and residence of the
        
applicant, and the length of time he has lived at that residence;
            (b) the place of birth of the applicant, and if
        
the applicant is a naturalized citizen, the time and place of such naturalization;
            (c) whether the applicant has a prior felony
        
conviction; and
            (d) the location of the place or building where
        
the applicant intends to operate or maintain the dance hall.
        (2) and who establishes:
            (a) that he is a person of good moral character;
        
and
            (b) that the place or building where the dance
        
hall or road house is to be operated or maintained, reasonably conforms to all laws, and health and fire regulations applicable thereto, and is properly ventilated and supplied with separate and sufficient toilet arrangements for each sex, and is a safe and proper place or building for a public dance hall or road house.
(Source: P.A. 100-286, eff. 1-1-18.)

55 ILCS 5/5-10005

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10005) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-10005)
    Sec. 5-10005. Investigation of application; fee. The county board may make a thorough investigation to determine the fitness of the applicant and the truth of the statements made in and accompanying the application, but its decision on an application to issue or renew a license shall be rendered within 30 days after the application is received; the license fee required under the provisions of this Division shall not exceed $25 in counties of less than 200,000 population, and shall not exceed $50 in counties of more than 200,000 population.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-10006

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10006) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-10006)
    Sec. 5-10006. Hours of operation. All dance halls and road houses subject to the provisions of this Division shall be open to the public only during reasonable hours, and the county board may designate such reasonable hours and establish such other rules and regulations as tend to promote good order and morals.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-10007

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10007) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-10007)
    Sec. 5-10007. Revocation of license. The president of the county board may revoke the license of any licensee:
    (1) Who knowingly permits any person under sixteen years of age to be present in or to frequent such dance hall or road house, unless accompanied by his parent or legal guardian or proper escort, male or female.
    (2) When the dance hall or road house, as operated and maintained, unreasonably and needlessly disturbs the peace of the neighborhood.
    (3) When disorderly or immoral practices are permitted, or intoxicating liquor is sold on the premises.
    (4) When circumstances happen or become known to the county board, which, had they happened or been known at the time of the application for the license, would have legally justified the county board in refusing the license.
    (5) When such dance hall or road house is opened or remains open outside the hours designated by the county board.
    (6) When the licensee violates any of the rules and regulations issued by the county board.
    When any license is revoked by the county board it shall not issue a license to operate a dance hall or road house on such premises until after a period of three months have elapsed.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-10008

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10008) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-10008)
    Sec. 5-10008. Prohibited persons. It shall be unlawful for any known prostitute, male or female procurer, vagrant, or intoxicated person to be present at any dance hall or road house licensed under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-10009

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10009) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-10009)
    Sec. 5-10009. Violations. Any person who violates any provision of this Division, or who makes a false statement concerning any material fact in submitting an application for a license or for a renewal of a license or in any hearing concerning the revocation thereof, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-10010

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10010) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-10010)
    Sec. 5-10010. State property. The provisions of this Division shall have no application to dance halls or dance pavilions located upon any State property or within any State park, belonging to the State of Illinois, nor to any concessions or concessionaire on or within any such State property, park or territory.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)