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LIQUOR
(235 ILCS 5/) Liquor Control Act of 1934.

235 ILCS 5/Art. VI

 
    (235 ILCS 5/Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. GENERAL PROVISIONS

235 ILCS 5/6-1

    (235 ILCS 5/6-1) (from Ch. 43, par. 119)
    Sec. 6-1. Privilege granted by license; nature as to property; transferability; tax delinquencies. A license shall be purely a personal privilege, good for not to exceed one year after issuance, except a non-beverage user's license, unless sooner revoked as in this Act provided, and shall not constitute property, nor shall it be subject to attachment, garnishment or execution, nor shall it be alienable or transferable, voluntarily or involuntarily, or subject to being encumbered or hypothecated. Such license shall not descend by the laws of testate or intestate devolution, but it shall cease upon the death of the licensee, provided that executors or administrators of the estate of any deceased licensee, and the trustee of any insolvent or bankrupt licensee, when such estate consists in part of alcoholic liquor, may continue the business of the sale or manufacture of alcoholic liquor under order of the appropriate court, and may exercise the privileges of the deceased or insolvent or bankrupt licensee after the death of such decedent, or such insolvency or bankruptcy until the expiration of such license but not longer than six months after the death, bankruptcy or insolvency of such licensee. Except in the case of a non-beverage user's license, a refund shall be made of that portion of the license fees paid for any period in which the licensee shall be prevented from operating under such license in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph.
    Any licensee may renew his license at the expiration thereof, provided he is then qualified to receive a license and the premises for which such renewal license is sought are suitable for such purpose; and provided further that the renewal privilege herein provided for shall not be construed as a vested right which shall in any case prevent the city council or village president and board of trustees or county board, as the case may be, from decreasing the number of licenses to be issued within its jurisdiction. No retailer's license shall be renewed if the Department of Revenue has reported to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission that such retailer is delinquent in filing any required tax returns or paying any amounts owed to the State of Illinois until the applicant is issued a certificate by the Department of Revenue stating that all delinquent returns or amounts owed have been paid by guaranteed remittance or the payment agreement to pay all amounts owed has been accepted by the Department. No retailer's license issued by a local liquor control commissioner shall be renewed unless the applicant provides documentation that any tax owed to (i) the municipality in which the applicant is located (in the case of a license issued by the mayor or president of the board of trustees of a city, village or incorporated town acting as local liquor control commissioner) or (ii) the county in which the applicant is located (in the case of a license issued by the president or chairman of a county board acting as local liquor control commissioner) by the applicant has been satisfied by payment in the form of a cashier's check, certified check, money order, or cash.
    A negotiable instrument received as payment for a license fee, transfer fee, late fee, offer in compromise, pre-disciplinary conference settlement, or fine imposed by order that is dishonored on presentation shall not be considered payment and shall be cause for disciplinary action.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

235 ILCS 5/6-1.5

    (235 ILCS 5/6-1.5)
    Sec. 6-1.5. Three-tier regulatory system; public policy and rule of statutory construction. The General Assembly hereby restates that it is the policy of this State that the primary purpose of this Act is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of this State through the sound and careful control and regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic liquor through a 3-tier regulatory system. To ensure and maintain a 3-tier regulatory system, the General Assembly finds that it is the obligation and duty of the State Commission to construe the provisions of this Act in a manner that conforms to State policy and this Act's primary purpose as articulated in this Section and to exercise its statutory authority in a manner consistent with that purpose whether or not the provisions of this Act are unambiguous or capable of one or more reasonable constructions.
(Source: P.A. 98-21, eff. 6-13-13.)

235 ILCS 5/6-2

    (235 ILCS 5/6-2) (from Ch. 43, par. 120)
    Sec. 6-2. Issuance of licenses to certain persons prohibited.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this Section and in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 3-12, no license of any kind issued by the State Commission or any local commission shall be issued to:
        (1) A person who is not a resident of any city,
    
village or county in which the premises covered by the license are located; except in case of railroad or boat licenses.
        (2) A person who is not of good character and
    
reputation in the community in which he resides.
        (3) A person who is not a citizen of the United
    
States.
        (4) A person who has been convicted of a felony under
    
any Federal or State law, unless the Commission determines that such person has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust after considering matters set forth in such person's application and the Commission's investigation. The burden of proof of sufficient rehabilitation shall be on the applicant.
        (5) A person who has been convicted of keeping a
    
place of prostitution or keeping a place of juvenile prostitution, promoting prostitution that involves keeping a place of prostitution, or promoting juvenile prostitution that involves keeping a place of juvenile prostitution.
        (6) A person who has been convicted of pandering or
    
other crime or misdemeanor opposed to decency and morality.
        (7) A person whose license issued under this Act has
    
been revoked for cause.
        (8) A person who at the time of application for
    
renewal of any license issued hereunder would not be eligible for such license upon a first application.
        (9) A copartnership, if any general partnership
    
thereof, or any limited partnership thereof, owning more than 5% of the aggregate limited partner interest in such copartnership would not be eligible to receive a license hereunder for any reason other than residence within the political subdivision, unless residency is required by local ordinance.
        (10) A corporation or limited liability company, if
    
any member, officer, manager or director thereof, or any stockholder or stockholders owning in the aggregate more than 5% of the stock of such corporation, would not be eligible to receive a license hereunder for any reason other than citizenship and residence within the political subdivision.
        (10a) A corporation or limited liability company
    
unless it is incorporated or organized in Illinois, or unless it is a foreign corporation or foreign limited liability company which is qualified under the Business Corporation Act of 1983 or the Limited Liability Company Act to transact business in Illinois. The Commission shall permit and accept from an applicant for a license under this Act proof prepared from the Secretary of State's website that the corporation or limited liability company is in good standing and is qualified under the Business Corporation Act of 1983 or the Limited Liability Company Act to transact business in Illinois.
        (11) A person whose place of business is conducted by
    
a manager or agent unless the manager or agent possesses the same qualifications required by the licensee.
        (12) A person who has been convicted of a violation
    
of any Federal or State law concerning the manufacture, possession or sale of alcoholic liquor, subsequent to the passage of this Act or has forfeited his bond to appear in court to answer charges for any such violation.
        (13) A person who does not beneficially own the
    
premises for which a license is sought, or does not have a lease thereon for the full period for which the license is to be issued.
        (14) Any law enforcing public official, including
    
members of local liquor control commissions, any mayor, alderman, or member of the city council or commission, any president of the village board of trustees, any member of a village board of trustees, or any president or member of a county board; and no such official shall have a direct interest in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic liquor, except that a license may be granted to such official in relation to premises that are not located within the territory subject to the jurisdiction of that official if the issuance of such license is approved by the State Liquor Control Commission and except that a license may be granted, in a city or village with a population of 55,000 or less, to any alderman, member of a city council, or member of a village board of trustees in relation to premises that are located within the territory subject to the jurisdiction of that official if (i) the sale of alcoholic liquor pursuant to the license is incidental to the selling of food, (ii) the issuance of the license is approved by the State Commission, (iii) the issuance of the license is in accordance with all applicable local ordinances in effect where the premises are located, and (iv) the official granted a license does not vote on alcoholic liquor issues pending before the board or council to which the license holder is elected. Notwithstanding any provision of this paragraph (14) to the contrary, an alderman or member of a city council or commission, a member of a village board of trustees other than the president of the village board of trustees, or a member of a county board other than the president of a county board may have a direct interest in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic liquor as long as he or she is not a law enforcing public official, a mayor, a village board president, or president of a county board. To prevent any conflict of interest, the elected official with the direct interest in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic liquor shall not participate in any meetings, hearings, or decisions on matters impacting the manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic liquor. Furthermore, the mayor of a city with a population of 55,000 or less or the president of a village with a population of 55,000 or less may have an interest in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic liquor as long as the council or board over which he or she presides has made a local liquor control commissioner appointment that complies with the requirements of Section 4-2 of this Act.
        (15) A person who is not a beneficial owner of the
    
business to be operated by the licensee.
        (16) A person who has been convicted of a gambling
    
offense as proscribed by any of subsections (a) (3) through (a) (11) of Section 28-1 of, or as proscribed by Section 28-1.1 or 28-3 of, the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or as proscribed by a statute replaced by any of the aforesaid statutory provisions.
        (17) A person or entity to whom a federal wagering
    
stamp has been issued by the federal government, unless the person or entity is eligible to be issued a license under the Raffles and Poker Runs Act or the Illinois Pull Tabs and Jar Games Act.
        (18) A person who intends to sell alcoholic liquors
    
for use or consumption on his or her licensed retail premises who does not have liquor liability insurance coverage for that premises in an amount that is at least equal to the maximum liability amounts set out in subsection (a) of Section 6-21.
        (19) A person who is licensed by any licensing
    
authority as a manufacturer of beer, or any partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or trust or any subsidiary, affiliate, or agent thereof, or any other form of business enterprise licensed as a manufacturer of beer, having any legal, equitable, or beneficial interest, directly or indirectly, in a person licensed in this State as a distributor or importing distributor. For purposes of this paragraph (19), a person who is licensed by any licensing authority as a "manufacturer of beer" shall also mean a brewer and a non-resident dealer who is also a manufacturer of beer, including a partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or trust or any subsidiary, affiliate, or agent thereof, or any other form of business enterprise licensed as a manufacturer of beer.
        (20) A person who is licensed in this State as a
    
distributor or importing distributor, or any partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or trust or any subsidiary, affiliate, or agent thereof, or any other form of business enterprise licensed in this State as a distributor or importing distributor having any legal, equitable, or beneficial interest, directly or indirectly, in a person licensed as a manufacturer of beer by any licensing authority, or any partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or trust or any subsidiary, affiliate, or agent thereof, or any other form of business enterprise, except for a person who owns, on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, no more than 5% of the outstanding shares of a manufacturer of beer whose shares are publicly traded on an exchange within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. For the purposes of this paragraph (20), a person who is licensed by any licensing authority as a "manufacturer of beer" shall also mean a brewer and a non-resident dealer who is also a manufacturer of beer, including a partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or trust or any subsidiary, affiliate, or agent thereof, or any other form of business enterprise licensed as a manufacturer of beer.
    (b) A criminal conviction of a corporation is not grounds for the denial, suspension, or revocation of a license applied for or held by the corporation if the criminal conviction was not the result of a violation of any federal or State law concerning the manufacture, possession or sale of alcoholic liquor, the offense that led to the conviction did not result in any financial gain to the corporation and the corporation has terminated its relationship with each director, officer, employee, or controlling shareholder whose actions directly contributed to the conviction of the corporation. The Commission shall determine if all provisions of this subsection (b) have been met before any action on the corporation's license is initiated.
(Source: P.A. 97-1059, eff. 8-24-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-10, eff. 5-6-13; 98-21, eff. 6-13-13; 98-644, eff. 6-10-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

235 ILCS 5/6-3

    (235 ILCS 5/6-3) (from Ch. 43, par. 120a)
    Sec. 6-3. Violation of tax Acts; refusal, revocation, or suspension of license.
    (a) In addition to other grounds specified in this Act, the State Commission or the local liquor control commissioner, on complaint of the Department, shall refuse the issuance or renewal of a license, or suspend or revoke the license, of any person, for any of the following violations of any tax Act administered by the Department:
        1. Failure to make a tax return.
        2. The filing of a fraudulent return.
        3. Failure to pay all or part of any tax or penalty
    
finally determined to be due.
        4. Failure to keep books and records.
        5. Failure to secure and display a certificate or
    
sub-certificates of registration, if required.
        6. Wilful violation of any rule or regulation of the
    
Department relating to the administration and enforcement of tax liability.
    (b) Upon receiving notice from the Department that a violation of any of items 1 through 6 of subsection (a) have been corrected or otherwise resolved to the Department's satisfaction, the Commission may vacate an Order of Revocation.
(Source: P.A. 89-250, eff. 1-1-96.)

235 ILCS 5/6-4

    (235 ILCS 5/6-4) (from Ch. 43, par. 121)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-47)
    Sec. 6-4. (a) No person licensed by any licensing authority as a distiller, or a wine manufacturer, or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any officer, associate, member, partner, representative, employee, agent or shareholder owning more than 5% of the outstanding shares of such person shall be issued an importing distributor's or distributor's license, nor shall any person licensed by any licensing authority as an importing distributor, distributor or retailer, or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any officer or associate, member, partner, representative, employee, agent or shareholder owning more than 5% of the outstanding shares of such person be issued a distiller's license or a wine manufacturer's license; and no person or persons licensed as a distiller by any licensing authority shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, with such distributor or importing distributor.
    However, an importing distributor or distributor, which on January 1, 1985 is owned by a brewer, or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof or any officer, associate, member, partner, representative, employee, agent or shareholder owning more than 5% of the outstanding shares of the importing distributor or distributor referred to in this paragraph, may own or acquire an ownership interest of more than 5% of the outstanding shares of a wine manufacturer and be issued a wine manufacturer's license by any licensing authority.
    (b) The foregoing provisions shall not apply to any person licensed by any licensing authority as a distiller or wine manufacturer, or to any subsidiary or affiliate of any distiller or wine manufacturer who shall have been heretofore licensed by the State Commission as either an importing distributor or distributor during the annual licensing period expiring June 30, 1947, and shall actually have made sales regularly to retailers.
    (c) Provided, however, that in such instances where a distributor's or importing distributor's license has been issued to any distiller or wine manufacturer or to any subsidiary or affiliate of any distiller or wine manufacturer who has, during the licensing period ending June 30, 1947, sold or distributed as such licensed distributor or importing distributor alcoholic liquors and wines to retailers, such distiller or wine manufacturer or any subsidiary or affiliate of any distiller or wine manufacturer holding such distributor's or importing distributor's license may continue to sell or distribute to retailers such alcoholic liquors and wines which are manufactured, distilled, processed or marketed by distillers and wine manufacturers whose products it sold or distributed to retailers during the whole or any part of its licensing periods; and such additional brands and additional products may be added to the line of such distributor or importing distributor, provided, that such brands and such products were not sold or distributed by any distributor or importing distributor licensed by the State Commission during the licensing period ending June 30, 1947, but can not sell or distribute to retailers any other alcoholic liquors or wines.
    (d) It shall be unlawful for any distiller licensed anywhere to have any stock ownership or interest in any distributor's or importing distributor's license wherein any other person has an interest therein who is not a distiller and does not own more than 5% of any stock in any distillery. Nothing herein contained shall apply to such distillers or their subsidiaries or affiliates, who had a distributor's or importing distributor's license during the licensing period ending June 30, 1947, which license was owned in whole by such distiller, or subsidiaries or affiliates of such distiller.
    (e) Any person having been licensed as a manufacturer shall be permitted to receive one retailer's license for the premises in which he or she actually conducts such business, permitting only the retail sale of beer manufactured at such premises and only on such premises, but no such person shall be entitled to more than one retailer's license in any event, and, other than a manufacturer of beer as stated above, no manufacturer or distributor or importing distributor, excluding airplane licensees exercising powers provided in paragraph (i) of Section 5-1 of this Act, or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any officer, associate, member, partner, representative, employee or agent, or shareholder shall be issued a retailer's license, nor shall any person having a retailer's license, excluding airplane licensees exercising powers provided in paragraph (i) of Section 5-1 of this Act, or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any officer, associate, member, partner, representative or agent, or shareholder be issued a manufacturer's license or importing distributor's license.
    A person licensed as a craft distiller not affiliated with any other person manufacturing spirits may be authorized by the Commission to sell up to 2,500 gallons of spirits produced by the person to non-licensees for on or off-premises consumption for the premises in which he or she actually conducts business permitting only the retail sale of spirits manufactured at such premises. Such sales shall be limited to on-premises, in-person sales only, for lawful consumption on or off premises, and such authorization shall be considered a privilege granted by the craft distiller license. A craft distiller licensed for retail sale shall secure liquor liability insurance coverage in an amount at least equal to the maximum liability amounts set forth in subsection (a) of Section 6-21 of this Act.
    (f) (Blank).
    (g) Notwithstanding any of the foregoing prohibitions, a limited wine manufacturer may sell at retail at its manufacturing site for on or off premises consumption and may sell to distributors. A limited wine manufacturer licensee shall secure liquor liability insurance coverage in an amount at least equal to the maximum liability amounts set forth in subsection (a) of Section 6-21 of this Act.
    (h) The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly shall not diminish or impair the rights of any person, whether a distiller, wine manufacturer, agent, or affiliate thereof, who requested in writing and submitted documentation to the State Commission on or before February 18, 2015 to be approved for a retail license pursuant to what has heretofore been subsection (f); provided that, on or before that date, the State Commission considered the intent of that person to apply for the retail license under that subsection and, by recorded vote, the State Commission approved a resolution indicating that such a license application could be lawfully approved upon that person duly filing a formal application for a retail license and if that person, within 90 days of the State Commission appearance and recorded vote, first filed an application with the appropriate local commission, which application was subsequently approved by the appropriate local commission prior to consideration by the State Commission of that person's application for a retail license. It is further provided that the State Commission may approve the person's application for a retail license or renewals of such license if such person continues to diligently adhere to all representations made in writing to the State Commission on or before February 18, 2015, or thereafter, or in the affidavit filed by that person with the State Commission to support the issuance of a retail license and to abide by all applicable laws and duly adopted rules.
(Source: P.A. 99-47, eff. 7-15-15.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-448)
    Sec. 6-4. (a) No person licensed by any licensing authority as a distiller, or a wine manufacturer, or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any officer, associate, member, partner, representative, employee, agent or shareholder owning more than 5% of the outstanding shares of such person shall be issued an importing distributor's or distributor's license, nor shall any person licensed by any licensing authority as an importing distributor, distributor or retailer, or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any officer or associate, member, partner, representative, employee, agent or shareholder owning more than 5% of the outstanding shares of such person be issued a distiller's license or a wine manufacturer's license; and no person or persons licensed as a distiller by any licensing authority shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, with such distributor or importing distributor.
    However, an importing distributor or distributor, which on January 1, 1985 is owned by a brewer, or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof or any officer, associate, member, partner, representative, employee, agent or shareholder owning more than 5% of the outstanding shares of the importing distributor or distributor referred to in this paragraph, may own or acquire an ownership interest of more than 5% of the outstanding shares of a wine manufacturer and be issued a wine manufacturer's license by any licensing authority.
    (b) The foregoing provisions shall not apply to any person licensed by any licensing authority as a distiller or wine manufacturer, or to any subsidiary or affiliate of any distiller or wine manufacturer who shall have been heretofore licensed by the State Commission as either an importing distributor or distributor during the annual licensing period expiring June 30, 1947, and shall actually have made sales regularly to retailers.
    (c) Provided, however, that in such instances where a distributor's or importing distributor's license has been issued to any distiller or wine manufacturer or to any subsidiary or affiliate of any distiller or wine manufacturer who has, during the licensing period ending June 30, 1947, sold or distributed as such licensed distributor or importing distributor alcoholic liquors and wines to retailers, such distiller or wine manufacturer or any subsidiary or affiliate of any distiller or wine manufacturer holding such distributor's or importing distributor's license may continue to sell or distribute to retailers such alcoholic liquors and wines which are manufactured, distilled, processed or marketed by distillers and wine manufacturers whose products it sold or distributed to retailers during the whole or any part of its licensing periods; and such additional brands and additional products may be added to the line of such distributor or importing distributor, provided, that such brands and such products were not sold or distributed by any distributor or importing distributor licensed by the State Commission during the licensing period ending June 30, 1947, but can not sell or distribute to retailers any other alcoholic liquors or wines.
    (d) It shall be unlawful for any distiller licensed anywhere to have any stock ownership or interest in any distributor's or importing distributor's license wherein any other person has an interest therein who is not a distiller and does not own more than 5% of any stock in any distillery. Nothing herein contained shall apply to such distillers or their subsidiaries or affiliates, who had a distributor's or importing distributor's license during the licensing period ending June 30, 1947, which license was owned in whole by such distiller, or subsidiaries or affiliates of such distiller.
    (e) Any person licensed as a brewer, class 1 brewer, or class 2 brewer shall be permitted to sell on the licensed premises to non-licensees for on or off-premises consumption for the premises in which he or she actually conducts such business beer manufactured by the brewer, class 1 brewer, or class 2 brewer. Such sales shall be limited to on-premises, in-person sales only, for lawful consumption on or off premises. Such authorization shall be considered a privilege granted by the brewer license and, other than a manufacturer of beer as stated above, no manufacturer or distributor or importing distributor, excluding airplane licensees exercising powers provided in paragraph (i) of Section 5-1 of this Act, or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any officer, associate, member, partner, representative, employee or agent, or shareholder shall be issued a retailer's license, nor shall any person having a retailer's license, excluding airplane licensees exercising powers provided in paragraph (i) of Section 5-1 of this Act, or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any officer, associate, member, partner, representative or agent, or shareholder be issued a manufacturer's license or importing distributor's license.
    A person who holds a class 1 or class 2 brewer license and is authorized by this Section to sell beer to non-licensees shall not sell beer to non-licensees from more than 3 total brewer or commonly owned brew pub licensed locations in this State. The class 1 or class 2 brewer shall designate to the State Commission the brewer or brew pub locations from which it will sell beer to non-licensees.
    A person licensed as a craft distiller not affiliated with any other person manufacturing spirits may be authorized by the Commission to sell up to 2,500 gallons of spirits produced by the person to non-licensees for on or off-premises consumption for the premises in which he or she actually conducts business permitting only the retail sale of spirits manufactured at such premises. Such sales shall be limited to on-premises, in-person sales only, for lawful consumption on or off premises, and such authorization shall be considered a privilege granted by the craft distiller license. A craft distiller licensed for retail sale shall secure liquor liability insurance coverage in an amount at least equal to the maximum liability amounts set forth in subsection (a) of Section 6-21 of this Act.
    (f) However, the foregoing prohibitions against any person licensed as a distiller or wine manufacturer being issued a retailer's license shall not apply:
        (i) to any hotel, motel or restaurant whose principal
    
business is not the sale of alcoholic liquors if said retailer's sales of any alcoholic liquors manufactured, sold, distributed or controlled, directly or indirectly, by any affiliate, subsidiary, officer, associate, member, partner, representative, employee, agent or shareholder owning more than 5% of the outstanding shares of such person does not exceed 10% of the total alcoholic liquor sales of said retail licensee; and
        (ii) where the Commission determines, having
    
considered the public welfare, the economic impact upon the State and the entirety of the facts and circumstances involved, that the purpose and intent of this Section would not be violated by granting an exemption.
    (g) Notwithstanding any of the foregoing prohibitions, a limited wine manufacturer may sell at retail at its manufacturing site for on or off premises consumption and may sell to distributors. A limited wine manufacturer licensee shall secure liquor liability insurance coverage in an amount at least equal to the maximum liability amounts set forth in subsection (a) of Section 6-21 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-448, eff. 8-24-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-4.5

    (235 ILCS 5/6-4.5)
    Sec. 6-4.5. Prohibited ownership interests in a distributor, importing distributor, manufacturer of beer, or non-resident dealer.
    (a) The General Assembly finds, consistent with Section 6-1.5, that the 3-tier regulatory system is designed to prevent a manufacturer of beer as described in paragraph (19) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2 from exercising vertical integration between a manufacturer of beer and a distributor or importing distributor through any ownership interest, or through control of the distributor or importing distributor. The General Assembly further finds, consistent with Section 6-1.5, that the 3-tier regulatory system is designed to prevent a distributor or importing distributor as described in paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2 from having any ownership interest in a manufacturer of beer as described in paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2 except for the ownership of no more than 5% of the outstanding shares of a manufacturer of beer whose shares are publicly traded on an exchange within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The General Assembly further finds that it is necessary to have the State Commission undertake an expedited investigation, in accordance with procedural due process, to determine whether any existing manufacturer of beer described in paragraph (19) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2 or any existing distributor or importing distributor described in paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2 owns a prohibited ownership interest, and an orderly process by which an existing manufacturer of beer, distributor, or importing distributor may divest itself of or sever the prohibited ownership interest by no later than January 1, 2015.
    (b) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary, no person licensed as a manufacturer of beer as described in paragraph (19) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2 shall have any prohibited ownership interest, directly or indirectly, in a person licensed as a distributor or importing distributor. Any person who holds a prohibited ownership interest in a person licensed as a distributor or importing distributor prior to this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly shall, in accordance with paragraph (19) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2, be ineligible to receive or hold any license issued by the State Commission, unless that person complies with the provisions of this Section.
    (c) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary, no person licensed in this State as a distributor or importing distributor as described in paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2 shall have any prohibited ownership interest, directly or indirectly, in a person licensed as a manufacturer of beer as described in paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2. Any person who holds an interest in a person licensed as a distributor or importing distributor in this State prior to this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly shall, in accordance with paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2, be ineligible to receive or hold a license by the State Commission, unless the person complies with the provisions of this Section. This subsection (c) shall not apply to a person who owns, on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, no more than 5% of the outstanding shares of a manufacturer of beer whose shares are publicly traded on an exchange within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
    (d) Within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the State Commission shall notify in writing all persons licensed by the State Commission as a manufacturer of beer, as described in paragraph (19) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2 of the prohibited ownership interest provision set forth in subsection (b) of this Section and paragraph (19) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2. Also within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the State Commission shall notify in writing all persons licensed by the State Commission as a distributor or importing distributor of the prohibited ownership interest provision set forth in subsection (c) of this Section and paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2. The notice provided by the State Commission shall also state for a manufacturer of beer, as described in paragraph (19) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2, that it is required to disclose in writing any ownership interest it directly or indirectly possesses in a distributor or importing distributor, as described in paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2, the type and amount of ownership interest possessed by it, the length of time the manufacturer of beer has held the ownership interest in the distributor or importing distributor, and any other information specified by the State Commission in its written notice. The notice provided by the State Commission shall also state for a distributor or importing distributor, as described in paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2, that it is required to disclose in writing any ownership interest it directly or indirectly possesses in a manufacturer of beer, as described in paragraph (19) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2, the type and amount of ownership interest possessed by it, the length of time the manufacturer of beer has held the ownership interest in the distributor or importing distributor, and any other information specified by the State Commission in its written notice.
    (e) Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, each manufacturer of beer, distributor, or importing distributor subject to notification under subsection (d) of this Section shall disclose in writing and under oath the relevant ownership interest and other required information specified in the notification provided by the State Commission pursuant to that subsection. The written disclosure shall, as a mandatory obligation, be tendered to the State Commission by either personal service or via certified or registered mail at the State Commission's Springfield or Chicago office on or before the 60th day during regular business hours. Failure to tender the required written disclosure shall result in the immediate entry of an order by the State Commission suspending the licensee's license within 5 days after the 60th day, and the initiation of proceedings by the State Commission to enter an order to permanently revoke the licensee's license no later than 45 days after providing the licensee with notice and an opportunity for a hearing. Whenever the State Commission has reason to believe that a person has failed to comply with the Commission notice under this Section, it shall notify the Department of Revenue and the Attorney General, and shall file a complaint with the State's Attorney of the county where the alcoholic liquor was delivered or with appropriate law enforcement officials. Failure to make the written disclosure required under this subsection shall constitute a business offense for which the person shall be fined not more than $5,000 for a first offense, not more than $10,000 for a second offense, and not more than $15,000 for a third or subsequent offense.
    (f) Within 180 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the State Commission shall review each of the disclosures tendered to the State Commission by licensees pursuant to subsection (e) and enter an order determining whether or not each licensee is in compliance with subsection (b) or (c) of this Section, whichever is applicable, after providing each licensee with notice and an opportunity for a hearing. As part of making its determination, the State Commission shall also consider any information otherwise admissible under Section 10-40 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (g) If the State Commission determines, based on a preponderance of record evidence, that a manufacturer of beer, distributor, or importing distributor has no prohibited ownership interest in a licensee in violation of subsection (b) or (c) of this Section, then the State Commission shall enter an order finding that the manufacturer of beer, distributor, or importing distributor is in compliance with this Section, record the matter as closed, and serve a copy of the order of compliance on the licensee and each person with an ownership interest in the licensee.
    If the State Commission determines, based on a preponderance of record evidence, that a manufacturer of beer, as described in paragraph (19) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2, has a prohibited ownership interest as set forth in subsection (b) of this Section, then the State Commission shall enter an order finding that the manufacturer of beer is not in compliance with this Section and that the manufacturer of beer shall divest itself of that interest on or before January 1, 2015, subject to the State Commission's approval of the successive owner pursuant to the State Commission's authority provided in this Act. In addition, the State Commission shall find that the relevant distributor or importing distributor is not in compliance with this Section and that the distributor or importing distributor is required to sever the prohibited ownership interest possessed by the relevant manufacturer of beer on or before January 1, 2015, subject to the State Commission's approval of the successive owner pursuant to the State Commission's authority provided in this Act.
    If the State Commission determines, based on a preponderance of record evidence, that a distributor or importing distributor, as described in paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2, has a prohibited ownership interest as set forth in subsection (c) of this Section, then the State Commission shall enter an order finding that the relevant distributor or importing distributor is not in compliance with this Section and that the relevant distributor or importing distributor shall divest itself of that interest on or before January 1, 2015, subject to the State Commission's approval of the successive owner pursuant to the State Commission's authority provided in this Act. In addition, the State Commission shall find that the manufacturer of beer is not in compliance with this Section and that the manufacturer of beer shall sever the prohibited ownership interest possessed by the distributor or importing distributor on or before January 1, 2015, subject to the State Commission's approval of the successive owner pursuant to the State Commission's authority provided in this Act.
    The State Commission's order shall further find that the continued ownership of the prohibited ownership interest beyond January 1, 2015 by the manufacturer of beer, distributor, or importing distributor is against the public interest and a violation of this Section and Section 6-1.5 of the Act.
    The State Commission's order shall further find for a manufacturer of beer, as described in paragraph (19) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2, found in non-compliance with subsection (b) of this Section that its license is revoked on January 16, 2015 as to the transport, transfer, or sale of any alcoholic liquor to the relevant distributor or importing distributor that the manufacturer of beer has a prohibited ownership interest in if that interest is not properly divested on January 1, 2015, subject to the State Commission's approval of the successive owner pursuant to the State Commission's authority provided in this Act. In addition, the State Commission shall find that the license of a distributor or importing distributor that is subject to the prohibited ownership interest of the manufacturer of beer is revoked on January 16, 2015 as to the transport, transfer, or sale of alcoholic liquor from the relevant manufacturer of beer to any retailer if that ownership interest is not properly severed on January 1, 2015, subject to the State Commission's approval of the successive owner pursuant to the State Commission's authority provided in this Act.
    The State Commission's order shall further find for a distributor or importing distributor, as described in paragraph (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2, found in non-compliance with subsection (c) of this Section, that its license is revoked on January 16, 2015 as to the transport, transfer, or sale of any alcoholic liquor from the relevant manufacturer of beer to any retailer if that prohibited ownership interest in the manufacturer of beer is not properly divested on January 1, 2015, subject to the State Commission's approval of the successive owner pursuant to the State Commission's authority provided in this Act. In addition, the State Commission shall find that the license of the manufacturer of beer that is subject to the prohibited ownership interest of a distributor or importing distributor is revoked on January 16, 2015 as to the transport, transfer, or sale of alcoholic liquor to the distributor or importing distributor if that ownership interest is not properly severed on January 1, 2015, subject to the State Commission's approval of the successive owner pursuant to the State Commission's authority provided in this Act.
    The State Commission shall serve a copy of the order of non-compliance on the licensee and each person with an ownership interest in the licensee.
    (h) If a person with a prohibited ownership interest in a licensee under subsection (b) or (c) of this Section succeeds in divesting itself of or severing that interest and obtains the State Commission's approval of the successive owner pursuant to its authority provided in this Act on or before January 1, 2015, then the State Commission shall enter an order finding that the licensee is in compliance, record the matter as closed, and serve a copy of the order of compliance on the licensee and each person with an ownership interest in the licensee.
    If a person with a prohibited ownership interest in violation of subsection (b) or (c) of this Section fails to divest itself of or sever that interest and obtain the State Commission's approval of the successive owner pursuant to the State Commission's authority provided in this Act on or before January 1, 2015, then the State Commission shall, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, revoke each licensee's license as specified in subsection (g) of this Section on January 16, 2015. The State Commission, when entering the order, shall give notice to the person by certified mail to cease and desist all shipments of alcoholic liquor into or within this State and to withdraw from this State within 5 working days after receipt of the notice all shipments of alcoholic liquor in transit. Whenever the State Commission has reason to believe that a person has failed to comply with the State Commission's notice under this Section, it shall notify the Department of Revenue and the Attorney General, and shall file a complaint with the State's Attorney of the county where the alcoholic liquor was delivered, or with appropriate law enforcement officials. Failure to comply with the notice issued by the State Commission under this Section is against the public interest and constitutes a business offense for which the person shall be fined not more than $5,000 for a first offense, not more than $10,000 for a second offense, and not more than $15,000 for a third or subsequent offense. Each shipment or transfer of alcoholic liquor in violation of the cease and desist notice shall constitute a separate offense.
    (i) The power and authority granted to the State Commission under this Section is in addition to any existing power or authority the State Commission has under this Act and its exercise shall be accorded precedence on the State Commission's meeting agenda so as to fully accommodate the schedule for any proceeding under the provisions of this Section. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as limiting or otherwise impairing the ability of the State Commission to conduct future investigations and proceedings sua sponte or pursuant to a complaint to ensure compliance with this Section or paragraph (19) or (20) of subsection (a) of Section 6-2 of this Act. Any future investigations and proceedings shall be conducted by the State Commission on an expedited basis and pursuant to an initiating order entered by the State Commission. The State Commission shall enter its initiating order within 30 days after the receipt of a complaint. The initiating order shall set forth a schedule by which the required notices, disclosures, determinations, or orders specified in subsections (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h) shall be made or entered, and the period of time by which a licensee shall divest itself of or sever a prohibited ownership interest, which shall be no later than 540 days after the entry of the initiating order.
    (j) Any association or non-profit corporation representing beer distributors in this State shall have standing to intervene and otherwise participate as a party in any proceeding undertaken by the State Commission under this Section to review and determine compliance or non-compliance with this Section.
    (k) For purposes of this Section, the term "ownership interest" means a legal, equitable, or beneficial interest recognized under Illinois law. The term "prohibited ownership interest" means an ownership interest in a distributor, importing distributor, or manufacturer of beer as specified in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-21, eff. 6-13-13.)

235 ILCS 5/6-5

    (235 ILCS 5/6-5) (from Ch. 43, par. 122)
    Sec. 6-5. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, it is unlawful for any person having a retailer's license or any officer, associate, member, representative or agent of such licensee to accept, receive or borrow money, or anything else of value, or accept or receive credit (other than merchandising credit in the ordinary course of business for a period not to exceed 30 days) directly or indirectly from any manufacturer, importing distributor or distributor of alcoholic liquor, or from any person connected with or in any way representing, or from any member of the family of, such manufacturer, importing distributor, distributor or wholesaler, or from any stockholders in any corporation engaged in manufacturing, distributing or wholesaling of such liquor, or from any officer, manager, agent or representative of said manufacturer. Except as provided below, it is unlawful for any manufacturer or distributor or importing distributor to give or lend money or anything of value, or otherwise loan or extend credit (except such merchandising credit) directly or indirectly to any retail licensee or to the manager, representative, agent, officer or director of such licensee. A manufacturer, distributor or importing distributor may furnish free advertising, posters, signs, brochures, hand-outs, or other promotional devices or materials to any unit of government owning or operating any auditorium, exhibition hall, recreation facility or other similar facility holding a retailer's license, provided that the primary purpose of such promotional devices or materials is to promote public events being held at such facility. A unit of government owning or operating such a facility holding a retailer's license may accept such promotional devices or materials designed primarily to promote public events held at the facility. No retail licensee delinquent beyond the 30 day period specified in this Section shall solicit, accept or receive credit, purchase or acquire alcoholic liquors, directly or indirectly from any other licensee, and no manufacturer, distributor or importing distributor shall knowingly grant or extend credit, sell, furnish or supply alcoholic liquors to any such delinquent retail licensee; provided that the purchase price of all beer sold to a retail licensee shall be paid by the retail licensee in cash on or before delivery of the beer, and unless the purchase price payable by a retail licensee for beer sold to him in returnable bottles shall expressly include a charge for the bottles and cases, the retail licensee shall, on or before delivery of such beer, pay the seller in cash a deposit in an amount not less than the deposit required to be paid by the distributor to the brewer; but where the brewer sells direct to the retailer, the deposit shall be an amount no less than that required by the brewer from his own distributors; and provided further, that in no instance shall this deposit be less than 50 cents for each case of beer in pint or smaller bottles and 60 cents for each case of beer in quart or half-gallon bottles; and provided further, that the purchase price of all beer sold to an importing distributor or distributor shall be paid by such importing distributor or distributor in cash on or before the 15th day (Sundays and holidays excepted) after delivery of such beer to such purchaser; and unless the purchase price payable by such importing distributor or distributor for beer sold in returnable bottles and cases shall expressly include a charge for the bottles and cases, such importing distributor or distributor shall, on or before the 15th day (Sundays and holidays excepted) after delivery of such beer to such purchaser, pay the seller in cash a required amount as a deposit to assure the return of such bottles and cases. Nothing herein contained shall prohibit any licensee from crediting or refunding to a purchaser the actual amount of money paid for bottles, cases, kegs or barrels returned by the purchaser to the seller or paid by the purchaser as a deposit on bottles, cases, kegs or barrels, when such containers or packages are returned to the seller. Nothing herein contained shall prohibit any manufacturer, importing distributor or distributor from extending usual and customary credit for alcoholic liquor sold to customers or purchasers who live in or maintain places of business outside of this State when such alcoholic liquor is actually transported and delivered to such points outside of this State.
    A manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor may furnish free social media advertising to a retail licensee if the social media advertisement does not contain the retail price of any alcoholic liquor and the social media advertisement complies with any applicable rules or regulations issued by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. A manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor may list the names of one or more unaffiliated retailers in the advertisement of alcoholic liquor through social media. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a retailer from communicating with a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor on social media or sharing media on the social media of a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor. A retailer may request free social media advertising from a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor from sharing, reposting, or otherwise forwarding a social media post by a retail licensee, so long as the sharing, reposting, or forwarding of the social media post does not contain the retail price of any alcoholic liquor. No manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor shall pay or reimburse a retailer, directly or indirectly, for any social media advertising services, except as specifically permitted in this Act. No retailer shall accept any payment or reimbursement, directly or indirectly, for any social media advertising services offered by a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor, except as specifically permitted in this Act. For the purposes of this Section, "social media" means a service, platform, or site where users communicate with one another and share media, such as pictures, videos, music, and blogs, with other users free of charge.
    No right of action shall exist for the collection of any claim based upon credit extended to a distributor, importing distributor or retail licensee contrary to the provisions of this Section.
    Every manufacturer, importing distributor and distributor shall submit or cause to be submitted, to the State Commission, in triplicate, not later than Thursday of each calendar week, a verified written list of the names and respective addresses of each retail licensee purchasing spirits or wine from such manufacturer, importing distributor or distributor who, on the first business day of that calendar week, was delinquent beyond the above mentioned permissible merchandising credit period of 30 days; or, if such is the fact, a verified written statement that no retail licensee purchasing spirits or wine was then delinquent beyond such permissible merchandising credit period of 30 days.
    Every manufacturer, importing distributor and distributor shall submit or cause to be submitted, to the State Commission, in triplicate, a verified written list of the names and respective addresses of each previously reported delinquent retail licensee who has cured such delinquency by payment, which list shall be submitted not later than the close of the second full business day following the day such delinquency was so cured.
    Such written verified reports required to be submitted by this Section shall be posted by the State Commission in each of its offices in places available for public inspection not later than the day following receipt thereof by the Commission. The reports so posted shall constitute notice to every manufacturer, importing distributor and distributor of the information contained therein. Actual notice to manufacturers, importing distributors and distributors of the information contained in any such posted reports, however received, shall also constitute notice of such information.
    The 30 day merchandising credit period allowed by this Section shall commence with the day immediately following the date of invoice and shall include all successive days including Sundays and holidays to and including the 30th successive day.
    In addition to other methods allowed by law, payment by check during the period for which merchandising credit may be extended under the provisions of this Section shall be considered payment. All checks received in payment for alcoholic liquor shall be promptly deposited for collection. A post dated check or a check dishonored on presentation for payment shall not be deemed payment.
    A retail licensee shall not be deemed to be delinquent in payment for any alleged sale to him of alcoholic liquor when there exists a bona fide dispute between such retailer and a manufacturer, importing distributor or distributor with respect to the amount of indebtedness existing because of such alleged sale.
    A delinquent retail licensee who engages in the retail liquor business at 2 or more locations shall be deemed to be delinquent with respect to each such location.
    The license of any person who violates any provision of this Section shall be subject to suspension or revocation in the manner provided by this Act.
    If any part or provision of this Article or the application thereof to any person or circumstances shall be adjudged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be confined by its operation to the controversy in which it was mentioned and shall not affect or invalidate the remainder of this Article or the application thereof to any other person or circumstance and to this and the provisions of this Article are declared severable.
(Source: P.A. 99-448, eff. 8-24-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-6

    (235 ILCS 5/6-6) (from Ch. 43, par. 123)
    Sec. 6-6. Except as otherwise provided in this Act no manufacturer or distributor or importing distributor shall, directly or indirectly, sell, supply, furnish, give or pay for, or loan or lease, any furnishing, fixture or equipment on the premises of a place of business of another licensee authorized under this Act to sell alcoholic liquor at retail, either for consumption on or off the premises, nor shall he or she, directly or indirectly, pay for any such license, or advance, furnish, lend or give money for payment of such license, or purchase or become the owner of any note, mortgage, or other evidence of indebtedness of such licensee or any form of security therefor, nor shall such manufacturer, or distributor, or importing distributor, directly or indirectly, be interested in the ownership, conduct or operation of the business of any licensee authorized to sell alcoholic liquor at retail, nor shall any manufacturer, or distributor, or importing distributor be interested directly or indirectly or as owner or part owner of said premises or as lessee or lessor thereof, in any premises upon which alcoholic liquor is sold at retail.
    No manufacturer or distributor or importing distributor shall, directly or indirectly or through a subsidiary or affiliate, or by any officer, director or firm of such manufacturer, distributor or importing distributor, furnish, give, lend or rent, install, repair or maintain, to or for any retail licensee in this State, any signs or inside advertising materials except as provided in this Section and Section 6-5. With respect to retail licensees, other than any government owned or operated auditorium, exhibition hall, recreation facility or other similar facility holding a retailer's license as described in Section 6-5, a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor may furnish, give, lend or rent and erect, install, repair and maintain to or for any retail licensee, for use at any one time in or about or in connection with a retail establishment on which the products of the manufacturer, distributor or importing distributor are sold, the following signs and inside advertising materials as authorized in subparts (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv):
        (i) Permanent outside signs shall be limited to one
    
outside sign, per brand, in place and in use at any one time, costing not more than $893, exclusive of erection, installation, repair and maintenance costs, and permit fees and shall bear only the manufacturer's name, brand name, trade name, slogans, markings, trademark, or other symbols commonly associated with and generally used in identifying the product including, but not limited to, "cold beer", "on tap", "carry out", and "packaged liquor".
        (ii) Temporary outside signs shall be limited to one
    
temporary outside sign per brand. Examples of temporary outside signs are banners, flags, pennants, streamers, and other items of a temporary and non-permanent nature. Each temporary outside sign must include the manufacturer's name, brand name, trade name, slogans, markings, trademark, or other symbol commonly associated with and generally used in identifying the product. Temporary outside signs may also include, for example, the product, price, packaging, date or dates of a promotion and an announcement of a retail licensee's specific sponsored event, if the temporary outside sign is intended to promote a product, and provided that the announcement of the retail licensee's event and the product promotion are held simultaneously. However, temporary outside signs may not include names, slogans, markings, or logos that relate to the retailer. Nothing in this subpart (ii) shall prohibit a distributor or importing distributor from bearing the cost of creating or printing a temporary outside sign for the retail licensee's specific sponsored event or from bearing the cost of creating or printing a temporary sign for a retail licensee containing, for example, community goodwill expressions, regional sporting event announcements, or seasonal messages, provided that the primary purpose of the temporary outside sign is to highlight, promote, or advertise the product. In addition, temporary outside signs provided by the manufacturer to the distributor or importing distributor may also include, for example, subject to the limitations of this Section, preprinted community goodwill expressions, sporting event announcements, seasonal messages, and manufacturer promotional announcements. However, a distributor or importing distributor shall not bear the cost of such manufacturer preprinted signs.
        (iii) Permanent inside signs, whether visible from
    
the outside or the inside of the premises, include, but are not limited to: alcohol lists and menus that may include names, slogans, markings, or logos that relate to the retailer; neons; illuminated signs; clocks; table lamps; mirrors; tap handles; decalcomanias; window painting; and window trim. All permanent inside signs in place and in use at any one time shall cost in the aggregate not more than $2000 per manufacturer. A permanent inside sign must include the manufacturer's name, brand name, trade name, slogans, markings, trademark, or other symbol commonly associated with and generally used in identifying the product. However, permanent inside signs may not include names, slogans, markings, or logos that relate to the retailer. For the purpose of this subpart (iii), all permanent inside signs may be displayed in an adjacent courtyard or patio commonly referred to as a "beer garden" that is a part of the retailer's licensed premises.
        (iv) Temporary inside signs shall include, but are
    
not limited to, lighted chalk boards, acrylic table tent beverage or hors d'oeuvre list holders, banners, flags, pennants, streamers, and inside advertising materials such as posters, placards, bowling sheets, table tents, inserts for acrylic table tent beverage or hors d'oeuvre list holders, sports schedules, or similar printed or illustrated materials; however, such items, for example, as coasters, trays, napkins, glassware and cups shall not be deemed to be inside signs or advertising materials and may only be sold to retailers. All temporary inside signs and inside advertising materials in place and in use at any one time shall cost in the aggregate not more than $325 per manufacturer. Nothing in this subpart (iv) prohibits a distributor or importing distributor from paying the cost of printing or creating any temporary inside banner or inserts for acrylic table tent beverage or hors d'oeuvre list holders for a retail licensee, provided that the primary purpose for the banner or insert is to highlight, promote, or advertise the product. For the purpose of this subpart (iv), all temporary inside signs and inside advertising materials may be displayed in an adjacent courtyard or patio commonly referred to as a "beer garden" that is a part of the retailer's licensed premises.
    A "cost adjustment factor" shall be used to periodically update the dollar limitations prescribed in subparts (i), (iii), and (iv). The Commission shall establish the adjusted dollar limitation on an annual basis beginning in January, 1997. The term "cost adjustment factor" means a percentage equal to the change in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index or 5%, whichever is greater. The restrictions contained in this Section 6-6 do not apply to signs, or promotional or advertising materials furnished by manufacturers, distributors or importing distributors to a government owned or operated facility holding a retailer's license as described in Section 6-5.
    No distributor or importing distributor shall directly or indirectly or through a subsidiary or affiliate, or by any officer, director or firm of such manufacturer, distributor or importing distributor, furnish, give, lend or rent, install, repair or maintain, to or for any retail licensee in this State, any signs or inside advertising materials described in subparts (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) of this Section except as the agent for or on behalf of a manufacturer, provided that the total cost of any signs and inside advertising materials including but not limited to labor, erection, installation and permit fees shall be paid by the manufacturer whose product or products said signs and inside advertising materials advertise and except as follows:
    A distributor or importing distributor may purchase from or enter into a written agreement with a manufacturer or a manufacturer's designated supplier and such manufacturer or the manufacturer's designated supplier may sell or enter into an agreement to sell to a distributor or importing distributor permitted signs and advertising materials described in subparts (ii), (iii), or (iv) of this Section for the purpose of furnishing, giving, lending, renting, installing, repairing, or maintaining such signs or advertising materials to or for any retail licensee in this State. Any purchase by a distributor or importing distributor from a manufacturer or a manufacturer's designated supplier shall be voluntary and the manufacturer may not require the distributor or the importing distributor to purchase signs or advertising materials from the manufacturer or the manufacturer's designated supplier.
    A distributor or importing distributor shall be deemed the owner of such signs or advertising materials purchased from a manufacturer or a manufacturer's designated supplier.
    The provisions of Public Act 90-373 concerning signs or advertising materials delivered by a manufacturer to a distributor or importing distributor shall apply only to signs or advertising materials delivered on or after August 14, 1997.
    A manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor may furnish free social media advertising to a retail licensee if the social media advertisement does not contain the retail price of any alcoholic liquor and the social media advertisement complies with any applicable rules or regulations issued by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. A manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor may list the names of one or more unaffiliated retailers in the advertisement of alcoholic liquor through social media. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a retailer from communicating with a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor on social media or sharing media on the social media of a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor. A retailer may request free social media advertising from a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor from sharing, reposting, or otherwise forwarding a social media post by a retail licensee, so long as the sharing, reposting, or forwarding of the social media post does not contain the retail price of any alcoholic liquor. No manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor shall pay or reimburse a retailer, directly or indirectly, for any social media advertising services, except as specifically permitted in this Act. No retailer shall accept any payment or reimbursement, directly or indirectly, for any social media advertising services offered by a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor, except as specifically permitted in this Act. For the purposes of this Section, "social media" means a service, platform, or site where users communicate with one another and share media, such as pictures, videos, music, and blogs, with other users free of charge.
    No person engaged in the business of manufacturing, importing or distributing alcoholic liquors shall, directly or indirectly, pay for, or advance, furnish, or lend money for the payment of any license for another. Any licensee who shall permit or assent, or be a party in any way to any violation or infringement of the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this Act, and any money loaned contrary to a provision of this Act shall not be recovered back, or any note, mortgage or other evidence of indebtedness, or security, or any lease or contract obtained or made contrary to this Act shall be unenforceable and void.
    This Section shall not apply to airplane licensees exercising powers provided in paragraph (i) of Section 5-1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-448, eff. 8-24-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-6.3

    (235 ILCS 5/6-6.3)
    Sec. 6-6.3. Non-alcoholic merchandise.
    (a) Nothing in this Act shall authorize the Illinois Liquor Control Commission to regulate or exercise jurisdiction over any action, transaction, and business of manufacturers, distributors, or retailers engaged in any transaction involving the furnishing, selling, or offering for sale of non-alcoholic merchandise by manufacturers, distributors, or retailers, unless the transaction involves expressed or implied agreements or understandings prohibited by this Act.
    (b) Non-alcoholic merchandise may be sold by a manufacturer class license holder, non-resident dealer, foreign importer, importing distributor, or distributor to a retail licensee if:
        (1) the manufacturer class license holder,
    
non-resident dealer, foreign importer, importing distributor, or distributor is also in business as a bona fide producer or vendor of other merchandise;
        (2) the merchandise is sold at its fair market value;
        (3) the non-alcoholic merchandise is not sold in
    
combination with alcoholic liquor or conditioned on the sale of alcoholic liquor;
        (4) the manufacturer class license holder's,
    
non-resident dealer's, foreign importer's, importing distributor's, or distributor's acquisition or production costs of the non-alcoholic merchandise appear on the manufacturer class license holder's, non-resident dealer's, foreign importer's, importing distributor's, or distributor's purchase invoices or other records;
        (5) the individual selling prices of the
    
non-alcoholic merchandise and alcoholic liquor sold in a single transaction can be determined from commercial documents covering the sales transaction if non-alcoholic merchandise is sold in the same transaction as alcoholic liquor; and
        (6) the price is collected by the manufacturer class
    
license holder, non-resident dealer, foreign importer, or distributor within 30 days of the date of the sale, unless other terms are established in writing between the parties.
    (c) The State Commission may not prohibit the sale of non-alcoholic merchandise if it is sold in the manner in which the non-alcoholic merchandise is sold by a manufacturer or distributor that is not licensed by the State Commission; provided, however, that all invoices for non-alcoholic merchandise sold by a manufacturer class license holder, non-resident dealer, foreign importer, importing distributor, or distributor that is also in business as a bona fide producer or vendor of other merchandise must be in compliance with the books and records requirements of 11 Ill. Adm. Code 100.130. If the non-alcoholic merchandise is sold on the same invoice as an alcoholic liquor product, the 30-day merchandising credit provisions of Section 6-5 of this Act shall apply to the entire transaction, including the non-alcoholic merchandise.
    (d) Except as provided in subsection (f), a manufacturer class license holder, non-resident dealer, foreign importer, importing distributor, or distributor that is also in business as a bona fide producer or vendor of non-alcoholic merchandise shall not condition the sale of its alcoholic liquor on the sale of its non-alcoholic merchandise and shall not combine the sale of its alcoholic liquor with the sale of its non-alcoholic merchandise. A manufacturer class license holder, non-resident dealer, foreign importer, importing distributor, or distributor that is also in business as a bona fide producer or vendor of non-alcoholic merchandise may sell, market, and promote non-alcoholic merchandise in the same manner in which the non-alcoholic merchandise is sold, marketed, or promoted by a manufacturer or distributor not licensed by the State Commission.
    (e) Notwithstanding the prohibited furnishing or providing of fixtures, equipment, and furnishings to retailers as contained in Section 6-6 of this Act, the act of a manufacturer class license holder, non-resident dealer, foreign importer, importing distributor, or distributor furnishing or providing retailers with fixtures, equipment, or furnishings for the limited purpose of storing, servicing, displaying, advertising, furnishing, selling, or aiding in the sale of non-alcoholic merchandise is permitted, only to the extent allowed by this Section, and such fixtures, equipment, and furnishings shall not be used by the retail licensee to store, service, display, advertise, furnish, sell, or aid in the sale of alcoholic liquors. All such fixtures, equipment, or furnishings shall be identified by the retail licensee as being furnished by a manufacturer class license holder, non-resident dealer, foreign importer, importing distributor, or distributor licensed by the State Commission and, if purchased by the retail licensee and sold on the same invoice as alcoholic liquor products, the price must be collected by the manufacturer class license holder, non-resident dealer, foreign importer, importing distributor, or distributor selling the same within 30 days of the date of sale.
    (f) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary, a manufacturer class license holder, non-resident dealer, foreign importer, importing distributor, or distributor may package and distribute alcoholic liquor in combination with other non-alcoholic merchandise products if the alcoholic liquor and non-alcoholic merchandise was originally packaged together for ultimate sale to consumers by the manufacturer or agent of the manufacturer as originally packaged by the manufacturer or agent of the manufacturer for ultimate sale to consumers.
(Source: P.A. 99-282, eff. 8-5-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-6.5

    (235 ILCS 5/6-6.5)
    Sec. 6-6.5. Sanitation. A manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor may sell coil cleaning services to a retail licensee at fair market cost.
    A manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor may sell dispensing accessories to retail licensees at a price not less than the cost to the manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor who initially purchased them. Dispensing accessories include, but are not limited to, items such as standards, faucets, cold plates, rods, vents, taps, tap standards, hoses, washers, couplings, gas gauges, vent tongues, shanks, and check valves.
    Coil cleaning supplies consisting of detergents, cleaning chemicals, brushes, or similar type cleaning devices may be sold at a price not less than the cost to the manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor.
(Source: P.A. 90-432, eff. 1-1-98.)

235 ILCS 5/6-7

    (235 ILCS 5/6-7) (from Ch. 43, par. 124)
    Sec. 6-7. No manufacturer or distributor or importing distributor or foreign importer shall sell or deliver any package containing alcoholic liquor manufactured or distributed by him unless the same shall have affixed thereto all cancelled revenue stamps which may be provided by Federal law, and shall also bear thereon a clear and legible label containing the name and address of the manufacturer, the kind of alcoholic liquor contained therein, and in the case of alcoholic liquor (other than beer and imported Scotch whiskey and brandy 4 years old or more) the date when manufactured and the minimum alcoholic content thereof. No person or persons, corporation, partnership or firm shall label alcoholic liquor as "whiskey" or "gin" or shall import for sale or shall sell in this State alcoholic liquor labeled as "whiskey" or "gin" unless the entire alcoholic content thereof, except flavoring materials, is a distillate of fermented mash of grain or mixture of grains. Alcoholic liquor of the type of whiskey or gin not conforming to this requirement must be labeled "imitation whiskey" or "imitation gin" (as the case may be). No spirits shall contain any substance, compound or ingredient which is injurious to health or deleterious for human consumption. No package shall be delivered by any manufacturer or distributor or importing distributor or foreign importer unless the same shall be securely sealed so that the contents thereof cannot be removed without breaking the seal so placed thereon by said manufacturer, and no other licensee shall sell, have in his possession, or use any package or container which does not comply with this Section or does not bear evidence that said package, when delivered to him, complied herewith.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

235 ILCS 5/6-8

    (235 ILCS 5/6-8) (from Ch. 43, par. 125)
    Sec. 6-8. Each manufacturer or importing distributor or foreign importer shall keep an accurate record of all alcoholic liquors manufactured, distributed, sold, used, or delivered by him in this State during each month, showing therein to whom sold, and shall furnish a copy thereof or a report thereon to the State Commission, as the State Commission may, request.
    Each importing distributor or manufacturer to whom alcoholic liquors imported into this State have been consigned shall effect possession and physical control thereof by storing such alcoholic liquors in the premises wherein such importing distributor or manufacturer is licensed to engage in such business as an importing distributor or manufacturer and to make such alcoholic liquors together with accompanying invoices, bills of lading and receiving tickets available for inspection by an agent or representative of the Department of Revenue and of the State Commission.
    All alcoholic liquor imported into this State must be off-loaded from the common carrier, vehicle, or mode of transportation by which the alcoholic liquor was delivered into this State. The alcoholic liquor shall be stored at the licensed premises of the importing distributor before sale and delivery to licensees in this State. A distributor or importing distributor, upon application to the Commission, may secure a waiver of the provisions of this Section for purposes of delivering beer directly to a licensee holding or otherwise participating in a special event sponsored by a unit of government or a not-for-profit organization.
(Source: P.A. 88-535.)

235 ILCS 5/6-9

    (235 ILCS 5/6-9) (from Ch. 43, par. 126)
    Sec. 6-9. Registration of trade marks; sale within geographical area; delivery to authorized persons. The Legislature hereby finds and declares that for purposes of ensuring the preservation and enhancement of interbrand competition in the alcoholic liquor industry within the State, ensuring that importation and distribution of alcoholic liquor in the State will be subject to thorough and inexpensive monitoring by the State, reducing the importation of illicit or untaxed alcoholic liquor into the State, excluding misbranded alcoholic liquor products from the State, providing incentives to distributors to service and sell to larger numbers of retail licensees in the geographic area where such distributors are engaged in business, and reducing the amount of spoiled and overaged alcoholic liquor products sold to consumers, it is necessary to restrict the purchase of alcoholic liquors at wholesale in the State to those persons selected by the manufacturer, distributor, importing distributor or foreign importer who owns or controls the trade mark, brand or name of the alcoholic liquor products sold to such persons, and to restrict the geographic area or areas within which such persons sell such alcoholic liquor at wholesale, as provided in this Section.
    Each manufacturer, non-resident dealer, distributor, importing distributor, or foreign importer who owns or controls the trade mark, brand or name of any alcoholic liquor shall register with the State Commission, in the Chicago office, on or before the effective date, the name of each person to whom such manufacturer, non-resident dealer, distributor, importing distributor, or foreign importer grants the right to sell at wholesale in this State any such alcoholic liquor, specifying the particular trade mark, brand or name of alcoholic liquor as to which such right is granted, the geographical area or areas for which such right is granted and the period of time for which such rights are granted to such person. Each manufacturer, non-resident dealer, distributor or importing distributor, or foreign importer who is required to register under this Section must furnish a copy of the registration statement at the time of appointment to the person who has been granted the right to sell alcoholic liquor at wholesale. However, if a person who has been appointed the right to sell alcoholic liquor at wholesale does not receive a copy of the registration statement as required under this Section, such person may file a registration statement with the State Commission, provided that the person furnishes a copy of that registration statement to the manufacturer, non-resident dealer, distributor, importing distributor, or foreign importer within 30 days of filing the registration statement. The registration statement shall state:
    (1) the name of the person appointed;
    (2) the name of the manufacturer, non-resident dealer, distributor, importing distributor, or foreign importer from whom the person received the right to sell alcoholic liquor;
    (3) the particular trade mark, brand, or name of alcoholic liquor as to which the right to sell at wholesale is granted; and
    (4) the geographical areas for which the right to sell at wholesale is granted.
    Such manufacturer, non-resident dealer, distributor, importing distributor, or foreign importer may grant the right to sell at wholesale any trade mark, brand or name of any alcoholic liquor in any geographical area to more than one person. If the registration is received after the effective date, the Commission shall treat the date the registration was received in the Chicago office as the effective date. Such registration shall be made on a form prescribed by the State Commission and the State Commission may require such registration to be on a form provided by it.
    A non-resident dealer or foreign importer who is not a manufacturer shall file the registration statement jointly with the manufacturer identifying the person authorized by the manufacturer to sign the registration statement on behalf of the manufacturer.
    No such registration shall be made in any other manner than as is provided in this Section and only those persons registered by the manufacturer, non-resident dealer, distributor, importing distributor or foreign importer, shall have the right to sell at wholesale in this State, the brand of alcoholic liquor specified on the registration form.
    However, a licensed Illinois distributor who has not been registered to sell a brand of alcoholic liquor, but for a period of 2 years prior to November 8, 1979 has been engaged in the purchase of a brand for resale from a licensed Illinois distributor who has the right to sell that brand at wholesale, may continue to purchase and resell the brand at wholesale, and may purchase from the same distributor and resell at wholesale any new brands of the same manufacturer, provided that:
        (1) Within 60 days after November 8, 1979 he
    
identifies the brand which he so purchased to the State Commission and the Commission within 30 days thereafter verifies that the purchases have occurred;
        (2) Thereafter, he notifies the State Commission in
    
writing of any brands of the same manufacturer which he wishes to purchase from the same distributor that were not available for distribution on or before November 8, 1979, and that the Commission within 30 days of such notification verifies that the brand is a new brand of the same manufacturer, and that the same licensed Illinois distributor has the right to sell the new brand at wholesale;
        (3) His licensed business address is within the
    
geographical area for which the licensed Illinois distributor from whom the purchases are made has the right to sell said brand or brands of alcoholic liquor; and
        (4) His sales are made within the geographical area
    
for which the licensed Illinois distributor from whom the purchases are made has the right to sell the brand or brands of alcoholic liquor and only to retail licensees whose licensed premises are located within the aforementioned geographical area.
    No person to whom such right is granted shall sell at wholesale in this State any alcoholic liquor bearing such trade mark, brand or name outside of the geographical area for which such person holds such selling right, as registered with the State Commission, nor shall he sell such alcoholic liquor within such geographical area to a retail licensee if the premises specified in such retailer's license are located outside such geographical area. Any licensed Illinois distributor who has not been granted the right to sell any alcoholic liquor at wholesale and is purchasing alcoholic liquor from a person who has been granted the right to sell at wholesale may sell and deliver only to retail licensees whose licensed premises are within the same geographical area as the person who has been granted the right to sell at wholesale.
    No manufacturer, importing distributor, distributor, non-resident dealer, or foreign importer shall sell or deliver any package containing alcoholic liquor manufactured or distributed by him for resale, unless the person to whom such package is sold or delivered is authorized to receive such package in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-482, eff. 8-14-09.)

235 ILCS 5/6-9.1

    (235 ILCS 5/6-9.1)
    Sec. 6-9.1. Deliveries to retail establishments.
    (a) A distributor of wine or spirits shall deliver to any retailer within any geographic area in which that distributor has been granted by a wholesaler the right to sell its trademark, brand, or name at least once every 2 weeks if (i) in the case of a retailer located in a county with a population of at least 3,000,000 inhabitants or in a county adjacent to a county with at least 3,000,000 inhabitants, the retailer agrees to purchase at least $200 of wine or spirits from the distributor every 2 weeks; or (ii) in the case of a retailer located in a county with a population of less than 3,000,000 that is not adjacent to a county with a population of at least 3,000,000 inhabitants, the retailer agrees to purchase at least $50 of wine or spirits from the distributor every 2 weeks.
    (b) On January 1, 2002 and every 2 years thereafter, the dollar amounts in items (i) and (ii) of subsection (a) shall be increased or decreased by a percentage equal to the percentage increase or decrease in the Consumer Price Index during the previous 2 years according to the most recent available data.
(Source: P.A. 91-482, eff. 1-1-00.)

235 ILCS 5/6-10

    (235 ILCS 5/6-10) (from Ch. 43, par. 126a)
    Sec. 6-10. Books and records available for investigation and control; maintenance. It shall be the duty of every retail licensee to make books and records available upon reasonable notice for the purpose of investigation and control by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission or any local liquor control commission having jurisdiction over the licensee. Such books and records need not be maintained on the licensed premises, but must be maintained in the State of Illinois; however, if access is available electronically, the books and records may be maintained out of state. However, all original invoices or copies thereof covering purchases of alcoholic liquor must be retained on the licensed premises for a period of 90 days after such purchase, unless the Commission has granted a waiver in response to a written request in cases where records are kept at a central business location within the State of Illinois or in cases where books and records that are available electronically are maintained out of state.
(Source: P.A. 89-250, eff. 1-1-96.)

235 ILCS 5/6-11

    (235 ILCS 5/6-11)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-46 and 99-47)
    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.
    (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 the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998.
    (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 the effective date of this amendatory Act
    
of the 97th General Assembly, 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; and
        (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.
(Source: P.A. 98-274, eff. 8-9-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-571, eff. 8-27-13; 98-592, eff. 11-15-13; 98-1092, eff. 8-26-14; 98-1158, eff. 1-9-15; 99-46, eff. 7-15-15; 99-47, eff. 7-15-15.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-477)
    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.
    (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 the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998.
    (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 the effective date of this amendatory Act
    
of the 97th General Assembly, 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; and
        (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.
(Source: P.A. 98-274, eff. 8-9-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-571, eff. 8-27-13; 98-592, eff. 11-15-13; 98-1092, eff. 8-26-14; 98-1158, eff. 1-9-15; 99-477, eff. 8-27-15.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-484)
    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.
    (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 the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998.
    (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 the effective date of this amendatory Act
    
of the 97th General Assembly, 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; and
        (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 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 (yy); 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.
(Source: P.A. 98-274, eff. 8-9-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-571, eff. 8-27-13; 98-592, eff. 11-15-13; 98-1092, eff. 8-26-14; 98-1158, eff. 1-9-15; 99-484, eff. 10-30-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-12

    (235 ILCS 5/6-12) (from Ch. 43, par. 127a)
    Sec. 6-12. No license shall be issued to any person for the sale at retail of any alcoholic liquor at any store or other place of business where the majority of customers are minors of school age or where the principal business transacted consists of school books, school supplies, food, lunches or drinks for such minors.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

235 ILCS 5/6-13

    (235 ILCS 5/6-13) (from Ch. 43, par. 128)
    Sec. 6-13. Except in the case of wineries that have bed and breakfast facilities, hotels, and clubs, no alcoholic liquor shall be sold at retail upon any premises which has any access which leads from such premises to any other portion of the same building or structure used for dwelling or lodging purpose and which is permitted to be used or kept accessible for use by the public. This provision shall not prevent any connection between such premises and such other portion of the building or structure which is used only by the licensee, his family and personal guests.
(Source: P.A. 88-295.)

235 ILCS 5/6-14

    (235 ILCS 5/6-14)
    Sec. 6-14. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82-783. Repealed by P.A. 99-46, eff. 7-15-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-15

    (235 ILCS 5/6-15) (from Ch. 43, par. 130)
    Sec. 6-15. No alcoholic liquors shall be sold or delivered in any building belonging to or under the control of the State or any political subdivision thereof except as provided in this Act. The corporate authorities of any city, village, incorporated town, township, or county may provide by ordinance, however, that alcoholic liquor may be sold or delivered in any specifically designated building belonging to or under the control of the municipality, township, or county, or in any building located on land under the control of the municipality, township, or county; provided that such township or county complies with all applicable local ordinances in any incorporated area of the township or county. Alcoholic liquor may be delivered to and sold under the authority of a special use permit on any property owned by a conservation district organized under the Conservation District Act, provided that (i) the alcoholic liquor is sold only at an event authorized by the governing board of the conservation district, (ii) the issuance of the special use permit is authorized by the local liquor control commissioner of the territory in which the property is located, and (iii) the special use permit authorizes the sale of alcoholic liquor for one day or less. Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at any airport belonging to or under the control of a municipality of more than 25,000 inhabitants, or in any building or on any golf course owned by a park district organized under the Park District Code, subject to the approval of the governing board of the district, or in any building or on any golf course owned by a forest preserve district organized under the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act, subject to the approval of the governing board of the district, or on the grounds within 500 feet of any building owned by a forest preserve district organized under the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act during times when food is dispensed for consumption within 500 feet of the building from which the food is dispensed, subject to the approval of the governing board of the district, or in a building owned by a Local Mass Transit District organized under the Local Mass Transit District Act, subject to the approval of the governing Board of the District, or in Bicentennial Park, or on the premises of the City of Mendota Lake Park located adjacent to Route 51 in Mendota, Illinois, or on the premises of Camden Park in Milan, Illinois, or in the community center owned by the City of Loves Park that is located at 1000 River Park Drive in Loves Park, Illinois, or, in connection with the operation of an established food serving facility during times when food is dispensed for consumption on the premises, and at the following aquarium and museums located in public parks: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Academy of Sciences, Chicago Historical Society, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Industry, DuSable Museum of African American History, John G. Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium, or at Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences in Peoria, or in connection with the operation of the facilities of the Chicago Zoological Society or the Chicago Horticultural Society on land owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, or on any land used for a golf course or for recreational purposes owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, subject to the control of the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners and applicable local law, provided that dram shop liability insurance is provided at maximum coverage limits so as to hold the District harmless from all financial loss, damage, and harm, or in any building located on land owned by the Chicago Park District if approved by the Park District Commissioners, or on any land used for a golf course or for recreational purposes and owned by the Illinois International Port District if approved by the District's governing board, or at any airport, golf course, faculty center, or facility in which conference and convention type activities take place belonging to or under control of any State university or public community college district, provided that with respect to a facility for conference and convention type activities alcoholic liquors shall be limited to the use of the convention or conference participants or participants in cultural, political or educational activities held in such facilities, and provided further that the faculty or staff of the State university or a public community college district, or members of an organization of students, alumni, faculty or staff of the State university or a public community college district are active participants in the conference or convention, or in Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during games in which the Chicago Bears professional football team is playing in that stadium during the renovation of Soldier Field, not more than one and a half hours before the start of the game and not after the end of the third quarter of the game, or in the Pavilion Facility on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago during games in which the Chicago Storm professional soccer team is playing in that facility, not more than one and a half hours before the start of the game and not after the end of the third quarter of the game, or in the Pavilion Facility on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago during games in which the WNBA professional women's basketball team is playing in that facility, not more than one and a half hours before the start of the game and not after the 10-minute mark of the second half of the game, or by a catering establishment which has rented facilities from a board of trustees of a public community college district, or in a restaurant that is operated by a commercial tenant in the North Campus Parking Deck building that (1) is located at 1201 West University Avenue, Urbana, Illinois and (2) is owned by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, or, if approved by the District board, on land owned by the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago and leased to others for a term of at least 20 years. Nothing in this Section precludes the sale or delivery of alcoholic liquor in the form of original packaged goods in premises located at 500 S. Racine in Chicago belonging to the University of Illinois and used primarily as a grocery store by a commercial tenant during the term of a lease that predates the University's acquisition of the premises; but the University shall have no power or authority to renew, transfer, or extend the lease with terms allowing the sale of alcoholic liquor; and the sale of alcoholic liquor shall be subject to all local laws and regulations. After the acquisition by Winnebago County of the property located at 404 Elm Street in Rockford, a commercial tenant who sold alcoholic liquor at retail on a portion of the property under a valid license at the time of the acquisition may continue to do so for so long as the tenant and the County may agree under existing or future leases, subject to all local laws and regulations regarding the sale of alcoholic liquor. Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at Memorial Hall, located at 211 North Main Street, Rockford, under conditions approved by Winnebago County and subject to all local laws and regulations regarding the sale of alcoholic liquor. Each facility shall provide dram shop liability in maximum insurance coverage limits so as to save harmless the State, municipality, State university, airport, golf course, faculty center, facility in which conference and convention type activities take place, park district, Forest Preserve District, public community college district, aquarium, museum, or sanitary district from all financial loss, damage or harm. Alcoholic liquors may be sold at retail in buildings of golf courses owned by municipalities or Illinois State University in connection with the operation of an established food serving facility during times when food is dispensed for consumption upon the premises. Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at retail in any building owned by a fire protection district organized under the Fire Protection District Act, provided that such delivery and sale is approved by the board of trustees of the district, and provided further that such delivery and sale is limited to fundraising events and to a maximum of 6 events per year. However, the limitation to fundraising events and to a maximum of 6 events per year does not apply to the delivery, sale, or manufacture of alcoholic liquors at the building located at 59 Main Street in Oswego, Illinois, owned by the Oswego Fire Protection District if the alcoholic liquor is sold or dispensed as approved by the Oswego Fire Protection District and the property is no longer being utilized for fire protection purposes.
    Alcoholic liquors may be served or sold in buildings under the control of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois for events that the Board may determine are public events and not related student activities. The Board of Trustees shall issue a written policy within 6 months of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly concerning the types of events that would be eligible for an exemption. Thereafter, the Board of Trustees may issue revised, updated, new, or amended policies as it deems necessary and appropriate. In preparing its written policy, the Board of Trustees shall, among other factors it considers relevant and important, give consideration to the following: (i) whether the event is a student activity or student related activity; (ii) whether the physical setting of the event is conducive to control of liquor sales and distribution; (iii) the ability of the event operator to ensure that the sale or serving of alcoholic liquors and the demeanor of the participants are in accordance with State law and University policies; (iv) regarding the anticipated attendees at the event, the relative proportion of individuals under the age of 21 to individuals age 21 or older; (v) the ability of the venue operator to prevent the sale or distribution of alcoholic liquors to individuals under the age of 21; (vi) whether the event prohibits participants from removing alcoholic beverages from the venue; and (vii) whether the event prohibits participants from providing their own alcoholic liquors to the venue. In addition, any policy submitted by the Board of Trustees to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission must require that any event at which alcoholic liquors are served or sold in buildings under the control of the Board of Trustees shall require the prior written approval of the Office of the Chancellor for the University campus where the event is located. The Board of Trustees shall submit its policy, and any subsequently revised, updated, new, or amended policies, to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, and any University event, or location for an event, exempted under such policies shall apply for a license under the applicable Sections of this Act.
    Alcoholic liquors may be served or sold in buildings under the control of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University for events that the Board may determine are public events and not student-related activities. The Board of Trustees shall issue a written policy within 6 months after June 28, 2011 (the effective date of Public Act 97-45) concerning the types of events that would be eligible for an exemption. Thereafter, the Board of Trustees may issue revised, updated, new, or amended policies as it deems necessary and appropriate. In preparing its written policy, the Board of Trustees shall, in addition to other factors it considers relevant and important, give consideration to the following: (i) whether the event is a student activity or student-related activity; (ii) whether the physical setting of the event is conducive to control of liquor sales and distribution; (iii) the ability of the event operator to ensure that the sale or serving of alcoholic liquors and the demeanor of the participants are in accordance with State law and University policies; (iv) the anticipated attendees at the event and the relative proportion of individuals under the age of 21 to individuals age 21 or older; (v) the ability of the venue operator to prevent the sale or distribution of alcoholic liquors to individuals under the age of 21; (vi) whether the event prohibits participants from removing alcoholic beverages from the venue; and (vii) whether the event prohibits participants from providing their own alcoholic liquors to the venue.
    Alcoholic liquors may be served or sold in buildings under the control of the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University for events that the Board may determine are public events and not student-related activities. The Board of Trustees shall issue a written policy within 6 months after August 2, 2013 (the effective date of Public Act 98-132) concerning the types of events that would be eligible for an exemption. Thereafter, the Board of Trustees may issue revised, updated, new, or amended policies as it deems necessary and appropriate. In preparing its written policy, the Board of Trustees shall, in addition to other factors it considers relevant and important, give consideration to the following: (i) whether the event is a student activity or student-related activity; (ii) whether the physical setting of the event is conducive to control of liquor sales and distribution; (iii) the ability of the event operator to ensure that the sale or serving of alcoholic liquors and the demeanor of the participants are in accordance with State law and University policies; (iv) the anticipated attendees at the event and the relative proportion of individuals under the age of 21 to individuals age 21 or older; (v) the ability of the venue operator to prevent the sale or distribution of alcoholic liquors to individuals under the age of 21; (vi) whether the event prohibits participants from removing alcoholic beverages from the venue; and (vii) whether the event prohibits participants from providing their own alcoholic liquors to the venue.
    Alcoholic liquors may be served or sold in buildings under the control of the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University for events that the Board may determine are public events and not student-related activities. The Board of Trustees shall issue a written policy within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly concerning the types of events that would be eligible for an exemption. Thereafter, the Board of Trustees may issue revised, updated, new, or amended policies as it deems necessary and appropriate. In preparing its written policy, the Board of Trustees shall, in addition to other factors it considers relevant and important, give consideration to the following: (i) whether the event is a student activity or student-related activity; (ii) whether the physical setting of the event is conducive to control of liquor sales and distribution; (iii) the ability of the event operator to ensure that the sale or serving of alcoholic liquors and the demeanor of the participants are in accordance with State law and University policies; (iv) the anticipated attendees at the event and the relative proportion of individuals under the age of 21 to individuals age 21 or older; (v) the ability of the venue operator to prevent the sale or distribution of alcoholic liquors to individuals under the age of 21; (vi) whether the event prohibits participants from removing alcoholic beverages from the venue; and (vii) whether the event prohibits participants from providing their own alcoholic liquors to the venue.
    Alcoholic liquor may be delivered to and sold at retail in the Dorchester Senior Business Center owned by the Village of Dolton if the alcoholic liquor is sold or dispensed only in connection with organized functions for which the planned attendance is 20 or more persons, and if the person or facility selling or dispensing the alcoholic liquor has provided dram shop liability insurance in maximum limits so as to hold harmless the Village of Dolton and the State from all financial loss, damage and harm.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at retail in any building used as an Illinois State Armory provided:
        (i) the Adjutant General's written consent to the
    
issuance of a license to sell alcoholic liquor in such building is filed with the Commission;
        (ii) the alcoholic liquor is sold or dispensed only
    
in connection with organized functions held on special occasions;
        (iii) the organized function is one for which the
    
planned attendance is 25 or more persons; and
        (iv) the facility selling or dispensing the alcoholic
    
liquors has provided dram shop liability insurance in maximum limits so as to save harmless the facility and the State from all financial loss, damage or harm.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at retail in the Chicago Civic Center, provided that:
        (i) the written consent of the Public Building
    
Commission which administers the Chicago Civic Center is filed with the Commission;
        (ii) the alcoholic liquor is sold or dispensed only
    
in connection with organized functions held on special occasions;
        (iii) the organized function is one for which the
    
planned attendance is 25 or more persons;
        (iv) the facility selling or dispensing the alcoholic
    
liquors has provided dram shop liability insurance in maximum limits so as to hold harmless the Civic Center, the City of Chicago and the State from all financial loss, damage or harm; and
        (v) all applicable local ordinances are complied with.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered or sold in any building belonging to or under the control of any city, village or incorporated town where more than 75% of the physical properties of the building is used for commercial or recreational purposes, and the building is located upon a pier extending into or over the waters of a navigable lake or stream or on the shore of a navigable lake or stream. In accordance with a license issued under this Act, alcoholic liquor may be sold, served, or delivered in buildings and facilities under the control of the Department of Natural Resources during events or activities lasting no more than 7 continuous days upon the written approval of the Director of Natural Resources acting as the controlling government authority. The Director of Natural Resources may specify conditions on that approval, including but not limited to requirements for insurance and hours of operation. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, alcoholic liquor sold by a United States Army Corps of Engineers or Department of Natural Resources concessionaire who was operating on June 1, 1991 for on-premises consumption only is not subject to the provisions of Articles IV and IX. Beer and wine may be sold on the premises of the Joliet Park District Stadium owned by the Joliet Park District when written consent to the issuance of a license to sell beer and wine in such premises is filed with the local liquor commissioner by the Joliet Park District. Beer and wine may be sold in buildings on the grounds of State veterans' homes when written consent to the issuance of a license to sell beer and wine in such buildings is filed with the Commission by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and the facility shall provide dram shop liability in maximum insurance coverage limits so as to save the facility harmless from all financial loss, damage or harm. Such liquors may be delivered to and sold at any property owned or held under lease by a Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority or Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority.
    Beer and wine may be sold and dispensed at professional sporting events and at professional concerts and other entertainment events conducted on premises owned by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, subject to the control of the District Commissioners and applicable local law, provided that dram shop liability insurance is provided at maximum coverage limits so as to hold the District harmless from all financial loss, damage and harm.
    Nothing in this Section shall preclude the sale or delivery of beer and wine at a State or county fair or the sale or delivery of beer or wine at a city fair in any otherwise lawful manner.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold at retail in buildings in State parks under the control of the Department of Natural Resources, provided:
        a. the State park has overnight lodging facilities
    
with some restaurant facilities or, not having overnight lodging facilities, has restaurant facilities which serve complete luncheon and dinner or supper meals,
        b. (blank), and
        c. the alcoholic liquors are sold by the State park
    
lodge or restaurant concessionaire only during the hours from 11 o'clock a.m. until 12 o'clock midnight. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, alcoholic liquor sold by the State park or restaurant concessionaire is not subject to the provisions of Articles IV and IX.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold at retail in buildings on properties under the control of the Historic Sites and Preservation Division of the Historic Preservation Agency or the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum provided:
        a. the property has overnight lodging facilities with
    
some restaurant facilities or, not having overnight lodging facilities, has restaurant facilities which serve complete luncheon and dinner or supper meals,
        b. consent to the issuance of a license to sell
    
alcoholic liquors in the buildings has been filed with the commission by the Historic Sites and Preservation Division of the Historic Preservation Agency or the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and
        c. the alcoholic liquors are sold by the lodge or
    
restaurant concessionaire only during the hours from 11 o'clock a.m. until 12 o'clock midnight.
    The sale of alcoholic liquors pursuant to this Section does not authorize the establishment and operation of facilities commonly called taverns, saloons, bars, cocktail lounges, and the like except as a part of lodge and restaurant facilities in State parks or golf courses owned by Forest Preserve Districts with a population of less than 3,000,000 or municipalities or park districts.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold at retail in the Springfield Administration Building of the Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Armory in Springfield; provided, that the controlling government authority may consent to such sales only if
        a. the request is from a not-for-profit organization;
        b. such sales would not impede normal operations of
    
the departments involved;
        c. the not-for-profit organization provides dram shop
    
liability in maximum insurance coverage limits and agrees to defend, save harmless and indemnify the State of Illinois from all financial loss, damage or harm;
        d. no such sale shall be made during normal working
    
hours of the State of Illinois; and
        e. the consent is in writing.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold at retail in buildings in recreational areas of river conservancy districts under the control of, or leased from, the river conservancy districts. Such sales are subject to reasonable local regulations as provided in Article IV; however, no such regulations may prohibit or substantially impair the sale of alcoholic liquors on Sundays or Holidays.
    Alcoholic liquors may be provided in long term care facilities owned or operated by a county under Division 5-21 or 5-22 of the Counties Code, when approved by the facility operator and not in conflict with the regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health, to residents of the facility who have had their consumption of the alcoholic liquors provided approved in writing by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and dispensed in State housing assigned to employees of the Department of Corrections. No person shall furnish or allow to be furnished any alcoholic liquors to any prisoner confined in any jail, reformatory, prison or house of correction except upon a physician's prescription for medicinal purposes.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold at retail or dispensed at the Willard Ice Building in Springfield, at the State Library in Springfield, and at Illinois State Museum facilities by (1) an agency of the State, whether legislative, judicial or executive, provided that such agency first obtains written permission to sell or dispense alcoholic liquors from the controlling government authority, or by (2) a not-for-profit organization, provided that such organization:
        a. Obtains written consent from the controlling
    
government authority;
        b. Sells or dispenses the alcoholic liquors in a
    
manner that does not impair normal operations of State offices located in the building;
        c. Sells or dispenses alcoholic liquors only in
    
connection with an official activity in the building;
        d. Provides, or its catering service provides, dram
    
shop liability insurance in maximum coverage limits and in which the carrier agrees to defend, save harmless and indemnify the State of Illinois from all financial loss, damage or harm arising out of the selling or dispensing of alcoholic liquors.
    Nothing in this Act shall prevent a not-for-profit organization or agency of the State from employing the services of a catering establishment for the selling or dispensing of alcoholic liquors at authorized functions.
    The controlling government authority for the Willard Ice Building in Springfield shall be the Director of the Department of Revenue. The controlling government authority for Illinois State Museum facilities shall be the Director of the Illinois State Museum. The controlling government authority for the State Library in Springfield shall be the Secretary of State.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at retail or dispensed at any facility, property or building under the jurisdiction of the Historic Sites and Preservation Division of the Historic Preservation Agency or the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum where the delivery, sale or dispensing is by (1) an agency of the State, whether legislative, judicial or executive, provided that such agency first obtains written permission to sell or dispense alcoholic liquors from a controlling government authority, or by (2) an individual or organization provided that such individual or organization:
        a. Obtains written consent from the controlling
    
government authority;
        b. Sells or dispenses the alcoholic liquors in a
    
manner that does not impair normal workings of State offices or operations located at the facility, property or building;
        c. Sells or dispenses alcoholic liquors only in
    
connection with an official activity of the individual or organization in the facility, property or building;
        d. Provides, or its catering service provides, dram
    
shop liability insurance in maximum coverage limits and in which the carrier agrees to defend, save harmless and indemnify the State of Illinois from all financial loss, damage or harm arising out of the selling or dispensing of alcoholic liquors.
    The controlling government authority for the Historic Sites and Preservation Division of the Historic Preservation Agency shall be the Director of the Historic Sites and Preservation, and the controlling government authority for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum shall be the Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at retail or dispensed for consumption at the Michael Bilandic Building at 160 North LaSalle Street, Chicago IL 60601, after the normal business hours of any day care or child care facility located in the building, by (1) a commercial tenant or subtenant conducting business on the premises under a lease made pursuant to Section 405-315 of the Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-315), provided that such tenant or subtenant who accepts delivery of, sells, or dispenses alcoholic liquors shall procure and maintain dram shop liability insurance in maximum coverage limits and in which the carrier agrees to defend, indemnify, and save harmless the State of Illinois from all financial loss, damage, or harm arising out of the delivery, sale, or dispensing of alcoholic liquors, or by (2) an agency of the State, whether legislative, judicial, or executive, provided that such agency first obtains written permission to accept delivery of and sell or dispense alcoholic liquors from the Director of Central Management Services, or by (3) a not-for-profit organization, provided that such organization:
        a. obtains written consent from the Department of
    
Central Management Services;
        b. accepts delivery of and sells or dispenses the
    
alcoholic liquors in a manner that does not impair normal operations of State offices located in the building;
        c. accepts delivery of and sells or dispenses
    
alcoholic liquors only in connection with an official activity in the building; and
        d. provides, or its catering service provides, dram
    
shop liability insurance in maximum coverage limits and in which the carrier agrees to defend, save harmless, and indemnify the State of Illinois from all financial loss, damage, or harm arising out of the selling or dispensing of alcoholic liquors.
    Nothing in this Act shall prevent a not-for-profit organization or agency of the State from employing the services of a catering establishment for the selling or dispensing of alcoholic liquors at functions authorized by the Director of Central Management Services.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold at retail or dispensed at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, subject to the provisions of Section 7.4 of the State Property Control Act, and 222 South College Street in Springfield, Illinois by (1) a commercial tenant or subtenant conducting business on the premises under a lease or sublease made pursuant to Section 405-315 of the Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-315), provided that such tenant or subtenant who sells or dispenses alcoholic liquors shall procure and maintain dram shop liability insurance in maximum coverage limits and in which the carrier agrees to defend, indemnify and save harmless the State of Illinois from all financial loss, damage or harm arising out of the sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquors, or by (2) an agency of the State, whether legislative, judicial or executive, provided that such agency first obtains written permission to sell or dispense alcoholic liquors from the Director of Central Management Services, or by (3) a not-for-profit organization, provided that such organization:
        a. Obtains written consent from the Department of
    
Central Management Services;
        b. Sells or dispenses the alcoholic liquors in a
    
manner that does not impair normal operations of State offices located in the building;
        c. Sells or dispenses alcoholic liquors only in
    
connection with an official activity in the building;
        d. Provides, or its catering service provides, dram
    
shop liability insurance in maximum coverage limits and in which the carrier agrees to defend, save harmless and indemnify the State of Illinois from all financial loss, damage or harm arising out of the selling or dispensing of alcoholic liquors.
    Nothing in this Act shall prevent a not-for-profit organization or agency of the State from employing the services of a catering establishment for the selling or dispensing of alcoholic liquors at functions authorized by the Director of Central Management Services.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold or delivered at any facility owned by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority provided that dram shop liability insurance has been made available in a form, with such coverage and in such amounts as the Authority reasonably determines is necessary.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold at retail or dispensed at the Rockford State Office Building by (1) an agency of the State, whether legislative, judicial or executive, provided that such agency first obtains written permission to sell or dispense alcoholic liquors from the Department of Central Management Services, or by (2) a not-for-profit organization, provided that such organization:
        a. Obtains written consent from the Department of
    
Central Management Services;
        b. Sells or dispenses the alcoholic liquors in a
    
manner that does not impair normal operations of State offices located in the building;
        c. Sells or dispenses alcoholic liquors only in
    
connection with an official activity in the building;
        d. Provides, or its catering service provides, dram
    
shop liability insurance in maximum coverage limits and in which the carrier agrees to defend, save harmless and indemnify the State of Illinois from all financial loss, damage or harm arising out of the selling or dispensing of alcoholic liquors.
    Nothing in this Act shall prevent a not-for-profit organization or agency of the State from employing the services of a catering establishment for the selling or dispensing of alcoholic liquors at functions authorized by the Department of Central Management Services.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold or delivered in a building that is owned by McLean County, situated on land owned by the county in the City of Bloomington, and used by the McLean County Historical Society if the sale or delivery is approved by an ordinance adopted by the county board, and the municipality in which the building is located may not prohibit that sale or delivery, notwithstanding any other provision of this Section. The regulation of the sale and delivery of alcoholic liquor in a building that is owned by McLean County, situated on land owned by the county, and used by the McLean County Historical Society as provided in this paragraph is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution of the power of a home rule municipality to regulate that sale and delivery.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold or delivered in any building situated on land held in trust for any school district organized under Article 34 of the School Code, if the building is not used for school purposes and if the sale or delivery is approved by the board of education.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at retail in any building owned by the Six Mile Regional Library District, provided that the delivery and sale is approved by the board of trustees of the Six Mile Regional Library District and the delivery and sale is limited to a maximum of 6 library district events per year. The Six Mile Regional Library District shall provide dram shop liability in maximum insurance coverage limits so as to save harmless the library district from all financial loss, damage, or harm.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold or delivered in buildings owned by the Community Building Complex Committee of Boone County, Illinois if the person or facility selling or dispensing the alcoholic liquor has provided dram shop liability insurance with coverage and in amounts that the Committee reasonably determines are necessary.
    Alcoholic liquors may be sold or delivered in the building located at 1200 Centerville Avenue in Belleville, Illinois and occupied by either the Belleville Area Special Education District or the Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at the Louis Joliet Renaissance Center, City Center Campus, located at 214 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, and the Food Services/Culinary Arts Department facilities, Main Campus, located at 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, owned by or under the control of Joliet Junior College, Illinois Community College District No. 525.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at Triton College, Illinois Community College District No. 504.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at the College of DuPage, Illinois Community College District No. 502.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold on any property owned, operated, or controlled by Lewis and Clark Community College, Illinois Community College District No. 536.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at the building located at 446 East Hickory Avenue in Apple River, Illinois, owned by the Apple River Fire Protection District, and occupied by the Apple River Community Association if the alcoholic liquor is sold or dispensed only in connection with organized functions approved by the Apple River Community Association for which the planned attendance is 20 or more persons and if the person or facility selling or dispensing the alcoholic liquor has provided dram shop liability insurance in maximum limits so as to hold harmless the Apple River Fire Protection District, the Village of Apple River, and the Apple River Community Association from all financial loss, damage, and harm.
    Alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at the Sikia Restaurant, Kennedy King College Campus, located at 740 West 63rd Street, Chicago, and at the Food Services in the Great Hall/Washburne Culinary Institute Department facility, Kennedy King College Campus, located at 740 West 63rd Street, Chicago, owned by or under the control of City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois Community College District No. 508.
(Source: P.A. 98-132, eff. 8-2-13; 98-201, eff. 8-9-13; 98-692, eff. 7-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 98-1092, eff. 8-26-14; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-484, eff. 10-30-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-16

    (235 ILCS 5/6-16) (from Ch. 43, par. 131)
    Sec. 6-16. Prohibited sales and possession.
    (a) (i) No licensee nor any officer, associate, member, representative, agent, or employee of such licensee shall sell, give, or deliver alcoholic liquor to any person under the age of 21 years or to any intoxicated person, except as provided in Section 6-16.1. (ii) No express company, common carrier, or contract carrier nor any representative, agent, or employee on behalf of an express company, common carrier, or contract carrier that carries or transports alcoholic liquor for delivery within this State shall knowingly give or knowingly deliver to a residential address any shipping container clearly labeled as containing alcoholic liquor and labeled as requiring signature of an adult of at least 21 years of age to any person in this State under the age of 21 years. An express company, common carrier, or contract carrier that carries or transports such alcoholic liquor for delivery within this State shall obtain a signature at the time of delivery acknowledging receipt of the alcoholic liquor by an adult who is at least 21 years of age. At no time while delivering alcoholic beverages within this State may any representative, agent, or employee of an express company, common carrier, or contract carrier that carries or transports alcoholic liquor for delivery within this State deliver the alcoholic liquor to a residential address without the acknowledgment of the consignee and without first obtaining a signature at the time of the delivery by an adult who is at least 21 years of age. A signature of a person on file with the express company, common carrier, or contract carrier does not constitute acknowledgement of the consignee. Any express company, common carrier, or contract carrier that transports alcoholic liquor for delivery within this State that violates this item (ii) of this subsection (a) by delivering alcoholic liquor without the acknowledgement of the consignee and without first obtaining a signature at the time of the delivery by an adult who is at least 21 years of age is guilty of a business offense for which the express company, common carrier, or contract carrier that transports alcoholic liquor within this State shall be fined not more than $1,001 for a first offense, not more than $5,000 for a second offense, and not more than $10,000 for a third or subsequent offense. An express company, common carrier, or contract carrier shall be held vicariously liable for the actions of its representatives, agents, or employees. For purposes of this Act, in addition to other methods authorized by law, an express company, common carrier, or contract carrier shall be considered served with process when a representative, agent, or employee alleged to have violated this Act is personally served. Each shipment of alcoholic liquor delivered in violation of this item (ii) of this subsection (a) constitutes a separate offense. (iii) No person, after purchasing or otherwise obtaining alcoholic liquor, shall sell, give, or deliver such alcoholic liquor to another person under the age of 21 years, except in the performance of a religious ceremony or service. Except as otherwise provided in item (ii), any express company, common carrier, or contract carrier that transports alcoholic liquor within this State that violates the provisions of item (i), (ii), or (iii) of this paragraph of this subsection (a) is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and the sentence shall include, but shall not be limited to, a fine of not less than $500. Any person who violates the provisions of item (iii) of this paragraph of this subsection (a) is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and the sentence shall include, but shall not be limited to a fine of not less than $500 for a first offense and not less than $2,000 for a second or subsequent offense. Any person who knowingly violates the provisions of item (iii) of this paragraph of this subsection (a) is guilty of a Class 4 felony if a death occurs as the result of the violation.
    If a licensee or officer, associate, member, representative, agent, or employee of the licensee, or a representative, agent, or employee of an express company, common carrier, or contract carrier that carries or transports alcoholic liquor for delivery within this State, is prosecuted under this paragraph of this subsection (a) for selling, giving, or delivering alcoholic liquor to a person under the age of 21 years, the person under 21 years of age who attempted to buy or receive the alcoholic liquor may be prosecuted pursuant to Section 6-20 of this Act, unless the person under 21 years of age was acting under the authority of a law enforcement agency, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, or a local liquor control commissioner pursuant to a plan or action to investigate, patrol, or conduct any similar enforcement action.
    For the purpose of preventing the violation of this Section, any licensee, or his agent or employee, or a representative, agent, or employee of an express company, common carrier, or contract carrier that carries or transports alcoholic liquor for delivery within this State, shall refuse to sell, deliver, or serve alcoholic beverages to any person who is unable to produce adequate written evidence of identity and of the fact that he or she is over the age of 21 years, if requested by the licensee, agent, employee, or representative.
    Adequate written evidence of age and identity of the person is a document issued by a federal, state, county, or municipal government, or subdivision or agency thereof, including, but not limited to, a motor vehicle operator's license, a registration certificate issued under the Federal Selective Service Act, or an identification card issued to a member of the Armed Forces. Proof that the defendant-licensee, or his employee or agent, or the representative, agent, or employee of the express company, common carrier, or contract carrier that carries or transports alcoholic liquor for delivery within this State demanded, was shown and reasonably relied upon such written evidence in any transaction forbidden by this Section is an affirmative defense in any criminal prosecution therefor or to any proceedings for the suspension or revocation of any license based thereon. It shall not, however, be an affirmative defense if the agent or employee accepted the written evidence knowing it to be false or fraudulent. If a false or fraudulent Illinois driver's license or Illinois identification card is presented by a person less than 21 years of age to a licensee or the licensee's agent or employee for the purpose of ordering, purchasing, attempting to purchase, or otherwise obtaining or attempting to obtain the serving of any alcoholic beverage, the law enforcement officer or agency investigating the incident shall, upon the conviction of the person who presented the fraudulent license or identification, make a report of the matter to the Secretary of State on a form provided by the Secretary of State.
    However, no agent or employee of the licensee or employee of an express company, common carrier, or contract carrier that carries or transports alcoholic liquor for delivery within this State shall be disciplined or discharged for selling or furnishing liquor to a person under 21 years of age if the agent or employee demanded and was shown, before furnishing liquor to a person under 21 years of age, adequate written evidence of age and identity of the person issued by a federal, state, county or municipal government, or subdivision or agency thereof, including but not limited to a motor vehicle operator's license, a registration certificate issued under the Federal Selective Service Act, or an identification card issued to a member of the Armed Forces. This paragraph, however, shall not apply if the agent or employee accepted the written evidence knowing it to be false or fraudulent.
    Any person who sells, gives, or furnishes to any person under the age of 21 years any false or fraudulent written, printed, or photostatic evidence of the age and identity of such person or who sells, gives or furnishes to any person under the age of 21 years evidence of age and identification of any other person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and the person's sentence shall include, but shall not be limited to, a fine of not less than $500.
    Any person under the age of 21 years who presents or offers to any licensee, his agent or employee, any written, printed or photostatic evidence of age and identity that is false, fraudulent, or not actually his or her own for the purpose of ordering, purchasing, attempting to purchase or otherwise procuring or attempting to procure, the serving of any alcoholic beverage, who falsely states in writing that he or she is at least 21 years of age when receiving alcoholic liquor from a representative, agent, or employee of an express company, common carrier, or contract carrier, or who has in his or her possession any false or fraudulent written, printed, or photostatic evidence of age and identity, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and the person's sentence shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following: a fine of not less than $500 and at least 25 hours of community service. If possible, any community service shall be performed for an alcohol abuse prevention program.
    Any person under the age of 21 years who has any alcoholic beverage in his or her possession on any street or highway or in any public place or in any place open to the public is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. This Section does not apply to possession by a person under the age of 21 years making a delivery of an alcoholic beverage in pursuance of the order of his or her parent or in pursuance of his or her employment.
    (a-1) It is unlawful for any parent or guardian to knowingly permit his or her residence, any other private property under his or her control, or any vehicle, conveyance, or watercraft under his or her control to be used by an invitee of the parent's child or the guardian's ward, if the invitee is under the age of 21, in a manner that constitutes a violation of this Section. A parent or guardian is deemed to have knowingly permitted his or her residence, any other private property under his or her control, or any vehicle, conveyance, or watercraft under his or her control to be used in violation of this Section if he or she knowingly authorizes or permits consumption of alcoholic liquor by underage invitees. Any person who violates this subsection (a-1) is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and the person's sentence shall include, but shall not be limited to, a fine of not less than $500. Where a violation of this subsection (a-1) directly or indirectly results in great bodily harm or death to any person, the person violating this subsection shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. Nothing in this subsection (a-1) shall be construed to prohibit the giving of alcoholic liquor to a person under the age of 21 years in the performance of a religious ceremony or service in observation of a religious holiday.
    For the purposes of this subsection (a-1) where the residence or other property has an owner and a tenant or lessee, the trier of fact may infer that the residence or other property is occupied only by the tenant or lessee.
    (b) Except as otherwise provided in this Section whoever violates this Section shall, in addition to other penalties provided for in this Act, be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) Any person shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor where he or she knowingly authorizes or permits a residence which he or she occupies to be used by an invitee under 21 years of age and:
        (1) the person occupying the residence knows that any
    
such person under the age of 21 is in possession of or is consuming any alcoholic beverage; and
        (2) the possession or consumption of the alcohol by
    
the person under 21 is not otherwise permitted by this Act.
    For the purposes of this subsection (c) where the residence has an owner and a tenant or lessee, the trier of fact may infer that the residence is occupied only by the tenant or lessee. The sentence of any person who violates this subsection (c) shall include, but shall not be limited to, a fine of not less than $500. Where a violation of this subsection (c) directly or indirectly results in great bodily harm or death to any person, the person violating this subsection (c) shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. Nothing in this subsection (c) shall be construed to prohibit the giving of alcoholic liquor to a person under the age of 21 years in the performance of a religious ceremony or service in observation of a religious holiday.
    A person shall not be in violation of this subsection (c) if (A) he or she requests assistance from the police department or other law enforcement agency to either (i) remove any person who refuses to abide by the person's performance of the duties imposed by this subsection (c) or (ii) terminate the activity because the person has been unable to prevent a person under the age of 21 years from consuming alcohol despite having taken all reasonable steps to do so and (B) this assistance is requested before any other person makes a formal complaint to the police department or other law enforcement agency about the activity.
    (d) Any person who rents a hotel or motel room from the proprietor or agent thereof for the purpose of or with the knowledge that such room shall be used for the consumption of alcoholic liquor by persons under the age of 21 years shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (e) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, any person who has alcoholic liquor in his or her possession on public school district property on school days or at events on public school district property when children are present is guilty of a petty offense, unless the alcoholic liquor (i) is in the original container with the seal unbroken and is in the possession of a person who is not otherwise legally prohibited from possessing the alcoholic liquor or (ii) is in the possession of a person in or for the performance of a religious service or ceremony authorized by the school board.
(Source: P.A. 97-1049, eff. 1-1-13; 98-1017, eff. 1-1-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-16.1

    (235 ILCS 5/6-16.1)
    Sec. 6-16.1. Enforcement actions.
    (a) A licensee or an officer, associate, member, representative, agent, or employee of a licensee may sell, give, or deliver alcoholic liquor to a person under the age of 21 years or authorize the sale, gift, or delivery of alcoholic liquor to a person under the age of 21 years pursuant to a plan or action to investigate, patrol, or otherwise conduct a "sting operation" or enforcement action against a person employed by the licensee or on any licensed premises if the licensee or officer, associate, member, representative, agent, or employee of the licensee provides written notice, at least 14 days before the "sting operation" or enforcement action, unless governing body of the municipality or county having jurisdiction sets a shorter period by ordinance, to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction, the local liquor control commissioner, or both. Notice provided under this Section shall be valid for a "sting operation" or enforcement action conducted within 60 days of the provision of that notice, unless the governing body of the municipality or county having jurisdiction sets a shorter period by ordinance.
    (b) A local liquor control commission or unit of local government that conducts alcohol and tobacco compliance operations shall establish a policy and standards for alcohol and tobacco compliance operations to investigate whether a licensee is furnishing (1) alcoholic liquor to persons under 21 years of age in violation of this Act or (2) tobacco to persons in violation of the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act.
    (c) The Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall develop a model policy and guidelines for the operation of alcohol and tobacco compliance checks by local law enforcement officers. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall also require the supervising officers of such compliance checks to have met a minimum training standard as determined by the Board. The Board shall have the right to waive any training based on current written policies and procedures for alcohol and tobacco compliance check operations and in-service training already administered by the local law enforcement agency, department, or office.
    (d) The provisions of subsections (b) and (c) do not apply to a home rule unit with more than 2,000,000 inhabitants.
    (e) A home rule unit, other than a home rule unit with more than 2,000,000 inhabitants, may not regulate enforcement actions in a manner inconsistent with the regulation of enforcement actions under this Section. This subsection (e) is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
    (f) A licensee who is the subject of an enforcement action or "sting operation" under this Section and is found, pursuant to the enforcement action, to be in compliance with this Act shall be notified by the enforcement agency action that no violation was found within 30 days after the finding.
(Source: P.A. 96-179, eff. 8-10-09; 96-446, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

235 ILCS 5/6-16.2

    (235 ILCS 5/6-16.2)
    Sec. 6-16.2. Prohibited entry to a licensed premises. A municipality or county may prohibit a licensee or any officer, associate, member, representative, agent, or employee of a licensee from permitting a person under the age of 21 years to enter and remain in that portion of a licensed premises that sells, gives, or delivers alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises. No prohibition under this Section, however, shall apply to any licensed premises, such as without limitation a restaurant or food shop, where selling, giving, or delivering alcoholic liquor is not the principal business of the licensee at those premises.
    In those instances where a person under the age of 21 years is prohibited from entering and remaining on the premises, proof that the defendant-licensee, or his employee or agent, demanded, was shown, and reasonably relied upon adequate written evidence for purposes of entering and remaining on the licensed premises is an affirmative defense in any criminal prosecution therefor or to any proceedings for the suspension or revocation of any license based thereon. It shall not, however, be an affirmative defense if the defendant-licensee, or his agent or employee, accepted the written evidence knowing it to be false or fraudulent.
    Adequate written evidence of age and identity of the person is a document issued by a federal, state, county, or municipal government, or subdivision or agency thereof, including, but not limited to, a motor vehicle operator's license, a registration certificate issued under the Federal Selective Service Act, or an identification card issued to a member of the armed forces.
    If a false or fraudulent Illinois driver's license or Illinois identification card is presented by a person less than 21 years of age to a licensee or the licensee's agent or employee for the purpose of obtaining entry and remaining on a licensed premises, the law enforcement officer or agency investigating the incident shall, upon the conviction of the person who presented the fraudulent license or identification, make a report of the matter to the Secretary of State on a form provided by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

235 ILCS 5/6-17

    (235 ILCS 5/6-17) (from Ch. 43, par. 133)
    Sec. 6-17. (a) No licensee licensed under the provisions of this Act shall deny or permit his agents and employees to deny any person the full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any premises in which alcoholic liquors are authorized to be sold subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all citizens.
    (b) A distributor or an importing distributor may refuse to sell beer, brew, or similar beverages containing 0.5% or less of alcohol by volume to a non-licensee.
(Source: P.A. 86-1469.)

235 ILCS 5/6-17.1

    (235 ILCS 5/6-17.1)
    Sec. 6-17.1. Distributors; sales to retailers. The General Assembly hereby finds and declares that for the purposes of ensuring that all retail licensees have the opportunity to receive alcoholic liquor, reducing the amount of spoiled and overaged alcoholic liquor sold to customers, and maintaining the distribution system and the State's ability to regulate against illegal importation of alcoholic liquor, it is necessary to prevent discrimination among retail licensees as provided in this Section.
    A distributor or importing distributor designated as a distributor or importing distributor for alcoholic liquor within a designated geographic area or areas under Section 6-9 of this Act shall use its best efforts to make available for sale to retail licensees, in its designated geographic area or areas, each brand of alcoholic liquor which the distributor or the importing distributor has been authorized to distribute. Nothing in this Section prohibits a distributor or importing distributor from establishing purchase requirements unless the requirements have the effect of excluding a majority of the retail licensees in the designated geographic area or areas from purchasing the alcoholic liquor.
(Source: P.A. 91-186, eff. 1-1-00.)

235 ILCS 5/6-17.2

    (235 ILCS 5/6-17.2)
    Sec. 6-17.2. Importation of alcoholic liquor into this State. A person who imports into this State from any point in the United States outside this State, whether for himself or for another, any alcoholic liquor for sale or resale is required to hold a license issued by the Commission in accordance with this Act, except as otherwise expressly authorized by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-739, eff. 8-13-98.)

235 ILCS 5/6-18

    (235 ILCS 5/6-18) (from Ch. 43, par. 133a)
    Sec. 6-18. No home rule unit, as defined in Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, may amend or alter or in any way change the legal age at which persons may purchase, consume or possess alcoholic liquors as provided in this Act, and it is declared to be the law of this State, pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Constitution, that the establishment of such legal age is an exercise of exclusive State power which may not be exercised concurrently by a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

235 ILCS 5/6-19

    (235 ILCS 5/6-19) (from Ch. 43, par. 134)
    Sec. 6-19. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82-783. Repealed by P.A. 90-432, eff. 1-1-98.)

235 ILCS 5/6-20

    (235 ILCS 5/6-20) (from Ch. 43, par. 134a)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-447)
    Sec. 6-20. Transfer, possession, and consumption of alcoholic liquor; restrictions.
    (a) Any person to whom the sale, gift or delivery of any alcoholic liquor is prohibited because of age shall not purchase, or accept a gift of such alcoholic liquor or have such alcoholic liquor in his possession.
    (b) If a licensee or his or her agents or employees believes or has reason to believe that a sale or delivery of any alcoholic liquor is prohibited because of the non-age of the prospective recipient, he or she shall, before making such sale or delivery demand presentation of some form of positive identification, containing proof of age, issued by a public officer in the performance of his or her official duties.
    (c) No person shall transfer, alter, or deface such an identification card; use the identification card of another; carry or use a false or forged identification card; or obtain an identification card by means of false information.
    (d) No person shall purchase, accept delivery or have possession of alcoholic liquor in violation of this Section.
    (e) The consumption of alcoholic liquor by any person under 21 years of age is forbidden.
    (f) Whoever violates any provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (g) The possession and dispensing, or consumption by a person under 21 years of age of alcoholic liquor in the performance of a religious service or ceremony, or the consumption by a person under 21 years of age under the direct supervision and approval of the parents or parent or those persons standing in loco parentis of such person under 21 years of age in the privacy of a home, is not prohibited by this Act.
    (h) The provisions of this Act prohibiting the possession of alcoholic liquor by a person under 21 years of age and dispensing of alcoholic liquor to a person under 21 years of age do not apply in the case of a student under 21 years of age, but 18 years of age or older, who:
        (1) tastes, but does not imbibe, alcoholic liquor
    
only during times of a regularly scheduled course while under the direct supervision of an instructor who is at least 21 years of age and employed by an educational institution described in subdivision (2);
        (2) is enrolled as a student in a college,
    
university, or post-secondary educational institution that is accredited or certified by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association, or that has a permit of approval issued by the Board of Higher Education pursuant to the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012;
        (3) is participating in a culinary arts, food
    
service, or restaurant management degree program of which a portion of the program includes instruction on responsible alcoholic beverage serving methods modeled after the Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Server Education and Training (BASSET) curriculum; and
        (4) tastes, but does not imbibe, alcoholic liquor for
    
instructional purposes up to, but not exceeding, 6 times per class as a part of a required course in which the student temporarily possesses alcoholic liquor for tasting, not imbibing, purposes only in a class setting on the campus and, thereafter, the alcoholic liquor is possessed and remains under the control of the instructor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1058, eff. 8-24-12.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-447)
    Sec. 6-20. Transfer, possession, and consumption of alcoholic liquor; restrictions.
    (a) Any person to whom the sale, gift or delivery of any alcoholic liquor is prohibited because of age shall not purchase, or accept a gift of such alcoholic liquor or have such alcoholic liquor in his possession.
    (b) If a licensee or his or her agents or employees believes or has reason to believe that a sale or delivery of any alcoholic liquor is prohibited because of the non-age of the prospective recipient, he or she shall, before making such sale or delivery demand presentation of some form of positive identification, containing proof of age, issued by a public officer in the performance of his or her official duties.
    (c) No person shall transfer, alter, or deface such an identification card; use the identification card of another; carry or use a false or forged identification card; or obtain an identification card by means of false information.
    (d) No person shall purchase, accept delivery or have possession of alcoholic liquor in violation of this Section.
    (e) The consumption of alcoholic liquor by any person under 21 years of age is forbidden.
    (f) Whoever violates any provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (g) The possession and dispensing, or consumption by a person under 21 years of age of alcoholic liquor in the performance of a religious service or ceremony, or the consumption by a person under 21 years of age under the direct supervision and approval of the parents or parent or those persons standing in loco parentis of such person under 21 years of age in the privacy of a home, is not prohibited by this Act.
    (h) The provisions of this Act prohibiting the possession of alcoholic liquor by a person under 21 years of age and dispensing of alcoholic liquor to a person under 21 years of age do not apply in the case of a student under 21 years of age, but 18 years of age or older, who:
        (1) tastes, but does not imbibe, alcoholic liquor
    
only during times of a regularly scheduled course while under the direct supervision of an instructor who is at least 21 years of age and employed by an educational institution described in subdivision (2);
        (2) is enrolled as a student in a college,
    
university, or post-secondary educational institution that is accredited or certified by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association, or that has a permit of approval issued by the Board of Higher Education pursuant to the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012;
        (3) is participating in a culinary arts, food
    
service, or restaurant management degree program of which a portion of the program includes instruction on responsible alcoholic beverage serving methods modeled after the Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Server Education and Training (BASSET) curriculum; and
        (4) tastes, but does not imbibe, alcoholic liquor for
    
instructional purposes up to, but not exceeding, 6 times per class as a part of a required course in which the student temporarily possesses alcoholic liquor for tasting, not imbibing, purposes only in a class setting on the campus and, thereafter, the alcoholic liquor is possessed and remains under the control of the instructor.
    (i) A law enforcement officer may not charge or otherwise take a person into custody based solely on the commission of an offense that involves alcohol and violates subsection (d) or (e) of this Section if the law enforcement officer, after making a reasonable determination and considering the facts and surrounding circumstances, reasonably believes that all of the following apply:
        (1) The law enforcement officer has contact with the
    
person because that person either:
            (A) requested emergency medical assistance for an
        
individual who reasonably appeared to be in need of medical assistance due to alcohol consumption; or
            (B) acted in concert with another person who
        
requested emergency medical assistance for an individual who reasonably appeared to be in need of medical assistance due to alcohol consumption; however, the provisions of this subparagraph (B) shall not apply to more than 3 persons acting in concert for any one occurrence.
        (2) The person described in subparagraph (A) or (B)
    
of paragraph (1) of this subsection (i):
            (A) provided his or her full name and any other
        
relevant information requested by the law enforcement officer;
            (B) remained at the scene with the individual who
        
reasonably appeared to be in need of medical assistance due to alcohol consumption until emergency medical assistance personnel arrived; and
            (C) cooperated with emergency medical assistance
        
personnel and law enforcement officers at the scene.
    (j) A person who meets the criteria of paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (i) of this Section shall be immune from criminal liability for an offense under subsection (d) or (e) of this Section.
    (k) A person may not initiate an action against a law enforcement officer based on the officer's compliance or failure to comply with subsection (i) of this Section, except for willful or wanton misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 99-447, eff. 6-1-16.)

235 ILCS 5/6-21

    (235 ILCS 5/6-21) (from Ch. 43, par. 135)
    Sec. 6-21. (a) Every person who is injured within this State, in person or property, by any intoxicated person has a right of action in his or her own name, severally or jointly, against any person, licensed under the laws of this State or of any other state to sell alcoholic liquor, who, by selling or giving alcoholic liquor, within or without the territorial limits of this State, causes the intoxication of such person. Any person at least 21 years of age who pays for a hotel or motel room or facility knowing that the room or facility is to be used by any person under 21 years of age for the unlawful consumption of alcoholic liquors and such consumption causes the intoxication of the person under 21 years of age, shall be liable to any person who is injured in person or property by the intoxicated person under 21 years of age. Any person owning, renting, leasing or permitting the occupation of any building or premises with knowledge that alcoholic liquors are to be sold therein, or who having leased the same for other purposes, shall knowingly permit therein the sale of any alcoholic liquors that have caused the intoxication of any person, shall be liable, severally or jointly, with the person selling or giving the liquors. However, if such building or premises belong to a minor or other person under guardianship the guardian of such person shall be held liable instead of the ward. A married woman has the same right to bring the action and to control it and the amount recovered as an unmarried woman. All damages recovered by a minor under this Act shall be paid either to the minor, or to his or her parent, guardian or next friend as the court shall direct. The unlawful sale or gift of alcoholic liquor works a forfeiture of all rights of the lessee or tenant under any lease or contract of rent upon the premises where the unlawful sale or gift takes place. All actions for damages under this Act may be by any appropriate action in the circuit court. An action shall lie for injuries to either means of support or loss of society, but not both, caused by an intoxicated person or in consequence of the intoxication of any person resulting as hereinabove set out. "Loss of society" means the mutual benefits that each family member receives from the other's continued existence, including love, affection, care, attention, companionship, comfort, guidance, and protection. "Family" includes spouse, children, parents, brothers, and sisters. The action, if the person from whom support or society was furnished is living, shall be brought by any person injured in means of support or society in his or her name for his or her benefit and the benefit of all other persons injured in means of support or society. However, any person claiming to be injured in means of support or society and not included in any action brought hereunder may join by motion made within the times herein provided for bringing such action or the personal representative of the deceased person from whom such support or society was furnished may so join. In every such action the jury shall determine the amount of damages to be recovered without regard to and with no special instructions as to the dollar limits on recovery imposed by this Section. The amount recovered in every such action is for the exclusive benefit of the person injured in loss of support or society and shall be distributed to such persons in the proportions determined by the verdict rendered or judgment entered in the action. If the right of action is settled by agreement with the personal representative of a deceased person from whom support or society was furnished, the court having jurisdiction of the estate of the deceased person shall distribute the amount of the settlement to the person injured in loss of support or society in the proportion, as determined by the court, that the percentage of dependency of each such person upon the deceased person bears to the sum of the percentages of dependency of all such persons upon the deceased person. For all causes of action involving persons injured, killed, or incurring property damage before September 12, 1985, in no event shall the judgment or recovery under this Act for injury to the person or to the property of any person as hereinabove set out exceed $15,000, and recovery under this Act for loss of means of support resulting from the death or injury of any person, as hereinabove set out, shall not exceed $20,000. For all causes of action involving persons injured, killed, or incurring property damage after September 12, 1985 but before July 1, 1998, in no event shall the judgment or recovery for injury to the person or property of any person exceed $30,000 for each person incurring damages, and recovery under this Act for loss of means of support resulting from the death or injury of any person shall not exceed $40,000. For all causes of action involving persons injured, killed, or incurring property damage on or after July 1, 1998, in no event shall the judgment or recovery for injury to the person or property of any person exceed $45,000 for each person incurring damages, and recovery under this Act for either loss of means of support or loss of society resulting from the death or injury of any person shall not exceed $55,000. Beginning in 1999, every January 20, these liability limits shall automatically be increased or decreased, as applicable, by a percentage equal to the percentage change in the consumer price index-u during the preceding 12-month calendar year. "Consumer price index-u" means the index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor that measures the average change in prices of goods and services purchased by all urban consumers, United States city average, all items, 1982-84 = 100. The new amount resulting from each annual adjustment shall be determined by the Comptroller and made available via the Comptroller's official website by January 31 of every year and to the chief judge of each judicial circuit. The liability limits at the time at which damages subject to such limits are awarded by final judgment or settlement shall be utilized by the courts. Nothing in this Section bars any person from making separate claims which, in the aggregate, exceed any one limit where such person incurs more than one type of compensable damage, including personal injury, property damage, and loss to means of support or society. However, all persons claiming loss to means of support or society shall be limited to an aggregate recovery not to exceed the single limitation set forth herein for the death or injury of each person from whom support or society is claimed.
    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to confer a cause of action for injuries to the person or property of the intoxicated person himself, nor shall anything in this Act be construed to confer a cause of action for loss of means of support or society on the intoxicated person himself or on any person claiming to be supported by such intoxicated person or claiming the society of such person. In conformance with the rule of statutory construction enunciated in the general Illinois saving provision in Section 4 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the construction of the statutes", approved March 5, 1874, as amended, no amendment of this Section purporting to abolish or having the effect of abolishing a cause of action shall be applied to invalidate a cause of action accruing before its effective date, irrespective of whether the amendment was passed before or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1986.
    Each action hereunder shall be barred unless commenced within one year next after the cause of action accrued.
    However, a licensed distributor or brewer whose only connection with the furnishing of alcoholic liquor which is alleged to have caused intoxication was the furnishing or maintaining of any apparatus for the dispensing or cooling of beer is not liable under this Section, and if such licensee is named as a defendant, a proper motion to dismiss shall be granted.
    (b) Any person licensed under any state or local law to sell alcoholic liquor, whether or not a citizen or resident of this State, who in person or through an agent causes the intoxication, by the sale or gift of alcoholic liquor, of any person who, while intoxicated, causes injury to any person or property in the State of Illinois thereby submits such licensed person, and, if an individual, his or her personal representative, to the jurisdiction of the courts of this State for a cause of action arising under subsection (a) above.
    Service of process upon any person who is subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of this State, as provided in this subsection, may be made by personally serving the summons upon the defendant outside this State, as provided in the Code of Civil Procedure, as now or hereafter amended, with the same force and effect as though summons had been personally served within this State.
    Only causes of action arising under subsection (a) above may be asserted against a defendant in an action in which jurisdiction over him or her is based upon this subsection.
    Nothing herein contained limits or affects the right to serve any process in any other manner now or hereafter provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 94-982, eff. 6-30-06.)

235 ILCS 5/6-22

    (235 ILCS 5/6-22) (from Ch. 43, par. 137)
    Sec. 6-22. No person except a manufacturer or distributor, or importing distributor, shall fill or refill, in whole or in part, any original package of alcoholic liquor with the same or any other kind or quality of alcoholic liquor, and it shall be unlawful for any person to have in his possession for sale at retail any bottles, casks or other containers containing alcoholic liquor, except in original packages.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

235 ILCS 5/6-22.5

    (235 ILCS 5/6-22.5)
    Sec. 6-22.5. Infusions.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "infusion" means a spirit where ingredients, including, but not limited to, fruits, spices, or nuts, are added to naturally infuse flavor into the spirit.
    (b) A retail licensee that is preparing an infusion for consumption on the premises shall comply with the following requirements:
        (1) the infusion shall be mixed and stored on the
    
premises of the licensee;
        (2) the container that the infusion is stored in must
    
have a lid and be in sanitary condition;
        (3) the infusion shall not be aged for more than 14
    
days;
        (4) the infusion must be used or destroyed within 21
    
days after the end of the aging process;
        (5) cleaning records for the container that the
    
infusion is stored in must be available for inspection by agents of the State Commission; and
        (6) the container that the infusion is stored in must
    
have a label affixed to the container that provides the production date of the infusion, the base spirit of the infusion, the date the infusion will finish the aging process, and the date by which the infusion must be destroyed.
(Source: P.A. 99-46, eff. 7-15-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-23

    (235 ILCS 5/6-23) (from Ch. 43, par. 138)
    Sec. 6-23. No manufacturer or distributor or importing distributor or foreign importer shall enter into any contract with any person licensed to sell at retail whereby such licensee agrees not to sell any alcoholic liquors manufactured or distributed by any other manufacturer or distributor or importing distributor or foreign importer, and any provision in any contract violative of this Section shall render the whole of such contract void and no action shall be brought thereon in any court. However, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the Department of Agriculture from entering into contracts for exclusive facilities upon the State Fair Grounds on an equal basis.
(Source: P.A. 85-142.)

235 ILCS 5/6-24

    (235 ILCS 5/6-24) (from Ch. 43, par. 139)
    Sec. 6-24. Every licensee shall cause his license or licenses to be framed and hung in plain view in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises. An airplane license shall be maintained at the licensee's business premises in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

235 ILCS 5/6-24a

    (235 ILCS 5/6-24a) (from Ch. 43, par. 139a)
    Sec. 6-24a. Display of birth defects warning signs.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that there is a need for public information about the risk of birth defects (specifically Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) when women consume alcoholic liquor during pregnancy. The United States Surgeon General has recommended abstinence from alcohol during pregnancy. Since Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and fetal alcohol effects are preventable, the General Assembly finds that it is in the public interest to provide warning about the risk of alcohol-related birth defects at places where alcoholic liquors are sold.
    (b) Every holder of a retail license, whether the licensee sells or offers for sale alcoholic liquors for use or consumption on or off the retail license premises, shall cause a sign with the message "GOVERNMENT WARNING: ACCORDING TO THE SURGEON GENERAL, WOMEN SHOULD NOT DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE, PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (OASA) AT 1-800-843-6154." to be framed and hung in plain view. These signs shall be no larger than 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.
    (c) In the event there is no warning sign posted on the retailer's premises, it shall be the responsibility of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission to furnish the retailer with a warning sign. The retailer shall have 30 days from receipt of the warning sign to post it on the licensed premises. Thereafter, a retailer who violates this Section is subject to a written warning for the first violation. For a second or subsequent violation, the retailer shall pay a fine of at least $20 but not more than $100 for each such violation. For the third and subsequent violations, each day the activity continues shall be a separate violation.
(Source: P.A. 96-387, eff. 1-1-10.)

235 ILCS 5/6-25

    (235 ILCS 5/6-25) (from Ch. 43, par. 142)
    Sec. 6-25. No person shall receive a local license to sell alcoholic liquor upon any premises as a restaurant nor as a club unless it has the qualifications respectively described in Sections 1-3.23 and 1-3.24. No restaurant, licensed as such, shall sell alcoholic liquor except with meals.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

235 ILCS 5/6-26

    (235 ILCS 5/6-26) (from Ch. 43, par. 144a)
    Sec. 6-26. Minimum size of container for spirits. No unmixed spirits shall be sold or offered for sale at retail for consumption on the premises, except in a container having a minimum capacity of at least one fluid ounce and which contains at the time of sale at least one fluid ounce of the beverage being sold. The provisions of this Section shall not prohibit the sale of unmixed spirits on boats or railroad cars licensed to sell liquor for consumption on the premises in containers regularly used and having a smaller fluid capacity.
(Source: P.A. 89-250, eff. 1-1-96.)

235 ILCS 5/6-27

    (235 ILCS 5/6-27) (from Ch. 43, par. 144c)
    Sec. 6-27. Licensing of seller and server education programs.
    (a) Any program designed to educate or train employees who sell or serve alcoholic beverages at retail to identify and address persons displaying problems with alcohol misuse or abuse shall be licensed by the State Commission.
    (b) A seller and server education program license in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly shall remain in effect until June 30, 2000.
(Source: P.A. 91-922, eff. 7-7-00.)

235 ILCS 5/6-27.1

    (235 ILCS 5/6-27.1)
    Sec. 6-27.1. Responsible alcohol service server training.
    (a) Unless issued a valid server training certificate between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2015 by a certified Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) trainer, all alcohol servers in Cook County are required to obtain and complete training in basic responsible alcohol service as outlined in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 3500, as those provisions exist on July 1, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act 98-939), by July 1, 2015 or within 120 days after the alcohol server begins his or her employment, whichever is later. All alcohol servers in a county, other than Cook County, with a population of 200,000 inhabitants or more are required to obtain and complete training in basic responsible alcohol service as outlined in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 3500, as those provisions exist on July 1, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act 98-939), by July 1, 2016 or within 120 days after the alcohol server begins his or her employment, whichever is later. All alcohol servers in a county with a population of more than 30,000 inhabitants and less than 200,000 inhabitants are required to obtain and complete training in basic responsible alcohol service as outlined in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 3500, as those provisions exist on July 1, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act 98-939), by July 1, 2017 or within 120 days after the alcohol server begins his or her employment, whichever is later. All alcohol servers in counties with a population of 30,000 inhabitants or less are required to obtain and complete training in basic responsible alcohol service as outlined in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 3500, as those provisions exist on July 1, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act 98-939), by July 1, 2018 or within 120 days after the alcohol server begins his or her employment, whichever is later.
    There is no limit to the amount of times a server may take the training. A certificate of training belongs to the server, and a server may transfer a certificate of training to a different employer, but shall not transfer a certificate of training to another server. Proof that an alcohol server has been trained must be available upon reasonable request by State law enforcement officials. For the purpose of this Section, "alcohol servers" means persons who sell or serve open containers of alcoholic beverages at retail and anyone whose job description entails the checking of identification for the purchase of open containers of alcoholic beverages at retail or for entry into the licensed premises. The definition does not include (i) a distributor or importing distributor conducting product sampling as authorized in Section 6-31 of this Act or a registered tasting representative, as provided in 11 Ill. Adm. Code 100.40, conducting a tasting, as defined in 11 Ill. Adm. Code 100.10; (ii) a volunteer serving alcoholic beverages at a charitable function; or (iii) an instructor engaged in training or educating on the proper technique for using a system that dispenses alcoholic beverages.
    (b) Responsible alcohol service training must cover and assess knowledge of the topics noted in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 3500.155.
    (c) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, but no later than October 1, 2015, all existing BASSET trainers who are already BASSET certified as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly shall be recertified by the State Commission and be required to comply with the conditions for server training set forth in this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
    (d) Training modules and certificate program plans must be approved by the State Commission. All documents, materials, or information related to responsible alcohol service training program approval that are submitted to the State Commission are confidential and shall not be open to public inspection or dissemination and are exempt from disclosure.
    The State Commission shall only approve programs that meet the following criteria:
        (1) the training course covers the content specified
    
in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 3500.155;
        (2) if the training course is classroom-based, the
    
classroom training is at least 4 hours, is available in English and Spanish, and includes a test;
        (3) if the training course is online or
    
computer-based, the course is designed in a way that ensures that no content can be skipped, is interactive, has audio for content for servers that have a disability, and includes a test;
        (4) training and testing is based on a job task
    
analysis that clearly identifies and focuses on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to responsibly serve alcoholic beverages and is developed using best practices in instructional design and exam development to ensure that the program is fair and legally defensible;
        (5) training and testing is conducted by any means
    
available, including, but not limited to, online, computer, classroom, or live trainers; and
        (6) the program must provide access on a
    
24-hour-per-day, 7-days-per-week basis for certificate verification for State Commission, State law enforcement officials, and employers to be able to verify certificate authenticity.
    (e) Nothing in subsection (d) of this Section shall be construed to require a program to use a test administrator or proctor.
    (f) A certificate issued from a BASSET-licensed training program shall be accepted as meeting the training requirements for all server license and permit laws and ordinances in the State.
    (g) A responsible alcohol service training certificate from a BASSET-licensed program shall be valid for 3 years.
    (h) The provisions of this Section shall apply beginning July 1, 2015. From July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, enforcement of the provisions of this Section shall be limited to education and notification of the requirements to encourage compliance.
    (i) The provisions of this Section do not apply to a special event retailer.
(Source: P.A. 98-939, eff. 7-1-15; 99-46, eff. 7-15-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-27.5

    (235 ILCS 5/6-27.5)
    Sec. 6-27.5. Mandatory schedule of prices. All retail licensees shall maintain a schedule of the prices charged for all drinks of alcoholic liquor to be served and consumed on the licensed premises or in any room or part thereof. Whenever a hotel or multi-use establishment which holds a valid retailer's license operates on its premises more than one establishment at which drinks of alcoholic liquor are sold at retail, the hotel or multi-use establishment shall maintain at each such establishment a separate schedule of the prices charged for such drinks at that establishment.
(Source: P.A. 99-46, eff. 7-15-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-28

    (235 ILCS 5/6-28) (from Ch. 43, par. 144d)
    Sec. 6-28. Prohibited happy hours.
    (a) (Blank).
    (b) No retail licensee or employee or agent of such licensee shall:
        (1) sell more than one drink of alcoholic liquor for
    
the price of one drink of alcoholic liquor;
        (2) sell, offer to sell or serve to any person an
    
unlimited number of drinks of alcoholic liquor during any set period of time for a fixed price, except at private functions not open to the general public or as provided in Section 6-28.5 of this Act;
        (3) (blank);
        (4) increase the volume of alcoholic liquor contained
    
in a drink, or the size of a drink of alcoholic liquor, without increasing proportionately the price regularly charged for the drink on that day;
        (5) encourage or permit, on the licensed premises,
    
any game or contest which involves drinking alcoholic liquor or the awarding of drinks of alcoholic liquor as prizes for such game or contest on the licensed premises; or
        (6) advertise or promote in any way, whether on or
    
off the licensed premises, any of the practices prohibited under paragraphs (1) through (5).
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) A violation of this Section shall be grounds for suspension or revocation of the retailer's license as provided by this Act. The State Commission may not enforce any trade practice policy or other rule that was not adopted in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-571, eff. 8-27-13; 99-46, eff. 7-15-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-28.5

    (235 ILCS 5/6-28.5)
    Sec. 6-28.5. Permitted happy hours and meal packages, party packages, and entertainment packages.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Dedicated event space" means a room or rooms or other clearly delineated space within a retail licensee's premises that is reserved for the exclusive use of party package invitees during the entirety of a party package. Furniture, stanchions and ropes, or other room dividers may be used to clearly delineate a dedicated event space.
    "Meal package" means a food and beverage package, which may or may not include entertainment, where the service of alcoholic liquor is an accompaniment to the food, including, but not limited to, a meal, tour, tasting, or any combination thereof for a fixed price by a retail licensee or any other licensee operating within a sports facility, restaurant, winery, brewery, or distillery.
    "Party package" means a private party, function, or event for a specific social or business occasion, either arranged by invitation or reservation for a defined number of individuals, that is not open to the general public and where attendees are served both food and alcohol for a fixed price in a dedicated event space.
    (b) A retail licensee may:
        (1) offer free food or entertainment at any time;
        (2) include drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of a
    
meal package;
        (3) sell or offer for sale a party package only if
    
the retail licensee:
            (A) offers food in the dedicated event space;
            (B) limits the party package to no more than 3
        
hours;
            (C) distributes wristbands, lanyards, shirts, or
        
any other such wearable items to identify party package attendees so the attendees may be granted access to the dedicated event space; and
            (D) excludes individuals not participating in the
        
party package from the dedicated event space;
        (4) include drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of a
    
hotel package;
        (5) negotiate drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of a
    
hotel package;
        (6) provide room service to persons renting rooms at
    
a hotel;
        (7) sell pitchers (or the equivalent, including, but
    
not limited to, buckets of bottled beer), carafes, or bottles of alcoholic liquor which are customarily sold in such manner, or sell bottles of spirits;
        (8) advertise events permitted under this Section;
        (9) include drinks of alcoholic liquor as part of an
    
entertainment package where the licensee is separately licensed by a municipal ordinance that (A) restricts dates of operation to dates during which there is an event at an adjacent stadium, (B) restricts hours of serving alcoholic liquor to 2 hours before the event and one hour after the event, (C) restricts alcoholic liquor sales to beer and wine, (D) requires tickets for admission to the establishment, and (E) prohibits sale of admission tickets on the day of an event and permits the sale of admission tickets for single events only; and
        (10) discount any drink of alcoholic liquor during a
    
specified time period only if:
            (A) the price of the drink of alcoholic liquor is
        
not changed during the time that it is discounted;
            (B) the period of time during which any drink of
        
alcoholic liquor is discounted does not exceed 4 hours per day and 15 hours per week; however, this period of time is not required to be consecutive and may be divided by the licensee in any manner;
            (C) the drink of alcoholic liquor is not
        
discounted between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and the licensed premises' closing hour; and
            (D) notice of the discount of the drink of
        
alcoholic liquor during a specified time is posted on the licensed premises or on the licensee's publicly available website at least 7 days prior to the specified time.
    (b) A violation of this Section shall be grounds for suspension or revocation of the retailer's license as provided by this Act. The State Commission may not enforce any trade practice policy or other rule that was not adopted in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (c) All licensees affected by this Section must also comply with Sections 6-16, 6-21, and 6-27.1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-46, eff. 7-15-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-29

    (235 ILCS 5/6-29) (from Ch. 43, par. 144e)
    Sec. 6-29. Winery shipper's license.
    (a) The General Assembly declares that the following is the intent of this Section:
        (1) To authorize direct shipment of wine by an
    
out-of-state maker of wine on the same basis permitted an in-state maker of wine pursuant to the authority of the State under the provisions of Section 2 of the Twenty-First Amendment to the United States Constitution and in conformance with the United States Supreme Court decision decided on May 16, 2005 in Granholm v. Heald.
        (2) To reaffirm that the General Assembly's findings
    
and declarations that selling alcoholic liquor through various direct marketing means such as catalogs, newspapers, mailings, and the Internet directly to consumers of this State poses a serious threat to the State's efforts to further temperance and prevent youth from accessing alcoholic liquor and the expansion of youth access to additional types of alcoholic liquors.
        (3) To maintain the State's broad powers granted by
    
Section 2 of the Twenty-First Amendment to the United States Constitution to control the importation or sale of alcoholic liquor and its right to structure its alcoholic liquor distribution system.
        (4) To ensure that the General Assembly, by
    
authorizing limited direct shipment of wine to meet the directives of the United States Supreme Court, does not intend to impair or modify the State's distribution of wine through distributors or importing distributors, but only to permit limited shipment of wine for personal use.
        (5) To provide that, in the event that a court of
    
competent jurisdiction declares or finds that this Section, which is enacted to conform Illinois law to the United States Supreme Court decision, is invalid or unconstitutional, the Illinois General Assembly at its earliest general session shall conduct hearings and study methods to conform to any directive or order of the court consistent with the temperance and revenue collection purposes of this Act.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a wine shipper licensee may ship, for personal use and not for resale, not more than 12 cases of wine per year to any resident of this State who is 21 years of age or older.
    (b-3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, sale and shipment by a winery shipper licensee pursuant to this Section shall be deemed to constitute a sale in this State.
    (b-5) The shipping container of any wine shipped under this Section shall be clearly labeled with the following words: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL. SIGNATURE OF A PERSON 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY. PROOF OF AGE AND IDENTITY MUST BE SHOWN BEFORE DELIVERY.". This warning must be prominently displayed on the packaging. A licensee shall require the transporter or common carrier that delivers the wine to obtain the signature of a person 21 years of age or older at the delivery address at the time of delivery. At the expense of the licensee, the licensee shall receive a delivery confirmation from the express company, common carrier, or contract carrier indicating the location of the delivery, time of delivery, and the name and signature of the individual 21 years of age or older who accepts delivery. The Commission shall design and create a label or approve a label that must be affixed to the shipping container by the licensee.
    (c) No broker within this State shall solicit consumers to engage in direct wine shipments under this Section.
    (d) It is not the intent of this Section to impair the distribution of wine through distributors or importing distributors, but only to permit shipments of wine for personal use.
(Source: P.A. 95-634, eff. 6-1-08.)

235 ILCS 5/6-29.1

    (235 ILCS 5/6-29.1)
    Sec. 6-29.1. Direct shipments of alcoholic liquor.
    (a) The General Assembly makes the following findings:
        (1) The General Assembly of Illinois, having reviewed
    
this Act in light of the United States Supreme Court's 2005 decision in Granholm v. Heald, has determined to conform that law to the constitutional principles enunciated by the Court in a manner that best preserves the temperance, revenue, and orderly distribution values of this Act.
        (2) Minimizing automobile accidents and fatalities,
    
domestic violence, health problems, loss of productivity, unemployment, and other social problems associated with dependency and improvident use of alcoholic beverages remains the policy of Illinois.
        (3) To the maximum extent constitutionally feasible,
    
Illinois desires to collect sufficient revenue from excise and use taxes on alcoholic beverages for the purpose of responding to such social problems.
        (4) Combined with family education and individual
    
discipline, retail validation of age, and assessment of the capacity of the consumer remains the best pre-sale social protection against the problems associated with the abuse of alcoholic liquor.
        (5) Therefore, the paramount purpose of this
    
amendatory Act is to continue to carefully limit direct shipment sales of wine produced by makers of wine and to continue to prohibit such direct shipment sales for spirits and beer.
    For these reasons, the Commission shall establish a system to notify the out-of-state trade of this prohibition and to detect violations. The Commission shall request the Attorney General to extradite any offender.
    (b) Pursuant to the Twenty-First Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing states to regulate the distribution and sale of alcoholic liquor and pursuant to the federal Webb-Kenyon Act declaring that alcoholic liquor shipped in interstate commerce must comply with state laws, the General Assembly hereby finds and declares that selling alcoholic liquor from a point outside this State through various direct marketing means, such as catalogs, newspapers, mailers, and the Internet, directly to residents of this State poses a serious threat to the State's efforts to prevent youths from accessing alcoholic liquor; to State revenue collections; and to the economy of this State.
    Any person manufacturing, distributing, or selling alcoholic liquor who knowingly ships or transports or causes the shipping or transportation of any alcoholic liquor from a point outside this State to a person in this State who does not hold a manufacturer's, distributor's, importing distributor's, or non-resident dealer's license issued by the Liquor Control Commission, other than a shipment of sacramental wine to a bona fide religious organization, a shipment authorized by Section 6-29, subparagraph (17) of Section 3-12, or any other shipment authorized by this Act, is in violation of this Act.
    The Commission, upon determining, after investigation, that a person has violated this Section, shall give notice to the person by certified mail to cease and desist all shipments of alcoholic liquor into this State and to withdraw from this State within 5 working days after receipt of the notice all shipments of alcoholic liquor then in transit.
    Whenever the Commission has reason to believe that a person has failed to comply with the Commission notice under this Section, it shall notify the Department of Revenue and file a complaint with the State's Attorney of the county where the alcoholic liquor was delivered or with appropriate law enforcement officials.
    Failure to comply with the notice issued by the Commission under this Section constitutes a business offense for which the person shall be fined not more than $1,000 for a first offense, not more than $5,000 for a second offense, and not more than $10,000 for a third or subsequent offense. Each shipment of alcoholic liquor delivered in violation of the cease and desist notice shall constitute a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 95-634, eff. 6-1-08.)

235 ILCS 5/6-30

    (235 ILCS 5/6-30) (from Ch. 43, par. 144f)
    Sec. 6-30. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Illinois Gaming Board shall have exclusive authority to establish the hours for sale and consumption of alcoholic liquor on board a riverboat during riverboat gambling excursions conducted in accordance with the Riverboat Gambling Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-826.)

235 ILCS 5/6-31

    (235 ILCS 5/6-31)
    Sec. 6-31. Product sampling.
    (a) Retailer, distributor, importing distributor, manufacturer and nonresident dealer licensees may conduct product sampling for consumption at a licensed retail location. Up to 3 samples, consisting of no more than (i) 1/4 ounce of distilled spirits, (ii) one ounce of wine, or (iii) 2 ounces of beer may be served to a consumer in one day.
    (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), an on-premises retail licensee may offer for sale and serve more than one drink per person for sampling purposes. In any event, all provisions of Section 6-28 shall apply to an on-premises retail licensee that conducts product sampling.
(Source: P.A. 99-46, eff. 7-15-15.)

235 ILCS 5/6-32

    (235 ILCS 5/6-32)
    Sec. 6-32. Safety provisions.
    (a) A retailers on premise consumption licensee may not permit the use of any pyrotechnic device within its licensed premises without the prior authorization of the Illinois State Fire Marshal. A retailers on premise consumption licensee, or any agent or employee of that licensee, may not use mace, pepper spray, or any other toxic air-released compound within its licensed premises. Violation of this subsection (a) by any licensee or any employee or agent of a licensee is a Class 4 felony.
    (b) No person may impede any person who is attempting to exit the premises of a retailers on premise consumption licensee due to an emergency that constitutes a threat to the health or safety of persons within the licensed premises. For the purpose of this Section, the term "impede a person who is attempting to exit" includes physically restraining the person or blocking or locking an exit while the licensed premises is open to the public. Violation of this subsection (b) is a Class 4 felony.
    (c) A retailers on premise consumption licensee with an authorized capacity (i) of at least 250 persons, (ii) set by the State Fire Marshal, or (iii) set by local ordinance, whichever is lowest, must place a panic bar on each exit of its licensed premises. A retailers on premise consumption licensee with an authorized capacity of at least 500 persons that conducts live entertainment within its licensed premises must, before the commencement of the live entertainment, make an announcement to the patrons of the licensed premises that generally informs those patrons of the locations of exits and fire escapes at the licensed premises.
(Source: P.A. 93-551, eff. 8-19-03.)

235 ILCS 5/6-33

    (235 ILCS 5/6-33)
    Sec. 6-33. Sealing and removal of open wine bottles from a restaurant or winery. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, a restaurant licensed to sell alcoholic liquor in this State may permit a patron to remove one unsealed and partially consumed bottle of wine for off-premise consumption provided that the patron has purchased a meal and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with the meal on the restaurant premises. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, a winery licensed to sell alcoholic liquor in this State may permit a patron to remove one unsealed and partially consumed bottle of wine for off-premise consumption. A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the premises pursuant to this Section shall be securely sealed by the licensee or an agent of the licensee prior to removal from the premises and placed in a transparent one-time use tamper-proof bag. The licensee or agent of the licensee shall provide a dated receipt for the bottle of wine to the patron. Wine that is resealed in accordance with the provisions of this Section and not tampered with and transported in accordance with the restrictions of subsections (a) and (b) of Section 11-502 of the Illinois Vehicle Code shall not be deemed to violate Section 11-502 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-145, eff. 1-1-14.)

235 ILCS 5/6-34

    (235 ILCS 5/6-34)
    Sec. 6-34. Alcohol without liquid machines.
    (a) No person shall bring into this State for use or sale any alcohol without liquid machine.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section, "alcohol without liquid machine" means a device designed or marketed for the purposes of mixing alcohol with oxygen or another gas to produce a mist for inhalation for recreational purposes.
(Source: P.A. 94-745, eff. 5-8-06; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

235 ILCS 5/6-34.5

    (235 ILCS 5/6-34.5)
    Sec. 6-34.5. Powdered alcohol.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "powdered alcohol" means any powder or crystalline substance containing alcohol, as defined in Section 1-3.01 of this Act, produced for human consumption.
    (b) No person shall sell, offer for sale, or deliver, receive, or purchase for resale in this State any product consisting of or containing powdered alcohol.
    (c) Any person who knowingly violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense.
(Source: P.A. 99-51, eff. 1-1-16.)

235 ILCS 5/6-35

    (235 ILCS 5/6-35)
    Sec. 6-35. Alcopops.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "alcopop" means a flavored alcoholic beverage or flavored malt beverage that includes (i) a malt beverage containing a malt base or beer and added natural or artificial blending material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavorings, colorings, or preservatives where such blending material constitutes .5% or more of the alcohol by volume contained in the finished beverage; (ii) a beverage containing wine and more than 15% added natural or artificial blending material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavorings, or adjuncts, water (plain, carbonated, or sparkling), colorings, or preservatives; (iii) a beverage containing distilled alcohol and added natural or artificial blending material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavorings, colorings, or preservatives; or (iv) an alcohol malt beverage containing caffeine, guarana, taurine, or ginseng, where the beverage constitutes 0.5% or more of alcohol by volume.
    (b) No entity may advertise, promote, or market any alcopop beverages toward children. Advertise, promote, or market includes, but is not limited to the following:
        (1) the use of cartoons and youth-orientated photos
    
in advertising, promotion, packaging, or labeling of alcohol products;
        (2) sponsorships of athletic events where the
    
intended audience is primarily children;
        (3) billboards advertising alcopops, as defined in
    
items (i), (ii), and (iii) of subsection (a) of this Section, placed within 500 feet of schools, public parks, amusement parks, and places of worship; and
        (4) the display of any alcopop beverage in any
    
videogame, theater production, or other live performances where the intended audience is primarily children.
    (c) No entity shall sell for consumption an alcohol malt beverage containing caffeine, guarana, taurine, or ginseng, where the beverage constitutes 0.5% or more of alcohol by volume, unless individual containers of the beverage have imprinted on each individual container the following:
        (1) the words "contains alcohol"; and
        (2) the alcohol content of the beverage.
    (d) Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to be inconsistent with any other provision of this Section or any other State or federal laws, rules, or regulations regarding the labeling of alcoholic beverages.
(Source: P.A. 95-618, eff. 6-1-08; 95-860, eff. 1-1-09.)

235 ILCS 5/6-36

    (235 ILCS 5/6-36)
    Sec. 6-36. Homemade brewed beverages.
    (a) No license or permit is required under this Act for the making of homemade brewed beverages or for the possession, transportation, or storage of homemade brewed beverages by any person 21 years of age or older, if all of the following apply:
        (1) the person who makes the homemade brewed
    
beverages receives no compensation;
        (2) the homemade brewed beverages are not sold or
    
offered for sale; and
        (3) the total quantity of homemade brewed beverages
    
made, in a calendar year, by the person does not exceed 100 gallons if the household has only one person 21 years of age or older or 200 gallons if the household has 2 or more persons 21 years of age or older.
    (b) A person who makes, possesses, transports, or stores homemade brewed beverages in compliance with the limitations specified in subsection (a) is not a brewer, class 1 brewer, class 2 brewer, wholesaler, retailer, or a manufacturer of beer for the purposes of this Act.
    (c) Homemade brewed beverages made in compliance with the limitations specified in subsection (a) may be consumed by the person who made it and his or her family, neighbors, and friends at any private residence or other private location where the possession and consumption of alcohol are permissible under this Act, local ordinances, and other applicable law, provided that the homemade brewed beverages are not made available for consumption by the general public.
    (d) Homemade brewed beverages made in compliance with the limitations specified in subsection (a) may be used for purposes of a public exhibition, demonstration, tasting, or sampling with sampling sizes as authorized by Section 6-31, if the event is held at a private residence or at a location other than a retail licensed premises. If the public event is not held at a private residence, the event organizer shall obtain a homebrewer special event permit for each location, and is subject to the provisions in subsection (a) of Section 6-21. Homemade brewed beverages used for purposes described in this subsection (d), including the submission or consumption of the homemade brewed beverages, are not considered sold or offered for sale under this Act. A public exhibition, demonstration, tasting, or sampling with sampling sizes as authorized by Section 6-31 held by a licensee on a location other than a retail licensed premises may require an admission charge to the event, but no separate or additional fee may be charged for the consumption of a person's homemade brewed beverages at the public exhibition, demonstration, tasting, or sampling with sampling sizes as authorized by Section 6-31. Event admission charges that are collected may be partially used to provide prizes to makers of homemade brewed beverages, but the admission charges may not be divided in any fashion among the makers of the homemade brewed beverages who participate in the event. Homemade brewed beverages used for purposes described in this subsection (d) are not considered sold or offered for sale under this Act if a maker of homemade brewed beverages receives free event admission or discounted event admission in return for the maker's donation of the homemade brewed beverages to an event specified in this subsection (d) that collects event admission charges; free admission or discounted admission to the event is not considered compensation under this Act. No admission fee and no charge for the consumption of a person's homemade brewed beverage may be collected if the public exhibition, demonstration, tasting, or sampling with sampling sizes as authorized by Section 6-31 is held at a private residence.
    (e) A person who is not a licensee under this Act may at a private residence, and a person who is a licensee under this Act may on the licensed premises, conduct, sponsor, or host a contest, competition, or other event for the exhibition, demonstration, judging, tasting, or sampling of homemade brewed beverages made in compliance with the limitations specified in subsection (a), if the person does not sell the homemade brewed beverages and, unless the person is the brewer of the homemade brewed beverages, does not acquire any ownership interest in the homemade brewed beverages. If the contest, competition, exhibition, demonstration, or judging is not held at a private residence, the consumption of the homemade brewed beverages is limited to qualified judges and stewards as defined by a national or international beer judging program, who are identified by the event organizer in advance of the contest, competition, exhibition, demonstration, or judging. Homemade brewed beverages used for the purposes described in this subsection (e), including the submission or consumption of the homemade brewed beverages, are not considered sold or offered for sale under this Act and any prize awarded at a contest or competition or as a result of an exhibition, demonstration, or judging is not considered compensation under this Act. An exhibition, demonstration, judging, contest, or competition held by a licensee on a licensed premises may require an admission charge to the event, but no separate or additional fee may be charged for the consumption of a person's homemade brewed beverage at the exhibition, demonstration, judging, contest, or competition. A portion of event admission charges that are collected may be used to provide prizes to makers of homemade brewed beverages, but the admission charges may not be divided in any fashion among the makers of the homemade brewed beverages who participate in the event. Homemade brewed beverages used for purposes described in this subsection (e) are not considered sold or offered for sale under this Act if a maker of homemade brewed beverages receives free event admission or discounted event admission in return for the maker's donation of the homemade brewed beverages to an event specified in this subsection (e) that collects event admission charges; free admission or discounted admission to the event is not considered compensation under this Act. No admission fee and no charge for the consumption of a person's homemade brewed beverage may be charged if the exhibition, demonstration, judging, contest, or competition is held at a private residence. The fact that a person is acting in a manner authorized by this Section is not, by itself, sufficient to constitute a public nuisance under Section 10-7 of this Act. If the contest, competition, or other event is held on licensed premises, the licensee may allow the homemade brewed beverages to be stored on the premises if the homemade brewed beverages are clearly identified and kept separate from any alcohol beverages owned by the licensee. If the contest, competition, or other event is held on licensed premises, other provisions of this Act not inconsistent with this Section apply.
    (f) A commercial enterprise engaged primarily in selling supplies and equipment to the public for use by homebrewers may manufacture homemade brewed beverages for the purpose of tasting the homemade brewed beverages at the location of the commercial enterprise, provided that the homemade brewed beverages are not sold or offered for sale. Homemade brewed beverages provided at a commercial enterprise for tasting under this subsection (f) shall be in compliance with Sections 6-16, 6-21, and 6-31 of this Act. A commercial enterprise engaged solely in selling supplies and equipment for use by homebrewers shall not be required to secure a license under this Act, however, such commercial enterprise shall secure liquor liability insurance coverage in an amount at least equal to the maximum liability amounts set forth in subsection (a) of Section 6-21 of this Act.
    (g) Homemade brewed beverages are not subject to Section 8-1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-55, eff. 7-5-13; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-448, eff. 8-24-15.)