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(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 5/5-10004a

    (55 ILCS 5/5-10004a)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 5-10004a. Applicant convictions.
    (a) Applicants shall not be required to report the following information and the following information shall not be considered in connection with an application for a license under this Act:
        (1) Juvenile adjudications of delinquent minors, as
    
defined in Section 5-105 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 5-130 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
        (2) Law enforcement records, court records, and
    
conviction records of an individual who was 17 years old at the time of the offense and before January 1, 2014, unless the nature of the offense required the individual to be tried as an adult.
        (3) Records of arrest not followed by a conviction.
        (4) Convictions overturned by a higher court.
        (5) Convictions or arrests that have been sealed or
    
expunged.
    (b) No application for a license under this Division shall be denied by reason of a finding of lack of good moral character when the finding is based upon the fact that the applicant has previously been convicted of one or more criminal offenses.
    (c) The county board, upon finding that an applicant for a license under this Act has a prior conviction for a felony, shall consider any evidence of rehabilitation and mitigating factors contained in the applicant's record, including any of the following factors and evidence, to determine if a license may be denied because the conviction will impair the ability of the applicant to engage in the position for which a license is sought:
        (1) the lack of direct relation of the offense for
    
which the applicant was previously convicted to the duties, functions, and responsibilities of the position for which a license is sought;
        (2) whether 5 years since a felony conviction or 3
    
years since release from confinement for the conviction, whichever is later, have passed without a subsequent conviction;
        (3) if the applicant was previously licensed or
    
employed in this State or other states or jurisdictions, then the lack of prior misconduct arising from or related to the licensed position or position of employment;
        (4) the age of the person at the time of the criminal
    
offense;
        (5) successful completion of sentence and, for
    
applicants serving a term of parole or probation, a progress report provided by the applicant's probation or parole officer that documents the applicant's compliance with conditions of supervision;
        (6) evidence of the applicant's present fitness and
    
professional character;
        (7) evidence of rehabilitation or rehabilitative
    
effort during or after incarceration, or during or after a term of supervision, including, but not limited to, a certificate of good conduct under Section 5-5.5-25 of the Unified Code of Corrections or a certificate of relief from disabilities under Section 5-5.5-10 of the Unified Code of Corrections; and
        (8) any other mitigating factors that contribute to
    
the person's potential and current ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position for which a license or employment is sought.
    (d) If the county board refuses to issue a license to an applicant, then the county board shall notify the applicant of the denial in writing with the following included in the notice of denial:
        (1) a statement about the decision to refuse to issue
    
a license;
        (2) a list of the convictions that the county board
    
determined will impair the applicant's ability to engage in the position for which a license is sought;
        (3) a list of convictions that formed the sole or
    
partial basis for the refusal to issue a license; and
        (4) a summary of the appeal process or the earliest
    
the applicant may reapply for a license, whichever is applicable.
    (e) No later than May 1 of each year, the board must prepare, publicly announce, and publish a report of summary statistical information relating to new and renewal license applications during the preceding calendar year. Each report shall show, at a minimum:
        (1) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license under this Act within the previous calendar year;
        (2) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license under this Act within the previous calendar year who had any criminal conviction;
        (3) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license under this Act in the previous calendar year who were granted a license;
        (4) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license with a criminal conviction who were granted a license under this Act within the previous calendar year;
        (5) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license under this Act within the previous calendar year who were denied a license; and
        (6) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license with a criminal conviction who were denied a license under this Act in the previous calendar year in whole or in part because of a prior conviction.
(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.)