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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)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-286)
    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.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-286)
    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 will not be impaired by the conviction in engaging in the licensed practice after considering matters set forth in such person's application in accordance with Section 6-2.5 of this Act and the Commission's investigation.
        (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.
        (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, unless the Commission determines, in accordance with Section 6-2.5 of this Act, that the person will not be impaired by the conviction in engaging in the licensed practice.
        (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. 100-286, eff. 1-1-18.)

235 ILCS 5/6-2.5

    (235 ILCS 5/6-2.5)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 6-2.5. Applicant convictions.
    (a) The Commission shall not require applicants to report the following information and shall not consider the following criminal history records in connection with an application for a license under this Act:
        (1) Juvenile adjudications of delinquent minors as
    
defined in Section 5-105 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 5-130 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
        (2) Law enforcement records, court records, and
    
conviction records of an individual who was 17 years old at the time of the offense and before January 1, 2014, unless the nature of the offense required the individual to be tried as an adult.
        (3) Records of arrest not followed by a conviction.
        (4) Convictions overturned by a higher court.
        (5) Convictions or arrests that have been sealed or
    
expunged.
    (b) The Commission, upon a finding that an applicant for a license was convicted of a felony or a violation of any federal or State law concerning the manufacture, possession or sale of alcoholic liquor, shall consider any evidence of rehabilitation and mitigating factors contained in the applicant's record, including any of the following factors and evidence, to determine if the conviction will impair the ability of the applicant to engage in the position for which a license is sought:
        (1) the lack of direct relation of the offense for
    
which the applicant was previously convicted to the duties, functions, and responsibilities of the position for which a license is sought;
        (2) whether 5 years since a felony conviction or 3
    
years since release from confinement for the conviction, whichever is later, have passed without a subsequent conviction;
        (3) if the applicant was previously licensed or
    
employed in this State or other states or jurisdictions, then the lack of prior misconduct arising from or related to the licensed position or position of employment;
        (4) the age of the person at the time of the criminal
    
offense;
        (5) successful completion of sentence and, for
    
applicants serving a term of parole or probation, a progress report provided by the applicant's probation or parole officer that documents the applicant's compliance with conditions of supervision;
        (6) evidence of the applicant's present fitness and
    
professional character;
        (7) evidence of rehabilitation or rehabilitative
    
effort during or after incarceration, or during or after a term of supervision, including, but not limited to, a certificate of good conduct under Section 5-5.5-25 of the Unified Code of Corrections or a certificate of relief from disabilities under Section 5-5.5-10 of the Unified Code of Corrections; and
        (8) any other mitigating factors that contribute to
    
the person's potential and current ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position for which a license or employment is sought.
    (c) If the Commission refuses to issue a license to an applicant, then the Commission shall notify the applicant of the denial in writing with the following included in the notice of denial:
        (1) a statement about the decision to refuse to issue
    
a license;
        (2) a list of the convictions that the Commission
    
determined will impair the applicant's ability to engage in the position for which a license is sought;
        (3) a list of convictions that formed the sole or
    
partial basis for the refusal; and
        (4) a summary of the appeal process or the earliest
    
the applicant may reapply for a license, whichever is applicable.
    (d) No later than May 1 of each year, the Commission must prepare, publicly announce, and publish a report of summary statistical information relating to new and renewal license applications during the preceding calendar year. Each report shall show, at a minimum:
        (1) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license under this Act within the previous calendar year;
        (2) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license under this Act within the previous calendar year who had any criminal conviction;
        (3) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license under this Act in the previous calendar year who were granted a license;
        (4) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license with a criminal conviction who were granted a license under this Act within the previous calendar year;
        (5) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license under this Act within the previous calendar year who were denied a license; and
        (6) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license with a criminal conviction who were denied a license under this Act in the previous calendar year in whole or in part because of a prior conviction.
(Source: P.A. 100-286, eff. 1-1-18.)

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)
    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, a craft distiller's license, or a wine manufacturer's license; and no person or persons licensed as a distiller or craft 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, including a person who holds more than one craft distiller license, 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.
    A craft distiller license holder shall not deliver any alcoholic liquor to any non-licensee off the licensed premises. A craft distiller shall affirm in its annual craft distiller's license application that it does not produce more than 100,000 gallons of distilled spirits annually and that the craft distiller does not sell more than 2,500 gallons of spirits to non-licensees for on or off-premises consumption. In the application, which shall be sworn under penalty of perjury, the craft distiller shall state the volume of production and sales for each year since the craft distiller's establishment.
    (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 Public Act 99-47 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; 99-448, eff. 8-24-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-902, eff. 8-26-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

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. 100-36)
    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 July 10, 1998 (the effective date of Public Act 90-617).
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to a restaurant if (1) the primary business of the restaurant consists of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food and the applicant is a completely new owner of the restaurant, (2) the immediately prior owner or operator of the premises where the restaurant is located operated the premises as a restaurant and held a valid retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at the restaurant for at least part of the 24 months before the change of ownership, and (3) the restaurant is located 75 or more feet from a school.
    (d) In the interest of further developing Illinois' economy in the area of commerce, tourism, convention, and banquet business, nothing in this Section shall prohibit issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages to a restaurant, banquet facility, grocery store, or hotel having not fewer than 150 guest room accommodations located in a municipality of more than 500,000 persons, notwithstanding the proximity of such hotel, restaurant, banquet facility, or grocery store to any church or school, if the licensed premises described on the license are located within an enclosed mall or building of a height of at least 6 stories, or 60 feet in the case of a building that has been registered as a national landmark, or in a grocery store having a minimum of 56,010 square feet of floor space in a single story building in an open mall of at least 3.96 acres that is adjacent to a public school that opened as a boys technical high school in 1934, or in a grocery store having a minimum of 31,000 square feet of floor space in a single story building located a distance of more than 90 feet but less than 100 feet from a high school that opened in 1928 as a junior high school and became a senior high school in 1933, and in each of these cases if the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business carried on by the licensee.
    For purposes of this Section, a "banquet facility" is any part of a building that caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a license to a church or private school to sell at retail alcoholic liquor if any such sales are limited to periods when groups are assembled on the premises solely for the promotion of some common object other than the sale or consumption of alcoholic liquors.
    (f) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a church or church affiliated school located in a home rule municipality or in a municipality with 75,000 or more inhabitants from locating within 100 feet of a property for which there is a preexisting license to sell alcoholic liquor at retail. In these instances, the local zoning authority may, by ordinance adopted simultaneously with the granting of an initial special use zoning permit for the church or church affiliated school, provide that the 100-foot restriction in this Section shall not apply to that church or church affiliated school and future retail liquor licenses.
    (g) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises within 100 feet, but not less than 90 feet, of a public school if (1) the premises have been continuously licensed to sell alcoholic liquor for a period of at least 50 years, (2) the premises are located in a municipality having a population of over 500,000 inhabitants, (3) the licensee is an individual who is a member of a family that has held the previous 3 licenses for that location for more than 25 years, (4) the principal of the school and the alderman of the ward in which the school is located have delivered a written statement to the local liquor control commissioner stating that they do not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (g), and (5) the local liquor control commissioner has received the written consent of a majority of the registered voters who live within 200 feet of the premises.
    (h) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within premises and at an outdoor patio area attached to premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 300,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food,
        (2) the sale of liquor is not the principal business
    
carried on by the licensee at the premises,
        (3) the premises are less than 1,000 square feet,
        (4) the premises are owned by the University of
    
Illinois,
        (5) the premises are immediately adjacent to property
    
owned by a church and are not less than 20 nor more than 40 feet from the church space used for worship services, and
        (6) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (i) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 300,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church, synagogue, or other place of worship if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church, synagogue, or other place of worship are at least 100 feet apart, on parallel streets, and separated by an alley; and
        (2) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (j) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a theater that is within 100 feet of a church if (1) the church owns the theater, (2) the church leases the theater to one or more entities, and (3) the theater is used by at least 5 different not-for-profit theater groups.
    (k) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the school are parallel, on different streets, and separated by an alley;
        (2) the southeast corner of the premises are at least
    
350 feet from the southwest corner of the school;
        (3) the school was built in 1978;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the applicant is the owner of the restaurant and
    
has held a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor for the business to be conducted on the premises at a different location for more than 7 years; and
        (7) the premises is at least 2,300 square feet and
    
sits on a lot that is between 6,100 and 6,150 square feet.
    (l) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
closest entrance of the church or school is at least 90 feet apart and no greater than 95 feet apart;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church or school is at least 80 feet apart and no greater than 85 feet apart;
        (3) the applicant is the owner of the restaurant and
    
on November 15, 2006 held a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor for the business to be conducted on the premises for at least 14 different locations;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the premises is at least 3,200 square feet and
    
sits on a lot that is between 7,150 and 7,200 square feet; and
        (7) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (m) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises and the church are perpendicular,
    
and the primary entrance of the premises faces South while the primary entrance of the church faces West and the distance between the two entrances is more than 100 feet;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises lot
    
line and the exterior wall of the church is at least 80 feet;
        (3) the church was established at the current
    
location in 1916 and the present structure was erected in 1925;
        (4) the premises is a single story, single use
    
building with at least 1,750 square feet and no more than 2,000 square feet;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (6) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises; and
        (7) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (n) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (2) the school is located within subarea E of City of
    
Chicago Residential Business Planned Development Number 70;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food; and
        (5) the administration of City of Chicago School
    
District 299 has expressed, in writing, its support for the issuance of the license.
    (o) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises is located on a street that runs
    
perpendicular to the street on which the church is located;
        (4) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
100 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (5) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 60 feet;
        (6) the premises is between 3,600 and 4,000 square
    
feet and sits on a lot that is between 3,600 and 4,000 square feet; and
        (7) the premises was built in the year 1909.
    For purposes of this subsection (o), "premises" means a place of business together with a privately owned outdoor location that is adjacent to the place of business.
    (p) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the shortest distance between the backdoor of the
    
premises, which is used as an emergency exit, and the church is at least 80 feet;
        (2) the church was established at the current
    
location in 1889; and
        (3) liquor has been sold on the premises since at
    
least 1985.
    (q) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church-owned property if:
        (1) the premises is located within a larger building
    
operated as a grocery store;
        (2) the area of the premises does not exceed 720
    
square feet and the area of the larger building exceeds 18,000 square feet;
        (3) the larger building containing the premises is
    
within 100 feet of the nearest property line of a church-owned property on which a church-affiliated school is located;
        (4) the sale of liquor is not the principal business
    
carried on within the larger building;
        (5) the primary entrance of the larger building and
    
the premises and the primary entrance of the church-affiliated school are on different, parallel streets, and the distance between the 2 primary entrances is more than 100 feet;
        (6) the larger building is separated from the
    
church-owned property and church-affiliated school by an alley;
        (7) the larger building containing the premises and
    
the church building front are on perpendicular streets and are separated by a street; and
        (8) (Blank).
    (r) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance, renewal, or maintenance of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the church and the
    
primary entrance of the restaurant are at least 100 feet apart;
        (2) the restaurant has operated on the ground floor
    
and lower level of a multi-story, multi-use building for more than 40 years;
        (3) the primary business of the restaurant consists
    
of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is conducted
    
primarily in the below-grade level of the restaurant to which the only public access is by a staircase located inside the restaurant; and
        (5) the restaurant has held a license authorizing the
    
sale of alcoholic liquor on the premises for more than 40 years.
    (s) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population more than 5,000 and less than 10,000 and is within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the church was established at the location within
    
100 feet of the premises after a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises was first issued;
        (2) a license for sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises was first issued before January 1, 2007; and
        (3) a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor on
    
the premises has been continuously in effect since January 1, 2007, except for interruptions between licenses of no more than 90 days.
    (t) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant that is established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school and a church if:
        (1) the restaurant is located inside a five-story
    
building with over 16,800 square feet of commercial space;
        (2) the area of the premises does not exceed 31,050
    
square feet;
        (3) the area of the restaurant does not exceed 5,800
    
square feet;
        (4) the building has no less than 78 condominium
    
units;
        (5) the construction of the building in which the
    
restaurant is located was completed in 2006;
        (6) the building has 10 storefront properties, 3 of
    
which are used for the restaurant;
        (7) the restaurant will open for business in 2010;
        (8) the building is north of the school and separated
    
by an alley; and
        (9) the principal religious leader of the church and
    
either the alderman of the ward in which the school is located or the principal of the school have delivered a written statement to the local liquor control commissioner stating that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (t).
    (u) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises operates as a restaurant and has
    
been in operation since February 2008;
        (2) the applicant is the owner of the premises;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (5) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 90 years old;
        (6) the rear lot of the school and the rear corner of
    
the building that the premises occupy are separated by an alley;
        (7) the distance from the southwest corner of the
    
property line of the school and the northeast corner of the building that the premises occupy is at least 16 feet, 5 inches;
        (8) the distance from the rear door of the premises
    
to the southwest corner of the property line of the school is at least 93 feet;
        (9) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (10) the school's main structure was erected in 1902
    
and an addition was built to the main structure in 1959; and
        (11) the principal of the school and the alderman in
    
whose district the premises are located have expressed, in writing, their support for the issuance of the license.
    (v) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the total land area of the premises for which the
    
license or renewal is sought is more than 600,000 square feet;
        (2) the premises for which the license or renewal is
    
sought has more than 600 parking stalls;
        (3) the total area of all buildings on the premises
    
for which the license or renewal is sought exceeds 140,000 square feet;
        (4) the property line of the premises for which the
    
license or renewal is sought is separated from the property line of the school by a street;
        (5) the distance from the school's property line to
    
the property line of the premises for which the license or renewal is sought is at least 60 feet;
        (6) as of June 14, 2011 (the effective date of Public
    
Act 97-9), the premises for which the license or renewal is sought is located in the Illinois Medical District.
    (w) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises occupy the first floor and basement
    
of a 2-story building that is 106 years old;
        (4) the premises is at least 7,000 square feet and
    
located on a lot that is at least 11,000 square feet;
        (5) the premises is located directly west of the
    
church, on perpendicular streets, and separated by an alley;
        (6) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 20 feet;
        (7) the distance between the primary entrance of the
    
premises and the primary entrance of the church is at least 130 feet; and
        (8) the church has been at its location for at least
    
40 years.
    (x) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the church has been operating in its current
    
location since 1973;
        (3) the premises has been operating in its current
    
location since 1988;
        (4) the church and the premises are owned by the same
    
parish;
        (5) the premises is used for cultural and educational
    
purposes;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (7) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
indicated his support of the issuance of the license;
        (8) the premises is a 2-story building of
    
approximately 23,000 square feet; and
        (9) the premises houses a ballroom on its ground
    
floor of approximately 5,000 square feet.
    (y) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (3) according to the municipality, the distance
    
between the east property line of the premises and the west property line of the school is 97.8 feet;
        (4) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (5) the school has been operating since 1959;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the school are located on the same street;
        (7) the street on which the entrances of the premises
    
and the school are located is a major diagonal thoroughfare;
        (8) the premises is a single-story building of
    
approximately 2,900 square feet; and
        (9) the premises is used for commercial purposes only.
    (z) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a mosque if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain having
    
over 100 locations within the municipality;
        (4) the licensee has over 8,000 locations nationwide;
        (5) the licensee has locations in all 50 states;
        (6) the premises is located in the North-East
    
quadrant of the municipality;
        (7) the premises is a free-standing building that has
    
"drive-through" pharmacy service;
        (8) the premises has approximately 14,490 square feet
    
of retail space;
        (9) the premises has approximately 799 square feet of
    
pharmacy space;
        (10) the premises is located on a major arterial
    
street that runs east-west and accepts truck traffic; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (aa) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain having
    
over 100 locations within the municipality;
        (4) the licensee has over 8,000 locations nationwide;
        (5) the licensee has locations in all 50 states;
        (6) the premises is located in the North-East
    
quadrant of the municipality;
        (7) the premises is located across the street from a
    
national grocery chain outlet;
        (8) the premises has approximately 16,148 square feet
    
of retail space;
        (9) the premises has approximately 992 square feet of
    
pharmacy space;
        (10) the premises is located on a major arterial
    
street that runs north-south and accepts truck traffic; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (bb) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (3) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (4) the premises is across the street from the church;
        (5) the street on which the premises and the church
    
are located is a major arterial street that runs east-west;
        (6) the church is an elder-led and Bible-based
    
Assyrian church;
        (7) the premises and the church are both single-story
    
buildings;
        (8) the storefront directly west of the church is
    
being used as a restaurant; and
        (9) the distance between the northern-most property
    
line of the premises and the southern-most property line of the church is 65 feet.
    (cc) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of October 25, 2011, the licensee has 1,767
    
stores operating nationwide, 87 stores operating in the State, and 10 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 124,000
    
square feet of space in the basement and first and second floors of a building located across the street from a school;
        (6) the school opened in August of 2009 and occupies
    
approximately 67,000 square feet of space; and
        (7) the building in which the premises shall be
    
located has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April 17, 1970.
    (dd) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises is constructed on land that was
    
purchased from the municipality at a fair market price;
        (2) the premises is constructed on land that was
    
previously used as a parking facility for public safety employees;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (4) the main entrance to the store is more than 100
    
feet from the main entrance to the school;
        (5) the premises is to be new construction;
        (6) the school is a private school;
        (7) the principal of the school has given written
    
approval for the license;
        (8) the alderman of the ward where the premises is
    
located has given written approval of the issuance of the license;
        (9) the grocery store level of the premises is
    
between 60,000 and 70,000 square feet; and
        (10) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates 2 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality.
    (ee) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises is constructed on land that once
    
contained an industrial steel facility;
        (2) the premises is located on land that has
    
undergone environmental remediation;
        (3) the premises is located within a retail complex
    
containing retail stores where some of the stores sell alcoholic beverages;
        (4) the principal activity of any restaurant in the
    
retail complex is the sale of food, and the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the grocery store;
        (6) the entrance to any business that sells alcoholic
    
liquor is more than 100 feet from the entrance to the school;
        (7) the alderman of the ward where the premises is
    
located has given written approval of the issuance of the license; and
        (8) the principal of the school has given written
    
consent to the issuance of the license.
    (ff) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a theater;
        (3) the premises is a one and one-half-story building
    
of approximately 10,000 square feet;
        (4) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the school are at least 300 feet apart and no more than 400 feet apart;
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his support for the issuance of the license; and
        (7) the principal of the school has expressed, in
    
writing, that there is no objection to the issuance of a license under this subsection (ff).
    (gg) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant or banquet facility established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the property on which the church is located and
    
the property on which the premises are located are both within a district originally listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 1979;
        (3) the property on which the premises are located
    
contains one or more multi-story buildings that are at least 95 years old and have no more than three stories;
        (4) the building in which the church is located is at
    
least 120 years old;
        (5) the property on which the church is located is
    
immediately adjacent to and west of the property on which the premises are located;
        (6) the western boundary of the property on which the
    
premises are located is no less than 118 feet in length and no more than 122 feet in length;
        (7) as of December 31, 2012, both the church property
    
and the property on which the premises are located are within 250 feet of City of Chicago Business-Residential Planned Development Number 38;
        (8) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (9) the alderman in whose district the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    For the purposes of this subsection, "banquet facility" means the part of the building that is located on the floor above a restaurant and caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (hh) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a hotel and at an outdoor patio area attached to the hotel that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a hospital if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the hotel;
        (2) the hotel is located within the City of Chicago
    
Business Planned Development Number 468; and
        (3) the hospital is located within the City of
    
Chicago Institutional Planned Development Number 3.
    (ii) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant and at an outdoor patio area attached to the restaurant that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
not the principal business carried on by the licensee and is incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the restaurant has been operated on the street
    
level of a 2-story building located on a corner lot since 2008;
        (3) the restaurant is between 3,700 and 4,000 square
    
feet and sits on a lot that is no more than 6,200 square feet;
        (4) the primary entrance to the restaurant and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (5) the street on which the restaurant and the church
    
are located is a major east-west street;
        (6) the restaurant and the church are separated by a
    
one-way northbound street;
        (7) the church is located to the west of and no more
    
than 65 feet from the restaurant; and
        (8) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing.
    (jj) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the premises are located east of the church, on
    
perpendicular streets, and separated by an alley;
        (4) the distance between the primary entrance of the
    
premises and the primary entrance of the church is at least 175 feet;
        (5) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 40 feet;
        (6) the licensee has been operating at the premises
    
since 2012;
        (7) the church was constructed in 1904;
        (8) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (9) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (jj).
    (kk) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors on
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of February 27, 2013, the licensee had 1,778
    
stores operating nationwide, 89 operating in this State, and 11 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 169,048
    
square feet of space within a building that is located across the street from a tuition-based preschool; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ll) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors on
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of February 27, 2013, the licensee had 1,778
    
stores operating nationwide, 89 operating in this State, and 11 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 191,535
    
square feet of space within a building that is located across the street from an elementary school; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (mm) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within premises and at an outdoor patio or sidewalk cafe, or both, attached to premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a hospital if:
        (1) the primary business of the restaurant consists
    
of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) as a restaurant, the premises may or may not
    
offer catering as an incidental part of food service;
        (3) the primary business of the restaurant is
    
conducted in space owned by a hospital or an entity owned or controlled by, under common control with, or that controls a hospital, and the chief hospital administrator has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (4) the hospital is an adult acute care facility
    
primarily located within the City of Chicago Institutional Planned Development Number 3.
    (nn) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried out on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a theater;
        (3) the premises are a building that was constructed
    
in 1913 and opened on May 24, 1915 as a vaudeville theater, and the premises were converted to a motion picture theater in 1935;
        (4) the church was constructed in 1889 with a stone
    
exterior;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart;
        (6) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman in whose ward the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (oo) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a mosque, church, or other place of worship if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the mosque, church, or other place of worship are perpendicular and are on different streets;
        (2) the primary entrance to the premises faces West
    
and the primary entrance to the mosque, church, or other place of worship faces South;
        (3) the distance between the 2 primary entrances is
    
at least 100 feet;
        (4) the mosque, church, or other place of worship was
    
established in a location within 100 feet of the premises after a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises was first issued;
        (5) the mosque, church, or other place of worship was
    
established on or around January 1, 2011;
        (6) a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises
    
was first issued on or before January 1, 1985;
        (7) a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises
    
has been continuously in effect since January 1, 1985, except for interruptions between licenses of no more than 90 days; and
        (8) the premises are a single-story, single-use
    
building of at least 3,000 square feet and no more than 3,380 square feet.
    (pp) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant or banquet facility established on premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of at least one church if:
        (1) the sale of liquor shall not be the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the premises are at least 2,000 square feet and
    
no more than 10,000 square feet and is located in a single-story building;
        (3) the property on which the premises are located is
    
within an area that, as of 2009, was designated as a Renewal Community by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development;
        (4) the property on which the premises are located
    
and the properties on which the churches are located are on the same street;
        (5) the property on which the premises are located is
    
immediately adjacent to and east of the property on which at least one of the churches is located;
        (6) the property on which the premises are located is
    
across the street and southwest of the property on which another church is located;
        (7) the principal religious leaders of the churches
    
have indicated their support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (8) the alderman in whose ward the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    For purposes of this subsection (pp), "banquet facility" means the part of the building that caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (qq) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor on premises that are located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
closest entrance of the church or school are at least 200 feet apart and no greater than 300 feet apart;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church or school is at least 66 feet apart and no greater than 81 feet apart;
        (3) the premises are a single-story, steel-framed
    
commercial building with at least 18,042 square feet, and was constructed in 1925 and 1997;
        (4) the owner of the business operated within the
    
premises has been the general manager of a similar supermarket within one mile from the premises, which has had a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor since 2002, and is in good standing with the City of Chicago;
        (5) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing;
        (6) the alderman of the ward has indicated his or her
    
support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (7) the principal of the school has indicated his or
    
her support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (rr) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a club that leases space to a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried out on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are a building of approximately
    
1,750 square feet and is rented by the owners of the grocery store from a family member;
        (4) the property line of the premises is
    
approximately 68 feet from the property line of the club;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the club where the school leases space are at least 100 feet apart;
        (6) the director of the club renting space to the
    
school has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman in whose district the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (ss) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are located within a 15 unit
    
building with 13 residential apartments and 2 commercial spaces, and the licensee will occupy both commercial spaces;
        (2) a restaurant has been operated on the premises
    
since June 2011;
        (3) the restaurant currently occupies 1,075 square
    
feet, but will be expanding to include 975 additional square feet;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (5) the premises are located south of the church and
    
on the same street and are separated by a one-way westbound street;
        (6) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
93 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (7) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 72 feet;
        (8) the building in which the restaurant is located
    
was built in 1910;
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (ss).
    (tt) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises was
    
previously authorized by a package goods liquor license;
        (4) the premises are at least 40,000 square feet with
    
25 parking spaces in the contiguous surface lot to the north of the store and 93 parking spaces on the roof;
        (5) the shortest distance between the lot line of the
    
parking lot of the premises and the exterior wall of the church is at least 80 feet;
        (6) the distance between the building in which the
    
church is located and the building in which the premises are located is at least 180 feet;
        (7) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 257 feet from the main entrance of the premises; and
        (8) the applicant is the owner of 10 similar grocery
    
stores within the City of Chicago and the surrounding area and has been in business for more than 30 years.
    (uu) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are located in a building that is
    
approximately 68,000 square feet with 157 parking spaces on property that was previously vacant land;
        (4) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 500 feet from the entrance of the premises, which faces north;
        (5) the church and the premises are separated by an
    
alley;
        (6) the applicant is the owner of 9 similar grocery
    
stores in the City of Chicago and the surrounding area and has been in business for more than 40 years; and
        (7) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (vv) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is primary to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the premises are located south of the church and
    
on perpendicular streets and are separated by a driveway;
        (4) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
100 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (5) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 15 feet;
        (6) the premises are less than 100 feet from the
    
church center, but greater than 100 feet from the area within the building where church services are held;
        (7) the premises are 25,830 square feet and sit on a
    
lot that is 0.48 acres;
        (8) the premises were once designated as a Korean
    
American Presbyterian Church and were once used as a Masonic Temple;
        (9) the premises were built in 1910;
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (11) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (vv).
    For the purposes of this subsection (vv), "premises" means a place of business together with a privately owned outdoor location that is adjacent to the place of business.
    (ww) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the school is located within Sub Area III of City
    
of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development Number 523, as amended; and
        (2) the premises are located within Sub Area I, Sub
    
Area II, or Sub Area IV of City of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development Number 523, as amended.
    (xx) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of wine or wine-related products is the
    
exclusive business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart and are located on different streets;
        (3) the building in which the premises are located
    
and the building in which the church is located are separated by an alley;
        (4) the premises consists of less than 2,000 square
    
feet of floor area dedicated to the sale of wine or wine-related products;
        (5) the premises are located on the first floor of a
    
2-story building that is at least 99 years old and has a residential unit on the second floor; and
        (6) the principal religious leader at the church has
    
indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (yy) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are a 27-story hotel containing 191
    
guest rooms;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises and is limited to a restaurant located on the first floor of the hotel;
        (3) the hotel is adjacent to the church;
        (4) the site is zoned as DX-16;
        (5) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (yy); and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (zz) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are a 15-story hotel containing 143
    
guest rooms;
        (2) the premises are approximately 85,691 square feet;
        (3) a restaurant is operated on the premises;
        (4) the restaurant is located in the first floor
    
lobby of the hotel;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the
    
principal business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the hotel is located approximately 50 feet from
    
the church and is separated from the church by a public street on the ground level and by air space on the upper level, which is where the public entrances are located;
        (7) the site is zoned as DX-16;
        (8) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (zz); and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (aaa) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the primary
    
business activity of the grocery store;
        (2) the premises are newly constructed on land that
    
was formerly used by the Young Men's Christian Association;
        (3) the grocery store is located within a planned
    
development that was approved by the municipality in 2007;
        (4) the premises are located in a multi-building,
    
mixed-use complex;
        (5) the entrance to the grocery store is located more
    
than 200 feet from the entrance to the school;
        (6) the entrance to the grocery store is located
    
across the street from the back of the school building, which is not used for student or public access;
        (7) the grocery store executed a binding lease for
    
the property in 2008;
        (8) the premises consist of 2 levels and occupy more
    
than 80,000 square feet;
        (9) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates at least 10 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality; and
        (10) the director of the school has expressed, in
    
writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (bbb) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the premises are located in a single-story
    
building of primarily brick construction containing at least 6 commercial units constructed before 1940;
        (3) the premises are located in a B3-2 zoning
    
district;
        (4) the premises are less than 4,000 square feet;
        (5) the church established its congregation in 1891
    
and completed construction of the church building in 1990;
        (6) the premises are located south of the church;
        (7) the premises and church are located on the same
    
street and are separated by a one-way westbound street; and
        (8) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (ccc) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) as of March 14, 2007, the premises are located in
    
a City of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development No. 1052;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
operation of a grocery store and comprises no more than 10% of the total in-store sales;
        (4) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates at least 10 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality;
        (5) the premises are new construction when the
    
license is first issued;
        (6) the constructed premises are to be no less than
    
50,000 square feet;
        (7) the school is a private church-affiliated school;
        (8) the premises and the property containing the
    
church and church-affiliated school are located on perpendicular streets and the school and church are adjacent to one another;
        (9) the pastor of the church and school has
    
expressed, in writing, support for the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ddd) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the business has been issued a license from the
    
municipality to allow the business to operate a theater on the premises;
        (2) the theater has less than 200 seats;
        (3) the premises are approximately 2,700 to 3,100
    
square feet of space;
        (4) the premises are located to the north of the
    
church;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of any church within 100 feet of the premises are located either on a different street or across a right-of-way from the premises;
        (6) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of any school within 100 feet of the premises are located either on a different street or across a right-of-way from the premises;
        (7) the premises are located in a building that is at
    
least 100 years old; and
        (8) any church or school located within 100 feet of
    
the premises has indicated its support for the issuance or renewal of the license to the premises in writing.
    (eee) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the applicant on the premises;
        (3) a family-owned restaurant has operated on the
    
premises since 1957;
        (4) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 90 years old;
        (5) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 20 feet;
        (6) the church was established at its current
    
location and the present structure was erected before 1900;
        (7) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
75 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (8) the school is affiliated with the church;
        (9) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing;
        (10) the principal of the school has indicated in
    
writing that he or she is not opposed to the issuance of the license; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her lack of an objection to the issuance of the license.
    (fff) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the
    
principal business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises is incidental to the operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are a one-story building
    
containing approximately 10,000 square feet and are rented by the owners of the grocery store;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises occurs in a retail area of the grocery store that is approximately 3,500 square feet;
        (5) the grocery store has operated at the
    
location since 1984;
        (6) the grocery store is closed on Sundays;
        (7) the property on which the premises are
    
located is a corner lot that is bound by 3 streets and an alley, where one street is a one-way street that runs north-south, one street runs east-west, and one street runs northwest-southeast;
        (8) the property line of the premises is
    
approximately 16 feet from the property line of the building where the church is located;
        (9) the premises are separated from the
    
building containing the church by a public alley;
        (10) the primary entrance of the premises and
    
the primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart;
        (11) representatives of the church have
    
delivered a written statement that the church does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (fff); and
        (12) the alderman of the ward in which the
    
grocery store is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ggg) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant or lobby coffee house at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) a residential retirement home formerly operated
    
on the premises and the premises are being converted into a new apartment living complex containing studio and one-bedroom apartments with ground floor retail space;
        (2) the restaurant and lobby coffee house are located
    
within a Community Shopping District within the municipality;
        (3) the premises are located in a single-building,
    
mixed-use complex that, in addition to the restaurant and lobby coffee house, contains apartment residences, a fitness center for the residents of the apartment building, a lobby designed as a social center for the residents, a rooftop deck, and a patio with a dog run for the exclusive use of the residents;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the primary
    
business activity of the apartment complex, restaurant, or lobby coffee house;
        (5) the entrance to the apartment residence is more
    
than 310 feet from the entrance to the school and church;
        (6) the entrance to the apartment residence is
    
located at the end of the block around the corner from the south side of the school building;
        (7) the school is affiliated with the church;
        (8) the pastor of the parish, principal of the
    
school, and the titleholder to the church and school have given written consent to the issuance of the license;
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has given written consent to the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the neighborhood block club has given
    
written consent to the issuance of the license.
    (hhh) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a home for indigent persons or a church if:
        (1) a restaurant operates on the premises and has
    
been in operation since January of 2014;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (4) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 100 years old;
        (5) the primary entrance to the premises is more than
    
100 feet from the primary entrance to the home for indigent persons, which opened in 1989 and is operated to address homelessness and provide shelter;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the home for indigent persons are located on different streets;
        (7) the executive director of the home for indigent
    
persons has given written consent to the issuance of the license;
        (8) the entrance to the premises is located within
    
100 feet of a Buddhist temple;
        (9) the entrance to the premises is more than 100
    
feet from where any worship or educational programming is conducted by the Buddhist temple and is located in an area used only for other purposes; and
        (10) the president and the board of directors of the
    
Buddhist temple have given written consent to the issuance of the license.
    (iii) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a home for the aged if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a restaurant;
        (3) the premises are on the ground floor of a
    
multi-floor, university-affiliated housing facility;
        (4) the premises occupy 1,916 square feet of space,
    
with the total square footage from which liquor will be sold, served, and consumed to be 900 square feet;
        (5) the premises are separated from the home for the
    
aged by an alley;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the home for the aged are at least 500 feet apart and located on different streets;
        (7) representatives of the home for the aged have
    
expressed, in writing, that the home does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection; and
        (8) the alderman of the ward in which the restaurant
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (jjj) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) as of January 1, 2016, the premises were used for
    
the sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises and were authorized to do so pursuant to a retail tavern license held by an individual as the sole proprietor of the premises;
        (2) the primary entrance to the school and the
    
primary entrance to the premises are on the same street;
        (3) the school was founded in 1949;
        (4) the building in which the premises are situated
    
was constructed before 1930;
        (5) the building in which the premises are situated
    
is immediately across the street from the school; and
        (6) the school has not indicated its opposition to
    
the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (kkk) (Blank).
    (lll) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a synagogue or school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises are located on the same street on
    
which the synagogue or school is located;
        (4) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
closest entrance to the synagogue or school is at least 100 feet apart;
        (5) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the synagogue or school is at least 65 feet apart and no greater than 70 feet apart;
        (6) the premises are between 1,800 and 2,000 square
    
feet;
        (7) the synagogue was founded in 1861; and
        (8) the leader of the synagogue has indicated, in
    
writing, the synagogue's support for the issuance or renewal of the license.
    (mmm) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant or lobby coffee house at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food in a restaurant;
        (3) the restaurant has been run by the same family
    
for at least 19 consecutive years;
        (4) the premises are located in a 3-story building in
    
the most easterly part of the first floor;
        (5) the building in which the premises are located
    
has residential housing on the second and third floors;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises is on a
    
north-south street around the corner and across an alley from the primary entrance to the church, which is on an east-west street;
        (7) the primary entrance to the church and the
    
primary entrance to the premises are more than 160 feet apart; and
        (8) the church has expressed, in writing, its support
    
for the issuance of a license under this subsection.
    (nnn) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant or lobby coffee house at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school and church or synagogue if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food in a restaurant;
        (3) the front door of the synagogue faces east on the
    
next north-south street east of and parallel to the north-south street on which the restaurant is located where the restaurant's front door faces west;
        (4) the closest exterior pedestrian entrance that
    
leads to the school or the synagogue is across an east-west street and at least 300 feet from the primary entrance to the restaurant;
        (5) the nearest church-related or school-related
    
building is a community center building;
        (6) the restaurant is on the ground floor of a
    
3-story building constructed in 1896 with a brick fašade;
        (7) the restaurant shares the ground floor with a
    
theater, and the second and third floors of the building in which the restaurant is located consists of residential housing;
        (8) the leader of the synagogue and school has
    
expressed, in writing, that the synagogue does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection; and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ooo) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 2,000 but less than 5,000 inhabitants in a county with a population in excess of 3,000,000 and within 100 feet of a home for the aged if:
        (1) as of March 1, 2016, the premises were used to
    
sell alcohol pursuant to a retail tavern and packaged goods license issued by the municipality and held by a limited liability company as the proprietor of the premises;
        (2) the home for the aged was completed in 2015;
        (3) the home for the aged is a 5-story structure;
        (4) the building in which the premises are situated
    
is directly adjacent to the home for the aged;
        (5) the building in which the premises are situated
    
was constructed before 1950;
        (6) the home for the aged has not indicated its
    
opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license; and
        (7) the president of the municipality has expressed
    
in writing that he or she does not object to the issuance or renewal of the license.
    (ppp) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or churches if:
        (1) the shortest distance between the premises and a
    
church is at least 78 feet apart and no greater than 95 feet apart;
        (2) the premises are a single-story, brick commercial
    
building and at least 5,067 square feet and were constructed in 1922;
        (3) the premises are located in a B3-2 zoning
    
district;
        (4) the premises are separated from the buildings
    
containing the churches by a street;
        (5) the previous owners of the business located on
    
the premises held a liquor license for at least 10 years;
        (6) the new owner of the business located on the
    
premises has managed 2 other food and liquor stores since 1997;
        (7) the principal religious leaders at the places of
    
worship have indicated their support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (8) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (qqq) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises are located on the opposite side of
    
the same street on which the church is located;
        (4) the church is located on a corner lot;
        (5) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church is at least 90 feet apart and no greater than 95 feet apart;
        (6) the premises are at least 3,000 but no more than
    
5,000 square feet;
        (7) the church's original chapel was built in 1858;
        (8) the church's first congregation was organized in
    
1860; and
        (9) the leaders of the church and the alderman of the
    
ward in which the premises are located has expressed, in writing, their support for the issuance of the license.
    (rrr) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a restaurant or banquet facility established within premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the immediately prior owner or the operator of
    
the restaurant or banquet facility held a valid retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises for at least part of the 24 months before a change of ownership;
        (4) the premises are located immediately east and
    
across the street from an elementary school;
        (5) the premises and elementary school are part of an
    
approximately 100-acre campus owned by the church;
        (6) the school opened in 1999 and was named after the
    
founder of the church; and
        (7) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (sss) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the premises are at least 5,300 square feet and
    
located in a building that was built prior to 1940;
        (2) the shortest distance between the property line
    
of the premises and the exterior wall of the building in which the church is located is at least 109 feet;
        (3) the distance between the building in which the
    
church is located and the building in which the premises are located is at least 118 feet;
        (4) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 602 feet from the main entrance of the premises;
        (5) the shortest distance between the property line
    
of the premises and the property line of the school is at least 177 feet;
        (6) the applicant has been in business for more than
    
10 years;
        (7) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing;
        (8) the principal of the school has indicated in
    
writing that he or she is not opposed to the issuance of the license; and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ttt) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the premises are at least 59,000 square feet and
    
located in a building that was built prior to 1940;
        (2) the shortest distance between the west property
    
line of the premises and the exterior wall of the church is at least 99 feet;
        (3) the distance between the building in which the
    
church is located and the building in which the premises are located is at least 102 feet;
        (4) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 457 feet from the main entrance of the premises;
        (5) the shortest distance between the property line
    
of the premises and the property line of the school is at least 66 feet;
        (6) the applicant has been in business for more than
    
10 years;
        (7) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing;
        (8) the principal of the school has indicated in
    
writing that he or she is not opposed to the issuance of the license; and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (uuu) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a place of worship if:
        (1) the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of
    
food;
        (2) the premises are at least 7,100 square feet;
        (3) the shortest distance between the north property
    
line of the premises and the nearest exterior wall of the place of worship is at least 86 feet;
        (4) the main entrance to the place of worship faces
    
north and is more than 150 feet from the main entrance of the premises;
        (5) the applicant has been in business for more than
    
20 years at the location;
        (6) the principal religious leader of the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (vvv) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of 2 churches if:
        (1) as of January 1, 2015, the premises were used for
    
the sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises and the sale was authorized pursuant to a retail tavern license held by an individual as the sole proprietor of the premises;
        (2) a primary entrance of the church situated to the
    
south of the premises is located on a street running perpendicular to the street upon which a primary entrance of the premises is situated;
        (3) the church located to the south of the premises
    
is a 3-story structure that was constructed in 2006;
        (4) a parking lot separates the premises from the
    
church located to the south of the premises;
        (5) the building in which the premises are situated
    
was constructed before 1930;
        (6) the building in which the premises are situated
    
is a 2-story, mixed-use commercial and residential structure containing more than 20,000 total square feet and containing at least 7 residential units on the second floor and 3 commercial units on the first floor;
        (7) the building in which the premises are situated
    
is immediately adjacent to the church located to the north of the premises;
        (8) the primary entrance of the church located to the
    
north of the premises and the primary entrance of the premises are located on the same street;
        (9) the churches have not indicated their opposition
    
to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (www) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to
    
the sale of food and is not the principal business of the restaurant;
        (2) the building in which the restaurant is located
    
was constructed in 1909 and is a 2-story structure;
        (3) the restaurant has been operating
    
continuously since 1962, has been located at the existing premises since 1989, and has been owned and operated by the same family, which also operates a deli in a building located immediately to the east and adjacent and connected to the restaurant;
        (4) the entrance to the restaurant is more than 200
    
feet from the entrance to the school;
        (5) the building in which the restaurant is
    
located and the building in which the school is located are separated by a traffic-congested major street;
        (6) the building in which the restaurant is
    
located faces a public park located to the east of the school, cannot be seen from the windows of the school, and is not directly across the street from the school;
        (7) the school building is located 2 blocks from a
    
major private university;
        (8) the school is a public school that has
    
pre-kindergarten through eighth grade classes, is an open enrollment school, and has a preschool program that has earned a Gold Circle of Quality award;
        (9) the local school council has given written
    
consent for the issuance of the liquor license; and
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has given written consent for the issuance of the liquor license.
(Source: P.A. 99-46, eff. 7-15-15; 99-47, eff. 7-15-15; 99-477, eff. 8-27-15; 99-484, eff. 10-30-15; 99-558, eff. 7-15-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-936, eff. 2-24-17; 100-36, eff. 8-4-17.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-38)
    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 July 10, 1998 (the effective date of Public Act 90-617).
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to a restaurant if (1) the primary business of the restaurant consists of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food and the applicant is a completely new owner of the restaurant, (2) the immediately prior owner or operator of the premises where the restaurant is located operated the premises as a restaurant and held a valid retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at the restaurant for at least part of the 24 months before the change of ownership, and (3) the restaurant is located 75 or more feet from a school.
    (d) In the interest of further developing Illinois' economy in the area of commerce, tourism, convention, and banquet business, nothing in this Section shall prohibit issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages to a restaurant, banquet facility, grocery store, or hotel having not fewer than 150 guest room accommodations located in a municipality of more than 500,000 persons, notwithstanding the proximity of such hotel, restaurant, banquet facility, or grocery store to any church or school, if the licensed premises described on the license are located within an enclosed mall or building of a height of at least 6 stories, or 60 feet in the case of a building that has been registered as a national landmark, or in a grocery store having a minimum of 56,010 square feet of floor space in a single story building in an open mall of at least 3.96 acres that is adjacent to a public school that opened as a boys technical high school in 1934, or in a grocery store having a minimum of 31,000 square feet of floor space in a single story building located a distance of more than 90 feet but less than 100 feet from a high school that opened in 1928 as a junior high school and became a senior high school in 1933, and in each of these cases if the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business carried on by the licensee.
    For purposes of this Section, a "banquet facility" is any part of a building that caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a license to a church or private school to sell at retail alcoholic liquor if any such sales are limited to periods when groups are assembled on the premises solely for the promotion of some common object other than the sale or consumption of alcoholic liquors.
    (f) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a church or church affiliated school located in a home rule municipality or in a municipality with 75,000 or more inhabitants from locating within 100 feet of a property for which there is a preexisting license to sell alcoholic liquor at retail. In these instances, the local zoning authority may, by ordinance adopted simultaneously with the granting of an initial special use zoning permit for the church or church affiliated school, provide that the 100-foot restriction in this Section shall not apply to that church or church affiliated school and future retail liquor licenses.
    (g) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises within 100 feet, but not less than 90 feet, of a public school if (1) the premises have been continuously licensed to sell alcoholic liquor for a period of at least 50 years, (2) the premises are located in a municipality having a population of over 500,000 inhabitants, (3) the licensee is an individual who is a member of a family that has held the previous 3 licenses for that location for more than 25 years, (4) the principal of the school and the alderman of the ward in which the school is located have delivered a written statement to the local liquor control commissioner stating that they do not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (g), and (5) the local liquor control commissioner has received the written consent of a majority of the registered voters who live within 200 feet of the premises.
    (h) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within premises and at an outdoor patio area attached to premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 300,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food,
        (2) the sale of liquor is not the principal business
    
carried on by the licensee at the premises,
        (3) the premises are less than 1,000 square feet,
        (4) the premises are owned by the University of
    
Illinois,
        (5) the premises are immediately adjacent to property
    
owned by a church and are not less than 20 nor more than 40 feet from the church space used for worship services, and
        (6) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (i) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 300,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church, synagogue, or other place of worship if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church, synagogue, or other place of worship are at least 100 feet apart, on parallel streets, and separated by an alley; and
        (2) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (j) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a theater that is within 100 feet of a church if (1) the church owns the theater, (2) the church leases the theater to one or more entities, and (3) the theater is used by at least 5 different not-for-profit theater groups.
    (k) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the school are parallel, on different streets, and separated by an alley;
        (2) the southeast corner of the premises are at least
    
350 feet from the southwest corner of the school;
        (3) the school was built in 1978;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the applicant is the owner of the restaurant and
    
has held a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor for the business to be conducted on the premises at a different location for more than 7 years; and
        (7) the premises is at least 2,300 square feet and
    
sits on a lot that is between 6,100 and 6,150 square feet.
    (l) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
closest entrance of the church or school is at least 90 feet apart and no greater than 95 feet apart;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church or school is at least 80 feet apart and no greater than 85 feet apart;
        (3) the applicant is the owner of the restaurant and
    
on November 15, 2006 held a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor for the business to be conducted on the premises for at least 14 different locations;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the premises is at least 3,200 square feet and
    
sits on a lot that is between 7,150 and 7,200 square feet; and
        (7) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (m) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises and the church are perpendicular,
    
and the primary entrance of the premises faces South while the primary entrance of the church faces West and the distance between the two entrances is more than 100 feet;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises lot
    
line and the exterior wall of the church is at least 80 feet;
        (3) the church was established at the current
    
location in 1916 and the present structure was erected in 1925;
        (4) the premises is a single story, single use
    
building with at least 1,750 square feet and no more than 2,000 square feet;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (6) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises; and
        (7) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (n) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (2) the school is located within subarea E of City of
    
Chicago Residential Business Planned Development Number 70;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food; and
        (5) the administration of City of Chicago School
    
District 299 has expressed, in writing, its support for the issuance of the license.
    (o) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises is located on a street that runs
    
perpendicular to the street on which the church is located;
        (4) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
100 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (5) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 60 feet;
        (6) the premises is between 3,600 and 4,000 square
    
feet and sits on a lot that is between 3,600 and 4,000 square feet; and
        (7) the premises was built in the year 1909.
    For purposes of this subsection (o), "premises" means a place of business together with a privately owned outdoor location that is adjacent to the place of business.
    (p) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the shortest distance between the backdoor of the
    
premises, which is used as an emergency exit, and the church is at least 80 feet;
        (2) the church was established at the current
    
location in 1889; and
        (3) liquor has been sold on the premises since at
    
least 1985.
    (q) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church-owned property if:
        (1) the premises is located within a larger building
    
operated as a grocery store;
        (2) the area of the premises does not exceed 720
    
square feet and the area of the larger building exceeds 18,000 square feet;
        (3) the larger building containing the premises is
    
within 100 feet of the nearest property line of a church-owned property on which a church-affiliated school is located;
        (4) the sale of liquor is not the principal business
    
carried on within the larger building;
        (5) the primary entrance of the larger building and
    
the premises and the primary entrance of the church-affiliated school are on different, parallel streets, and the distance between the 2 primary entrances is more than 100 feet;
        (6) the larger building is separated from the
    
church-owned property and church-affiliated school by an alley;
        (7) the larger building containing the premises and
    
the church building front are on perpendicular streets and are separated by a street; and
        (8) (Blank).
    (r) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance, renewal, or maintenance of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the church and the
    
primary entrance of the restaurant are at least 100 feet apart;
        (2) the restaurant has operated on the ground floor
    
and lower level of a multi-story, multi-use building for more than 40 years;
        (3) the primary business of the restaurant consists
    
of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is conducted
    
primarily in the below-grade level of the restaurant to which the only public access is by a staircase located inside the restaurant; and
        (5) the restaurant has held a license authorizing the
    
sale of alcoholic liquor on the premises for more than 40 years.
    (s) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population more than 5,000 and less than 10,000 and is within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the church was established at the location within
    
100 feet of the premises after a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises was first issued;
        (2) a license for sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises was first issued before January 1, 2007; and
        (3) a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor on
    
the premises has been continuously in effect since January 1, 2007, except for interruptions between licenses of no more than 90 days.
    (t) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant that is established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school and a church if:
        (1) the restaurant is located inside a five-story
    
building with over 16,800 square feet of commercial space;
        (2) the area of the premises does not exceed 31,050
    
square feet;
        (3) the area of the restaurant does not exceed 5,800
    
square feet;
        (4) the building has no less than 78 condominium
    
units;
        (5) the construction of the building in which the
    
restaurant is located was completed in 2006;
        (6) the building has 10 storefront properties, 3 of
    
which are used for the restaurant;
        (7) the restaurant will open for business in 2010;
        (8) the building is north of the school and separated
    
by an alley; and
        (9) the principal religious leader of the church and
    
either the alderman of the ward in which the school is located or the principal of the school have delivered a written statement to the local liquor control commissioner stating that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (t).
    (u) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises operates as a restaurant and has
    
been in operation since February 2008;
        (2) the applicant is the owner of the premises;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (5) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 90 years old;
        (6) the rear lot of the school and the rear corner of
    
the building that the premises occupy are separated by an alley;
        (7) the distance from the southwest corner of the
    
property line of the school and the northeast corner of the building that the premises occupy is at least 16 feet, 5 inches;
        (8) the distance from the rear door of the premises
    
to the southwest corner of the property line of the school is at least 93 feet;
        (9) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (10) the school's main structure was erected in 1902
    
and an addition was built to the main structure in 1959; and
        (11) the principal of the school and the alderman in
    
whose district the premises are located have expressed, in writing, their support for the issuance of the license.
    (v) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the total land area of the premises for which the
    
license or renewal is sought is more than 600,000 square feet;
        (2) the premises for which the license or renewal is
    
sought has more than 600 parking stalls;
        (3) the total area of all buildings on the premises
    
for which the license or renewal is sought exceeds 140,000 square feet;
        (4) the property line of the premises for which the
    
license or renewal is sought is separated from the property line of the school by a street;
        (5) the distance from the school's property line to
    
the property line of the premises for which the license or renewal is sought is at least 60 feet;
        (6) as of June 14, 2011 (the effective date of Public
    
Act 97-9), the premises for which the license or renewal is sought is located in the Illinois Medical District.
    (w) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises occupy the first floor and basement
    
of a 2-story building that is 106 years old;
        (4) the premises is at least 7,000 square feet and
    
located on a lot that is at least 11,000 square feet;
        (5) the premises is located directly west of the
    
church, on perpendicular streets, and separated by an alley;
        (6) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 20 feet;
        (7) the distance between the primary entrance of the
    
premises and the primary entrance of the church is at least 130 feet; and
        (8) the church has been at its location for at least
    
40 years.
    (x) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the church has been operating in its current
    
location since 1973;
        (3) the premises has been operating in its current
    
location since 1988;
        (4) the church and the premises are owned by the same
    
parish;
        (5) the premises is used for cultural and educational
    
purposes;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (7) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
indicated his support of the issuance of the license;
        (8) the premises is a 2-story building of
    
approximately 23,000 square feet; and
        (9) the premises houses a ballroom on its ground
    
floor of approximately 5,000 square feet.
    (y) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (3) according to the municipality, the distance
    
between the east property line of the premises and the west property line of the school is 97.8 feet;
        (4) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (5) the school has been operating since 1959;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the school are located on the same street;
        (7) the street on which the entrances of the premises
    
and the school are located is a major diagonal thoroughfare;
        (8) the premises is a single-story building of
    
approximately 2,900 square feet; and
        (9) the premises is used for commercial purposes only.
    (z) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a mosque if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain having
    
over 100 locations within the municipality;
        (4) the licensee has over 8,000 locations nationwide;
        (5) the licensee has locations in all 50 states;
        (6) the premises is located in the North-East
    
quadrant of the municipality;
        (7) the premises is a free-standing building that has
    
"drive-through" pharmacy service;
        (8) the premises has approximately 14,490 square feet
    
of retail space;
        (9) the premises has approximately 799 square feet of
    
pharmacy space;
        (10) the premises is located on a major arterial
    
street that runs east-west and accepts truck traffic; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (aa) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain having
    
over 100 locations within the municipality;
        (4) the licensee has over 8,000 locations nationwide;
        (5) the licensee has locations in all 50 states;
        (6) the premises is located in the North-East
    
quadrant of the municipality;
        (7) the premises is located across the street from a
    
national grocery chain outlet;
        (8) the premises has approximately 16,148 square feet
    
of retail space;
        (9) the premises has approximately 992 square feet of
    
pharmacy space;
        (10) the premises is located on a major arterial
    
street that runs north-south and accepts truck traffic; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (bb) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (3) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (4) the premises is across the street from the church;
        (5) the street on which the premises and the church
    
are located is a major arterial street that runs east-west;
        (6) the church is an elder-led and Bible-based
    
Assyrian church;
        (7) the premises and the church are both single-story
    
buildings;
        (8) the storefront directly west of the church is
    
being used as a restaurant; and
        (9) the distance between the northern-most property
    
line of the premises and the southern-most property line of the church is 65 feet.
    (cc) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of October 25, 2011, the licensee has 1,767
    
stores operating nationwide, 87 stores operating in the State, and 10 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 124,000
    
square feet of space in the basement and first and second floors of a building located across the street from a school;
        (6) the school opened in August of 2009 and occupies
    
approximately 67,000 square feet of space; and
        (7) the building in which the premises shall be
    
located has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April 17, 1970.
    (dd) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises is constructed on land that was
    
purchased from the municipality at a fair market price;
        (2) the premises is constructed on land that was
    
previously used as a parking facility for public safety employees;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (4) the main entrance to the store is more than 100
    
feet from the main entrance to the school;
        (5) the premises is to be new construction;
        (6) the school is a private school;
        (7) the principal of the school has given written
    
approval for the license;
        (8) the alderman of the ward where the premises is
    
located has given written approval of the issuance of the license;
        (9) the grocery store level of the premises is
    
between 60,000 and 70,000 square feet; and
        (10) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates 2 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality.
    (ee) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises is constructed on land that once
    
contained an industrial steel facility;
        (2) the premises is located on land that has
    
undergone environmental remediation;
        (3) the premises is located within a retail complex
    
containing retail stores where some of the stores sell alcoholic beverages;
        (4) the principal activity of any restaurant in the
    
retail complex is the sale of food, and the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the grocery store;
        (6) the entrance to any business that sells alcoholic
    
liquor is more than 100 feet from the entrance to the school;
        (7) the alderman of the ward where the premises is
    
located has given written approval of the issuance of the license; and
        (8) the principal of the school has given written
    
consent to the issuance of the license.
    (ff) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a theater;
        (3) the premises is a one and one-half-story building
    
of approximately 10,000 square feet;
        (4) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the school are at least 300 feet apart and no more than 400 feet apart;
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his support for the issuance of the license; and
        (7) the principal of the school has expressed, in
    
writing, that there is no objection to the issuance of a license under this subsection (ff).
    (gg) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant or banquet facility established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the property on which the church is located and
    
the property on which the premises are located are both within a district originally listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 1979;
        (3) the property on which the premises are located
    
contains one or more multi-story buildings that are at least 95 years old and have no more than three stories;
        (4) the building in which the church is located is at
    
least 120 years old;
        (5) the property on which the church is located is
    
immediately adjacent to and west of the property on which the premises are located;
        (6) the western boundary of the property on which the
    
premises are located is no less than 118 feet in length and no more than 122 feet in length;
        (7) as of December 31, 2012, both the church property
    
and the property on which the premises are located are within 250 feet of City of Chicago Business-Residential Planned Development Number 38;
        (8) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (9) the alderman in whose district the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    For the purposes of this subsection, "banquet facility" means the part of the building that is located on the floor above a restaurant and caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (hh) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a hotel and at an outdoor patio area attached to the hotel that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a hospital if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the hotel;
        (2) the hotel is located within the City of Chicago
    
Business Planned Development Number 468; and
        (3) the hospital is located within the City of
    
Chicago Institutional Planned Development Number 3.
    (ii) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant and at an outdoor patio area attached to the restaurant that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
not the principal business carried on by the licensee and is incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the restaurant has been operated on the street
    
level of a 2-story building located on a corner lot since 2008;
        (3) the restaurant is between 3,700 and 4,000 square
    
feet and sits on a lot that is no more than 6,200 square feet;
        (4) the primary entrance to the restaurant and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (5) the street on which the restaurant and the church
    
are located is a major east-west street;
        (6) the restaurant and the church are separated by a
    
one-way northbound street;
        (7) the church is located to the west of and no more
    
than 65 feet from the restaurant; and
        (8) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing.
    (jj) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the premises are located east of the church, on
    
perpendicular streets, and separated by an alley;
        (4) the distance between the primary entrance of the
    
premises and the primary entrance of the church is at least 175 feet;
        (5) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 40 feet;
        (6) the licensee has been operating at the premises
    
since 2012;
        (7) the church was constructed in 1904;
        (8) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (9) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (jj).
    (kk) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors on
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of February 27, 2013, the licensee had 1,778
    
stores operating nationwide, 89 operating in this State, and 11 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 169,048
    
square feet of space within a building that is located across the street from a tuition-based preschool; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ll) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors on
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of February 27, 2013, the licensee had 1,778
    
stores operating nationwide, 89 operating in this State, and 11 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 191,535
    
square feet of space within a building that is located across the street from an elementary school; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (mm) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within premises and at an outdoor patio or sidewalk cafe, or both, attached to premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a hospital if:
        (1) the primary business of the restaurant consists
    
of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) as a restaurant, the premises may or may not
    
offer catering as an incidental part of food service;
        (3) the primary business of the restaurant is
    
conducted in space owned by a hospital or an entity owned or controlled by, under common control with, or that controls a hospital, and the chief hospital administrator has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (4) the hospital is an adult acute care facility
    
primarily located within the City of Chicago Institutional Planned Development Number 3.
    (nn) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried out on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a theater;
        (3) the premises are a building that was constructed
    
in 1913 and opened on May 24, 1915 as a vaudeville theater, and the premises were converted to a motion picture theater in 1935;
        (4) the church was constructed in 1889 with a stone
    
exterior;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart;
        (6) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman in whose ward the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (oo) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a mosque, church, or other place of worship if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the mosque, church, or other place of worship are perpendicular and are on different streets;
        (2) the primary entrance to the premises faces West
    
and the primary entrance to the mosque, church, or other place of worship faces South;
        (3) the distance between the 2 primary entrances is
    
at least 100 feet;
        (4) the mosque, church, or other place of worship was
    
established in a location within 100 feet of the premises after a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises was first issued;
        (5) the mosque, church, or other place of worship was
    
established on or around January 1, 2011;
        (6) a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises
    
was first issued on or before January 1, 1985;
        (7) a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises
    
has been continuously in effect since January 1, 1985, except for interruptions between licenses of no more than 90 days; and
        (8) the premises are a single-story, single-use
    
building of at least 3,000 square feet and no more than 3,380 square feet.
    (pp) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant or banquet facility established on premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of at least one church if:
        (1) the sale of liquor shall not be the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the premises are at least 2,000 square feet and
    
no more than 10,000 square feet and is located in a single-story building;
        (3) the property on which the premises are located is
    
within an area that, as of 2009, was designated as a Renewal Community by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development;
        (4) the property on which the premises are located
    
and the properties on which the churches are located are on the same street;
        (5) the property on which the premises are located is
    
immediately adjacent to and east of the property on which at least one of the churches is located;
        (6) the property on which the premises are located is
    
across the street and southwest of the property on which another church is located;
        (7) the principal religious leaders of the churches
    
have indicated their support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (8) the alderman in whose ward the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    For purposes of this subsection (pp), "banquet facility" means the part of the building that caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (qq) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor on premises that are located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
closest entrance of the church or school are at least 200 feet apart and no greater than 300 feet apart;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church or school is at least 66 feet apart and no greater than 81 feet apart;
        (3) the premises are a single-story, steel-framed
    
commercial building with at least 18,042 square feet, and was constructed in 1925 and 1997;
        (4) the owner of the business operated within the
    
premises has been the general manager of a similar supermarket within one mile from the premises, which has had a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor since 2002, and is in good standing with the City of Chicago;
        (5) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing;
        (6) the alderman of the ward has indicated his or her
    
support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (7) the principal of the school has indicated his or
    
her support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (rr) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a club that leases space to a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried out on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are a building of approximately
    
1,750 square feet and is rented by the owners of the grocery store from a family member;
        (4) the property line of the premises is
    
approximately 68 feet from the property line of the club;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the club where the school leases space are at least 100 feet apart;
        (6) the director of the club renting space to the
    
school has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman in whose district the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (ss) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are located within a 15 unit
    
building with 13 residential apartments and 2 commercial spaces, and the licensee will occupy both commercial spaces;
        (2) a restaurant has been operated on the premises
    
since June 2011;
        (3) the restaurant currently occupies 1,075 square
    
feet, but will be expanding to include 975 additional square feet;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (5) the premises are located south of the church and
    
on the same street and are separated by a one-way westbound street;
        (6) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
93 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (7) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 72 feet;
        (8) the building in which the restaurant is located
    
was built in 1910;
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (ss).
    (tt) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises was
    
previously authorized by a package goods liquor license;
        (4) the premises are at least 40,000 square feet with
    
25 parking spaces in the contiguous surface lot to the north of the store and 93 parking spaces on the roof;
        (5) the shortest distance between the lot line of the
    
parking lot of the premises and the exterior wall of the church is at least 80 feet;
        (6) the distance between the building in which the
    
church is located and the building in which the premises are located is at least 180 feet;
        (7) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 257 feet from the main entrance of the premises; and
        (8) the applicant is the owner of 10 similar grocery
    
stores within the City of Chicago and the surrounding area and has been in business for more than 30 years.
    (uu) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are located in a building that is
    
approximately 68,000 square feet with 157 parking spaces on property that was previously vacant land;
        (4) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 500 feet from the entrance of the premises, which faces north;
        (5) the church and the premises are separated by an
    
alley;
        (6) the applicant is the owner of 9 similar grocery
    
stores in the City of Chicago and the surrounding area and has been in business for more than 40 years; and
        (7) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (vv) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is primary to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the premises are located south of the church and
    
on perpendicular streets and are separated by a driveway;
        (4) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
100 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (5) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 15 feet;
        (6) the premises are less than 100 feet from the
    
church center, but greater than 100 feet from the area within the building where church services are held;
        (7) the premises are 25,830 square feet and sit on a
    
lot that is 0.48 acres;
        (8) the premises were once designated as a Korean
    
American Presbyterian Church and were once used as a Masonic Temple;
        (9) the premises were built in 1910;
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (11) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (vv).
    For the purposes of this subsection (vv), "premises" means a place of business together with a privately owned outdoor location that is adjacent to the place of business.
    (ww) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the school is located within Sub Area III of City
    
of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development Number 523, as amended; and
        (2) the premises are located within Sub Area I, Sub
    
Area II, or Sub Area IV of City of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development Number 523, as amended.
    (xx) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of wine or wine-related products is the
    
exclusive business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart and are located on different streets;
        (3) the building in which the premises are located
    
and the building in which the church is located are separated by an alley;
        (4) the premises consists of less than 2,000 square
    
feet of floor area dedicated to the sale of wine or wine-related products;
        (5) the premises are located on the first floor of a
    
2-story building that is at least 99 years old and has a residential unit on the second floor; and
        (6) the principal religious leader at the church has
    
indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (yy) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are a 27-story hotel containing 191
    
guest rooms;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises and is limited to a restaurant located on the first floor of the hotel;
        (3) the hotel is adjacent to the church;
        (4) the site is zoned as DX-16;
        (5) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (yy); and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (zz) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are a 15-story hotel containing 143
    
guest rooms;
        (2) the premises are approximately 85,691 square feet;
        (3) a restaurant is operated on the premises;
        (4) the restaurant is located in the first floor
    
lobby of the hotel;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the
    
principal business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the hotel is located approximately 50 feet from
    
the church and is separated from the church by a public street on the ground level and by air space on the upper level, which is where the public entrances are located;
        (7) the site is zoned as DX-16;
        (8) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (zz); and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (aaa) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the primary
    
business activity of the grocery store;
        (2) the premises are newly constructed on land that
    
was formerly used by the Young Men's Christian Association;
        (3) the grocery store is located within a planned
    
development that was approved by the municipality in 2007;
        (4) the premises are located in a multi-building,
    
mixed-use complex;
        (5) the entrance to the grocery store is located more
    
than 200 feet from the entrance to the school;
        (6) the entrance to the grocery store is located
    
across the street from the back of the school building, which is not used for student or public access;
        (7) the grocery store executed a binding lease for
    
the property in 2008;
        (8) the premises consist of 2 levels and occupy more
    
than 80,000 square feet;
        (9) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates at least 10 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality; and
        (10) the director of the school has expressed, in
    
writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (bbb) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the premises are located in a single-story
    
building of primarily brick construction containing at least 6 commercial units constructed before 1940;
        (3) the premises are located in a B3-2 zoning
    
district;
        (4) the premises are less than 4,000 square feet;
        (5) the church established its congregation in 1891
    
and completed construction of the church building in 1990;
        (6) the premises are located south of the church;
        (7) the premises and church are located on the same
    
street and are separated by a one-way westbound street; and
        (8) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (ccc) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) as of March 14, 2007, the premises are located in
    
a City of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development No. 1052;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
operation of a grocery store and comprises no more than 10% of the total in-store sales;
        (4) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates at least 10 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality;
        (5) the premises are new construction when the
    
license is first issued;
        (6) the constructed premises are to be no less than
    
50,000 square feet;
        (7) the school is a private church-affiliated school;
        (8) the premises and the property containing the
    
church and church-affiliated school are located on perpendicular streets and the school and church are adjacent to one another;
        (9) the pastor of the church and school has
    
expressed, in writing, support for the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ddd) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the business has been issued a license from the
    
municipality to allow the business to operate a theater on the premises;
        (2) the theater has less than 200 seats;
        (3) the premises are approximately 2,700 to 3,100
    
square feet of space;
        (4) the premises are located to the north of the
    
church;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of any church within 100 feet of the premises are located either on a different street or across a right-of-way from the premises;
        (6) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of any school within 100 feet of the premises are located either on a different street or across a right-of-way from the premises;
        (7) the premises are located in a building that is at
    
least 100 years old; and
        (8) any church or school located within 100 feet of
    
the premises has indicated its support for the issuance or renewal of the license to the premises in writing.
    (eee) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the applicant on the premises;
        (3) a family-owned restaurant has operated on the
    
premises since 1957;
        (4) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 90 years old;
        (5) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 20 feet;
        (6) the church was established at its current
    
location and the present structure was erected before 1900;
        (7) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
75 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (8) the school is affiliated with the church;
        (9) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing;
        (10) the principal of the school has indicated in
    
writing that he or she is not opposed to the issuance of the license; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her lack of an objection to the issuance of the license.
    (fff) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the
    
principal business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises is incidental to the operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are a one-story building
    
containing approximately 10,000 square feet and are rented by the owners of the grocery store;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises occurs in a retail area of the grocery store that is approximately 3,500 square feet;
        (5) the grocery store has operated at the
    
location since 1984;
        (6) the grocery store is closed on Sundays;
        (7) the property on which the premises are
    
located is a corner lot that is bound by 3 streets and an alley, where one street is a one-way street that runs north-south, one street runs east-west, and one street runs northwest-southeast;
        (8) the property line of the premises is
    
approximately 16 feet from the property line of the building where the church is located;
        (9) the premises are separated from the
    
building containing the church by a public alley;
        (10) the primary entrance of the premises and
    
the primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart;
        (11) representatives of the church have
    
delivered a written statement that the church does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (fff); and
        (12) the alderman of the ward in which the
    
grocery store is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ggg) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant or lobby coffee house at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) a residential retirement home formerly operated
    
on the premises and the premises are being converted into a new apartment living complex containing studio and one-bedroom apartments with ground floor retail space;
        (2) the restaurant and lobby coffee house are located
    
within a Community Shopping District within the municipality;
        (3) the premises are located in a single-building,
    
mixed-use complex that, in addition to the restaurant and lobby coffee house, contains apartment residences, a fitness center for the residents of the apartment building, a lobby designed as a social center for the residents, a rooftop deck, and a patio with a dog run for the exclusive use of the residents;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the primary
    
business activity of the apartment complex, restaurant, or lobby coffee house;
        (5) the entrance to the apartment residence is more
    
than 310 feet from the entrance to the school and church;
        (6) the entrance to the apartment residence is
    
located at the end of the block around the corner from the south side of the school building;
        (7) the school is affiliated with the church;
        (8) the pastor of the parish, principal of the
    
school, and the titleholder to the church and school have given written consent to the issuance of the license;
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has given written consent to the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the neighborhood block club has given
    
written consent to the issuance of the license.
    (hhh) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a home for indigent persons or a church if:
        (1) a restaurant operates on the premises and has
    
been in operation since January of 2014;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (4) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 100 years old;
        (5) the primary entrance to the premises is more than
    
100 feet from the primary entrance to the home for indigent persons, which opened in 1989 and is operated to address homelessness and provide shelter;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the home for indigent persons are located on different streets;
        (7) the executive director of the home for indigent
    
persons has given written consent to the issuance of the license;
        (8) the entrance to the premises is located within
    
100 feet of a Buddhist temple;
        (9) the entrance to the premises is more than 100
    
feet from where any worship or educational programming is conducted by the Buddhist temple and is located in an area used only for other purposes; and
        (10) the president and the board of directors of the
    
Buddhist temple have given written consent to the issuance of the license.
    (iii) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a home for the aged if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a restaurant;
        (3) the premises are on the ground floor of a
    
multi-floor, university-affiliated housing facility;
        (4) the premises occupy 1,916 square feet of space,
    
with the total square footage from which liquor will be sold, served, and consumed to be 900 square feet;
        (5) the premises are separated from the home for the
    
aged by an alley;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the home for the aged are at least 500 feet apart and located on different streets;
        (7) representatives of the home for the aged have
    
expressed, in writing, that the home does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection; and
        (8) the alderman of the ward in which the restaurant
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (jjj) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) as of January 1, 2016, the premises were used for
    
the sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises and were authorized to do so pursuant to a retail tavern license held by an individual as the sole proprietor of the premises;
        (2) the primary entrance to the school and the
    
primary entrance to the premises are on the same street;
        (3) the school was founded in 1949;
        (4) the building in which the premises are situated
    
was constructed before 1930;
        (5) the building in which the premises are situated
    
is immediately across the street from the school; and
        (6) the school has not indicated its opposition to
    
the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (kkk) (Blank).
    (lll) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a synagogue or school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises are located on the same street on
    
which the synagogue or school is located;
        (4) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
closest entrance to the synagogue or school is at least 100 feet apart;
        (5) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the synagogue or school is at least 65 feet apart and no greater than 70 feet apart;
        (6) the premises are between 1,800 and 2,000 square
    
feet;
        (7) the synagogue was founded in 1861; and
        (8) the leader of the synagogue has indicated, in
    
writing, the synagogue's support for the issuance or renewal of the license.
    (mmm) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant or lobby coffee house at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food in a restaurant;
        (3) the restaurant has been run by the same family
    
for at least 19 consecutive years;
        (4) the premises are located in a 3-story building in
    
the most easterly part of the first floor;
        (5) the building in which the premises are located
    
has residential housing on the second and third floors;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises is on a
    
north-south street around the corner and across an alley from the primary entrance to the church, which is on an east-west street;
        (7) the primary entrance to the church and the
    
primary entrance to the premises are more than 160 feet apart; and
        (8) the church has expressed, in writing, its support
    
for the issuance of a license under this subsection.
    (nnn) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant or lobby coffee house at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school and church or synagogue if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food in a restaurant;
        (3) the front door of the synagogue faces east on the
    
next north-south street east of and parallel to the north-south street on which the restaurant is located where the restaurant's front door faces west;
        (4) the closest exterior pedestrian entrance that
    
leads to the school or the synagogue is across an east-west street and at least 300 feet from the primary entrance to the restaurant;
        (5) the nearest church-related or school-related
    
building is a community center building;
        (6) the restaurant is on the ground floor of a
    
3-story building constructed in 1896 with a brick fašade;
        (7) the restaurant shares the ground floor with a
    
theater, and the second and third floors of the building in which the restaurant is located consists of residential housing;
        (8) the leader of the synagogue and school has
    
expressed, in writing, that the synagogue does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection; and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ooo) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 2,000 but less than 5,000 inhabitants in a county with a population in excess of 3,000,000 and within 100 feet of a home for the aged if:
        (1) as of March 1, 2016, the premises were used to
    
sell alcohol pursuant to a retail tavern and packaged goods license issued by the municipality and held by a limited liability company as the proprietor of the premises;
        (2) the home for the aged was completed in 2015;
        (3) the home for the aged is a 5-story structure;
        (4) the building in which the premises are situated
    
is directly adjacent to the home for the aged;
        (5) the building in which the premises are situated
    
was constructed before 1950;
        (6) the home for the aged has not indicated its
    
opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license; and
        (7) the president of the municipality has expressed
    
in writing that he or she does not object to the issuance or renewal of the license.
    (ppp) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or churches if:
        (1) the shortest distance between the premises and a
    
church is at least 78 feet apart and no greater than 95 feet apart;
        (2) the premises are a single-story, brick commercial
    
building and between 3,600 to 4,000 square feet and the original building was built before 1922;
        (3) the premises are located in a B3-2 zoning
    
district;
        (4) the premises are separated from the buildings
    
containing the churches by a street;
        (5) the previous owners of the business located on
    
the premises held a liquor license for at least 10 years;
        (6) the new owner of the business located on the
    
premises has managed 2 other food and liquor stores since 1997;
        (7) the principal religious leaders at the places of
    
worship have indicated their support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (8) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (qqq) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises are located on the opposite side of
    
the same street on which the church is located;
        (4) the church is located on a corner lot;
        (5) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church is at least 90 feet apart and no greater than 95 feet apart;
        (6) the premises are between 4,350 and 5,000 square
    
feet;
        (7) the church's original chapel was built in 1858;
        (8) the church's first congregation was organized in
    
1860; and
        (9) the leaders of the church and the alderman of the
    
ward in which the premises are located has expressed, in writing, their support for the issuance of the license.
    (rrr) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a restaurant or banquet facility established within premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the immediately prior owner or the operator of
    
the restaurant or banquet facility held a valid retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises for at least part of the 24 months before a change of ownership;
        (4) the premises are located immediately east and
    
across the street from an elementary school;
        (5) the premises and elementary school are part of an
    
approximately 100-acre campus owned by the church;
        (6) the school opened in 1999 and was named after the
    
founder of the church; and
        (7) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (sss) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a store that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are primarily used for the sale of
    
alcoholic liquor;
        (2) on January 1, 2017, the store was authorized to
    
sell alcoholic liquor pursuant to a package goods liquor license;
        (3) on January 1, 2017, the store occupied
    
approximately 5,560 square feet and will be expanded to include 440 additional square feet for the purpose of storage;
        (4) the store was in existence before the church;
        (5) the building in which the store is located was
    
built in 1956 and is immediately south of the church;
        (6) the store and church are separated by an
    
east-west street;
        (7) the owner of the store received his first liquor
    
license in 1986;
        (8) the church has not indicated its opposition to
    
the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the store is
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license.
(Source: P.A. 99-46, eff. 7-15-15; 99-47, eff. 7-15-15; 99-477, eff. 8-27-15; 99-484, eff. 10-30-15; 99-558, eff. 7-15-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-936, eff. 2-24-17; 100-38, eff. 8-4-17.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-201)
    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 July 10, 1998 (the effective date of Public Act 90-617).
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to a restaurant if (1) the primary business of the restaurant consists of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food and the applicant is a completely new owner of the restaurant, (2) the immediately prior owner or operator of the premises where the restaurant is located operated the premises as a restaurant and held a valid retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at the restaurant for at least part of the 24 months before the change of ownership, and (3) the restaurant is located 75 or more feet from a school.
    (d) In the interest of further developing Illinois' economy in the area of commerce, tourism, convention, and banquet business, nothing in this Section shall prohibit issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages to a restaurant, banquet facility, grocery store, or hotel having not fewer than 150 guest room accommodations located in a municipality of more than 500,000 persons, notwithstanding the proximity of such hotel, restaurant, banquet facility, or grocery store to any church or school, if the licensed premises described on the license are located within an enclosed mall or building of a height of at least 6 stories, or 60 feet in the case of a building that has been registered as a national landmark, or in a grocery store having a minimum of 56,010 square feet of floor space in a single story building in an open mall of at least 3.96 acres that is adjacent to a public school that opened as a boys technical high school in 1934, or in a grocery store having a minimum of 31,000 square feet of floor space in a single story building located a distance of more than 90 feet but less than 100 feet from a high school that opened in 1928 as a junior high school and became a senior high school in 1933, and in each of these cases if the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business carried on by the licensee.
    For purposes of this Section, a "banquet facility" is any part of a building that caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a license to a church or private school to sell at retail alcoholic liquor if any such sales are limited to periods when groups are assembled on the premises solely for the promotion of some common object other than the sale or consumption of alcoholic liquors.
    (f) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a church or church affiliated school located in a home rule municipality or in a municipality with 75,000 or more inhabitants from locating within 100 feet of a property for which there is a preexisting license to sell alcoholic liquor at retail. In these instances, the local zoning authority may, by ordinance adopted simultaneously with the granting of an initial special use zoning permit for the church or church affiliated school, provide that the 100-foot restriction in this Section shall not apply to that church or church affiliated school and future retail liquor licenses.
    (g) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises within 100 feet, but not less than 90 feet, of a public school if (1) the premises have been continuously licensed to sell alcoholic liquor for a period of at least 50 years, (2) the premises are located in a municipality having a population of over 500,000 inhabitants, (3) the licensee is an individual who is a member of a family that has held the previous 3 licenses for that location for more than 25 years, (4) the principal of the school and the alderman of the ward in which the school is located have delivered a written statement to the local liquor control commissioner stating that they do not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (g), and (5) the local liquor control commissioner has received the written consent of a majority of the registered voters who live within 200 feet of the premises.
    (h) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within premises and at an outdoor patio area attached to premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 300,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food,
        (2) the sale of liquor is not the principal business
    
carried on by the licensee at the premises,
        (3) the premises are less than 1,000 square feet,
        (4) the premises are owned by the University of
    
Illinois,
        (5) the premises are immediately adjacent to property
    
owned by a church and are not less than 20 nor more than 40 feet from the church space used for worship services, and
        (6) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (i) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 300,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church, synagogue, or other place of worship if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church, synagogue, or other place of worship are at least 100 feet apart, on parallel streets, and separated by an alley; and
        (2) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (j) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a theater that is within 100 feet of a church if (1) the church owns the theater, (2) the church leases the theater to one or more entities, and (3) the theater is used by at least 5 different not-for-profit theater groups.
    (k) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the school are parallel, on different streets, and separated by an alley;
        (2) the southeast corner of the premises are at least
    
350 feet from the southwest corner of the school;
        (3) the school was built in 1978;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the applicant is the owner of the restaurant and
    
has held a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor for the business to be conducted on the premises at a different location for more than 7 years; and
        (7) the premises is at least 2,300 square feet and
    
sits on a lot that is between 6,100 and 6,150 square feet.
    (l) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
closest entrance of the church or school is at least 90 feet apart and no greater than 95 feet apart;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church or school is at least 80 feet apart and no greater than 85 feet apart;
        (3) the applicant is the owner of the restaurant and
    
on November 15, 2006 held a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor for the business to be conducted on the premises for at least 14 different locations;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the premises is at least 3,200 square feet and
    
sits on a lot that is between 7,150 and 7,200 square feet; and
        (7) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (m) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises and the church are perpendicular,
    
and the primary entrance of the premises faces South while the primary entrance of the church faces West and the distance between the two entrances is more than 100 feet;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises lot
    
line and the exterior wall of the church is at least 80 feet;
        (3) the church was established at the current
    
location in 1916 and the present structure was erected in 1925;
        (4) the premises is a single story, single use
    
building with at least 1,750 square feet and no more than 2,000 square feet;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (6) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises; and
        (7) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (n) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (2) the school is located within subarea E of City of
    
Chicago Residential Business Planned Development Number 70;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food; and
        (5) the administration of City of Chicago School
    
District 299 has expressed, in writing, its support for the issuance of the license.
    (o) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a retail license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises is located on a street that runs
    
perpendicular to the street on which the church is located;
        (4) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
100 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (5) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 60 feet;
        (6) the premises is between 3,600 and 4,000 square
    
feet and sits on a lot that is between 3,600 and 4,000 square feet; and
        (7) the premises was built in the year 1909.
    For purposes of this subsection (o), "premises" means a place of business together with a privately owned outdoor location that is adjacent to the place of business.
    (p) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the shortest distance between the backdoor of the
    
premises, which is used as an emergency exit, and the church is at least 80 feet;
        (2) the church was established at the current
    
location in 1889; and
        (3) liquor has been sold on the premises since at
    
least 1985.
    (q) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church-owned property if:
        (1) the premises is located within a larger building
    
operated as a grocery store;
        (2) the area of the premises does not exceed 720
    
square feet and the area of the larger building exceeds 18,000 square feet;
        (3) the larger building containing the premises is
    
within 100 feet of the nearest property line of a church-owned property on which a church-affiliated school is located;
        (4) the sale of liquor is not the principal business
    
carried on within the larger building;
        (5) the primary entrance of the larger building and
    
the premises and the primary entrance of the church-affiliated school are on different, parallel streets, and the distance between the 2 primary entrances is more than 100 feet;
        (6) the larger building is separated from the
    
church-owned property and church-affiliated school by an alley;
        (7) the larger building containing the premises and
    
the church building front are on perpendicular streets and are separated by a street; and
        (8) (Blank).
    (r) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance, renewal, or maintenance of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the church and the
    
primary entrance of the restaurant are at least 100 feet apart;
        (2) the restaurant has operated on the ground floor
    
and lower level of a multi-story, multi-use building for more than 40 years;
        (3) the primary business of the restaurant consists
    
of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is conducted
    
primarily in the below-grade level of the restaurant to which the only public access is by a staircase located inside the restaurant; and
        (5) the restaurant has held a license authorizing the
    
sale of alcoholic liquor on the premises for more than 40 years.
    (s) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population more than 5,000 and less than 10,000 and is within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the church was established at the location within
    
100 feet of the premises after a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises was first issued;
        (2) a license for sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises was first issued before January 1, 2007; and
        (3) a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor on
    
the premises has been continuously in effect since January 1, 2007, except for interruptions between licenses of no more than 90 days.
    (t) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant that is established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school and a church if:
        (1) the restaurant is located inside a five-story
    
building with over 16,800 square feet of commercial space;
        (2) the area of the premises does not exceed 31,050
    
square feet;
        (3) the area of the restaurant does not exceed 5,800
    
square feet;
        (4) the building has no less than 78 condominium
    
units;
        (5) the construction of the building in which the
    
restaurant is located was completed in 2006;
        (6) the building has 10 storefront properties, 3 of
    
which are used for the restaurant;
        (7) the restaurant will open for business in 2010;
        (8) the building is north of the school and separated
    
by an alley; and
        (9) the principal religious leader of the church and
    
either the alderman of the ward in which the school is located or the principal of the school have delivered a written statement to the local liquor control commissioner stating that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (t).
    (u) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises operates as a restaurant and has
    
been in operation since February 2008;
        (2) the applicant is the owner of the premises;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee on the premises;
        (5) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 90 years old;
        (6) the rear lot of the school and the rear corner of
    
the building that the premises occupy are separated by an alley;
        (7) the distance from the southwest corner of the
    
property line of the school and the northeast corner of the building that the premises occupy is at least 16 feet, 5 inches;
        (8) the distance from the rear door of the premises
    
to the southwest corner of the property line of the school is at least 93 feet;
        (9) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (10) the school's main structure was erected in 1902
    
and an addition was built to the main structure in 1959; and
        (11) the principal of the school and the alderman in
    
whose district the premises are located have expressed, in writing, their support for the issuance of the license.
    (v) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the total land area of the premises for which the
    
license or renewal is sought is more than 600,000 square feet;
        (2) the premises for which the license or renewal is
    
sought has more than 600 parking stalls;
        (3) the total area of all buildings on the premises
    
for which the license or renewal is sought exceeds 140,000 square feet;
        (4) the property line of the premises for which the
    
license or renewal is sought is separated from the property line of the school by a street;
        (5) the distance from the school's property line to
    
the property line of the premises for which the license or renewal is sought is at least 60 feet;
        (6) as of June 14, 2011 (the effective date of Public
    
Act 97-9), the premises for which the license or renewal is sought is located in the Illinois Medical District.
    (w) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license to sell alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the premises occupy the first floor and basement
    
of a 2-story building that is 106 years old;
        (4) the premises is at least 7,000 square feet and
    
located on a lot that is at least 11,000 square feet;
        (5) the premises is located directly west of the
    
church, on perpendicular streets, and separated by an alley;
        (6) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 20 feet;
        (7) the distance between the primary entrance of the
    
premises and the primary entrance of the church is at least 130 feet; and
        (8) the church has been at its location for at least
    
40 years.
    (x) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the church has been operating in its current
    
location since 1973;
        (3) the premises has been operating in its current
    
location since 1988;
        (4) the church and the premises are owned by the same
    
parish;
        (5) the premises is used for cultural and educational
    
purposes;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (7) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
indicated his support of the issuance of the license;
        (8) the premises is a 2-story building of
    
approximately 23,000 square feet; and
        (9) the premises houses a ballroom on its ground
    
floor of approximately 5,000 square feet.
    (y) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (3) according to the municipality, the distance
    
between the east property line of the premises and the west property line of the school is 97.8 feet;
        (4) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (5) the school has been operating since 1959;
        (6) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the school are located on the same street;
        (7) the street on which the entrances of the premises
    
and the school are located is a major diagonal thoroughfare;
        (8) the premises is a single-story building of
    
approximately 2,900 square feet; and
        (9) the premises is used for commercial purposes only.
    (z) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a mosque if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain having
    
over 100 locations within the municipality;
        (4) the licensee has over 8,000 locations nationwide;
        (5) the licensee has locations in all 50 states;
        (6) the premises is located in the North-East
    
quadrant of the municipality;
        (7) the premises is a free-standing building that has
    
"drive-through" pharmacy service;
        (8) the premises has approximately 14,490 square feet
    
of retail space;
        (9) the premises has approximately 799 square feet of
    
pharmacy space;
        (10) the premises is located on a major arterial
    
street that runs east-west and accepts truck traffic; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (aa) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain having
    
over 100 locations within the municipality;
        (4) the licensee has over 8,000 locations nationwide;
        (5) the licensee has locations in all 50 states;
        (6) the premises is located in the North-East
    
quadrant of the municipality;
        (7) the premises is located across the street from a
    
national grocery chain outlet;
        (8) the premises has approximately 16,148 square feet
    
of retail space;
        (9) the premises has approximately 992 square feet of
    
pharmacy space;
        (10) the premises is located on a major arterial
    
street that runs north-south and accepts truck traffic; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
is located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (bb) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (3) the primary entrance to the premises and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (4) the premises is across the street from the church;
        (5) the street on which the premises and the church
    
are located is a major arterial street that runs east-west;
        (6) the church is an elder-led and Bible-based
    
Assyrian church;
        (7) the premises and the church are both single-story
    
buildings;
        (8) the storefront directly west of the church is
    
being used as a restaurant; and
        (9) the distance between the northern-most property
    
line of the premises and the southern-most property line of the church is 65 feet.
    (cc) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors at
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of October 25, 2011, the licensee has 1,767
    
stores operating nationwide, 87 stores operating in the State, and 10 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 124,000
    
square feet of space in the basement and first and second floors of a building located across the street from a school;
        (6) the school opened in August of 2009 and occupies
    
approximately 67,000 square feet of space; and
        (7) the building in which the premises shall be
    
located has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April 17, 1970.
    (dd) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises is constructed on land that was
    
purchased from the municipality at a fair market price;
        (2) the premises is constructed on land that was
    
previously used as a parking facility for public safety employees;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (4) the main entrance to the store is more than 100
    
feet from the main entrance to the school;
        (5) the premises is to be new construction;
        (6) the school is a private school;
        (7) the principal of the school has given written
    
approval for the license;
        (8) the alderman of the ward where the premises is
    
located has given written approval of the issuance of the license;
        (9) the grocery store level of the premises is
    
between 60,000 and 70,000 square feet; and
        (10) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates 2 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality.
    (ee) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and is within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the premises is constructed on land that once
    
contained an industrial steel facility;
        (2) the premises is located on land that has
    
undergone environmental remediation;
        (3) the premises is located within a retail complex
    
containing retail stores where some of the stores sell alcoholic beverages;
        (4) the principal activity of any restaurant in the
    
retail complex is the sale of food, and the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the grocery store;
        (6) the entrance to any business that sells alcoholic
    
liquor is more than 100 feet from the entrance to the school;
        (7) the alderman of the ward where the premises is
    
located has given written approval of the issuance of the license; and
        (8) the principal of the school has given written
    
consent to the issuance of the license.
    (ff) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a theater;
        (3) the premises is a one and one-half-story building
    
of approximately 10,000 square feet;
        (4) the school is a City of Chicago School District
    
299 school;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the school are at least 300 feet apart and no more than 400 feet apart;
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his support for the issuance of the license; and
        (7) the principal of the school has expressed, in
    
writing, that there is no objection to the issuance of a license under this subsection (ff).
    (gg) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant or banquet facility established in a premises that is located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the property on which the church is located and
    
the property on which the premises are located are both within a district originally listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 1979;
        (3) the property on which the premises are located
    
contains one or more multi-story buildings that are at least 95 years old and have no more than three stories;
        (4) the building in which the church is located is at
    
least 120 years old;
        (5) the property on which the church is located is
    
immediately adjacent to and west of the property on which the premises are located;
        (6) the western boundary of the property on which the
    
premises are located is no less than 118 feet in length and no more than 122 feet in length;
        (7) as of December 31, 2012, both the church property
    
and the property on which the premises are located are within 250 feet of City of Chicago Business-Residential Planned Development Number 38;
        (8) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (9) the alderman in whose district the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    For the purposes of this subsection, "banquet facility" means the part of the building that is located on the floor above a restaurant and caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (hh) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a hotel and at an outdoor patio area attached to the hotel that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a hospital if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the hotel;
        (2) the hotel is located within the City of Chicago
    
Business Planned Development Number 468; and
        (3) the hospital is located within the City of
    
Chicago Institutional Planned Development Number 3.
    (ii) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a restaurant and at an outdoor patio area attached to the restaurant that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
not the principal business carried on by the licensee and is incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the restaurant has been operated on the street
    
level of a 2-story building located on a corner lot since 2008;
        (3) the restaurant is between 3,700 and 4,000 square
    
feet and sits on a lot that is no more than 6,200 square feet;
        (4) the primary entrance to the restaurant and the
    
primary entrance to the church are located on the same street;
        (5) the street on which the restaurant and the church
    
are located is a major east-west street;
        (6) the restaurant and the church are separated by a
    
one-way northbound street;
        (7) the church is located to the west of and no more
    
than 65 feet from the restaurant; and
        (8) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing.
    (jj) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the premises are located east of the church, on
    
perpendicular streets, and separated by an alley;
        (4) the distance between the primary entrance of the
    
premises and the primary entrance of the church is at least 175 feet;
        (5) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 40 feet;
        (6) the licensee has been operating at the premises
    
since 2012;
        (7) the church was constructed in 1904;
        (8) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (9) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (jj).
    (kk) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors on
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of February 27, 2013, the licensee had 1,778
    
stores operating nationwide, 89 operating in this State, and 11 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 169,048
    
square feet of space within a building that is located across the street from a tuition-based preschool; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ll) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the licensee shall only sell packaged liquors on
    
the premises;
        (3) the licensee is a national retail chain;
        (4) as of February 27, 2013, the licensee had 1,778
    
stores operating nationwide, 89 operating in this State, and 11 stores operating within the municipality;
        (5) the licensee shall occupy approximately 191,535
    
square feet of space within a building that is located across the street from an elementary school; and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises is
    
located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (mm) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within premises and at an outdoor patio or sidewalk cafe, or both, attached to premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and that are within 100 feet of a hospital if:
        (1) the primary business of the restaurant consists
    
of the sale of food where the sale of liquor is incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) as a restaurant, the premises may or may not
    
offer catering as an incidental part of food service;
        (3) the primary business of the restaurant is
    
conducted in space owned by a hospital or an entity owned or controlled by, under common control with, or that controls a hospital, and the chief hospital administrator has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (4) the hospital is an adult acute care facility
    
primarily located within the City of Chicago Institutional Planned Development Number 3.
    (nn) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried out on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a theater;
        (3) the premises are a building that was constructed
    
in 1913 and opened on May 24, 1915 as a vaudeville theater, and the premises were converted to a motion picture theater in 1935;
        (4) the church was constructed in 1889 with a stone
    
exterior;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart;
        (6) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman in whose ward the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (oo) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at a premises that is located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a mosque, church, or other place of worship if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the mosque, church, or other place of worship are perpendicular and are on different streets;
        (2) the primary entrance to the premises faces West
    
and the primary entrance to the mosque, church, or other place of worship faces South;
        (3) the distance between the 2 primary entrances is
    
at least 100 feet;
        (4) the mosque, church, or other place of worship was
    
established in a location within 100 feet of the premises after a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises was first issued;
        (5) the mosque, church, or other place of worship was
    
established on or around January 1, 2011;
        (6) a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises
    
was first issued on or before January 1, 1985;
        (7) a license for the sale of alcohol at the premises
    
has been continuously in effect since January 1, 1985, except for interruptions between licenses of no more than 90 days; and
        (8) the premises are a single-story, single-use
    
building of at least 3,000 square feet and no more than 3,380 square feet.
    (pp) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor incidental to the sale of food within a restaurant or banquet facility established on premises that are located in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of at least one church if:
        (1) the sale of liquor shall not be the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the premises are at least 2,000 square feet and
    
no more than 10,000 square feet and is located in a single-story building;
        (3) the property on which the premises are located is
    
within an area that, as of 2009, was designated as a Renewal Community by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development;
        (4) the property on which the premises are located
    
and the properties on which the churches are located are on the same street;
        (5) the property on which the premises are located is
    
immediately adjacent to and east of the property on which at least one of the churches is located;
        (6) the property on which the premises are located is
    
across the street and southwest of the property on which another church is located;
        (7) the principal religious leaders of the churches
    
have indicated their support for the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (8) the alderman in whose ward the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    For purposes of this subsection (pp), "banquet facility" means the part of the building that caters to private parties and where the sale of alcoholic liquors is not the principal business.
    (qq) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor on premises that are located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
closest entrance of the church or school are at least 200 feet apart and no greater than 300 feet apart;
        (2) the shortest distance between the premises and
    
the church or school is at least 66 feet apart and no greater than 81 feet apart;
        (3) the premises are a single-story, steel-framed
    
commercial building with at least 18,042 square feet, and was constructed in 1925 and 1997;
        (4) the owner of the business operated within the
    
premises has been the general manager of a similar supermarket within one mile from the premises, which has had a valid license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor since 2002, and is in good standing with the City of Chicago;
        (5) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing;
        (6) the alderman of the ward has indicated his or her
    
support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing; and
        (7) the principal of the school has indicated his or
    
her support to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (rr) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a club that leases space to a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried out on the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are a building of approximately
    
1,750 square feet and is rented by the owners of the grocery store from a family member;
        (4) the property line of the premises is
    
approximately 68 feet from the property line of the club;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the club where the school leases space are at least 100 feet apart;
        (6) the director of the club renting space to the
    
school has indicated his or her consent to the issuance of the license in writing; and
        (7) the alderman in whose district the premises are
    
located has expressed his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing.
    (ss) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are located within a 15 unit
    
building with 13 residential apartments and 2 commercial spaces, and the licensee will occupy both commercial spaces;
        (2) a restaurant has been operated on the premises
    
since June 2011;
        (3) the restaurant currently occupies 1,075 square
    
feet, but will be expanding to include 975 additional square feet;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (5) the premises are located south of the church and
    
on the same street and are separated by a one-way westbound street;
        (6) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
93 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (7) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 72 feet;
        (8) the building in which the restaurant is located
    
was built in 1910;
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (ss).
    (tt) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises was
    
previously authorized by a package goods liquor license;
        (4) the premises are at least 40,000 square feet with
    
25 parking spaces in the contiguous surface lot to the north of the store and 93 parking spaces on the roof;
        (5) the shortest distance between the lot line of the
    
parking lot of the premises and the exterior wall of the church is at least 80 feet;
        (6) the distance between the building in which the
    
church is located and the building in which the premises are located is at least 180 feet;
        (7) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 257 feet from the main entrance of the premises; and
        (8) the applicant is the owner of 10 similar grocery
    
stores within the City of Chicago and the surrounding area and has been in business for more than 30 years.
    (uu) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are located in a building that is
    
approximately 68,000 square feet with 157 parking spaces on property that was previously vacant land;
        (4) the main entrance to the church faces west and is
    
at least 500 feet from the entrance of the premises, which faces north;
        (5) the church and the premises are separated by an
    
alley;
        (6) the applicant is the owner of 9 similar grocery
    
stores in the City of Chicago and the surrounding area and has been in business for more than 40 years; and
        (7) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (vv) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is primary to the
    
sale of food;
        (3) the premises are located south of the church and
    
on perpendicular streets and are separated by a driveway;
        (4) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
100 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (5) the shortest distance between any part of the
    
premises and any part of the church is at least 15 feet;
        (6) the premises are less than 100 feet from the
    
church center, but greater than 100 feet from the area within the building where church services are held;
        (7) the premises are 25,830 square feet and sit on a
    
lot that is 0.48 acres;
        (8) the premises were once designated as a Korean
    
American Presbyterian Church and were once used as a Masonic Temple;
        (9) the premises were built in 1910;
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license; and
        (11) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (vv).
    For the purposes of this subsection (vv), "premises" means a place of business together with a privately owned outdoor location that is adjacent to the place of business.
    (ww) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the school is located within Sub Area III of City
    
of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development Number 523, as amended; and
        (2) the premises are located within Sub Area I, Sub
    
Area II, or Sub Area IV of City of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development Number 523, as amended.
    (xx) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of wine or wine-related products is the
    
exclusive business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of the church are at least 100 feet apart and are located on different streets;
        (3) the building in which the premises are located
    
and the building in which the church is located are separated by an alley;
        (4) the premises consists of less than 2,000 square
    
feet of floor area dedicated to the sale of wine or wine-related products;
        (5) the premises are located on the first floor of a
    
2-story building that is at least 99 years old and has a residential unit on the second floor; and
        (6) the principal religious leader at the church has
    
indicated his or her support for the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (yy) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are a 27-story hotel containing 191
    
guest rooms;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises and is limited to a restaurant located on the first floor of the hotel;
        (3) the hotel is adjacent to the church;
        (4) the site is zoned as DX-16;
        (5) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (yy); and
        (6) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (zz) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the premises are a 15-story hotel containing 143
    
guest rooms;
        (2) the premises are approximately 85,691 square feet;
        (3) a restaurant is operated on the premises;
        (4) the restaurant is located in the first floor
    
lobby of the hotel;
        (5) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the
    
principal business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (6) the hotel is located approximately 50 feet from
    
the church and is separated from the church by a public street on the ground level and by air space on the upper level, which is where the public entrances are located;
        (7) the site is zoned as DX-16;
        (8) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
delivered a written statement that he or she does not object to the issuance of a license under this subsection (zz); and
        (9) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (aaa) Notwithstanding any provision in this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the primary
    
business activity of the grocery store;
        (2) the premises are newly constructed on land that
    
was formerly used by the Young Men's Christian Association;
        (3) the grocery store is located within a planned
    
development that was approved by the municipality in 2007;
        (4) the premises are located in a multi-building,
    
mixed-use complex;
        (5) the entrance to the grocery store is located more
    
than 200 feet from the entrance to the school;
        (6) the entrance to the grocery store is located
    
across the street from the back of the school building, which is not used for student or public access;
        (7) the grocery store executed a binding lease for
    
the property in 2008;
        (8) the premises consist of 2 levels and occupy more
    
than 80,000 square feet;
        (9) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates at least 10 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality; and
        (10) the director of the school has expressed, in
    
writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (bbb) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the premises is
    
incidental to the sale of food;
        (2) the premises are located in a single-story
    
building of primarily brick construction containing at least 6 commercial units constructed before 1940;
        (3) the premises are located in a B3-2 zoning
    
district;
        (4) the premises are less than 4,000 square feet;
        (5) the church established its congregation in 1891
    
and completed construction of the church building in 1990;
        (6) the premises are located south of the church;
        (7) the premises and church are located on the same
    
street and are separated by a one-way westbound street; and
        (8) the principal religious leader of the church has
    
not indicated his or her opposition to the issuance or renewal of the license in writing.
    (ccc) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor within a full-service grocery store at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) as of March 14, 2007, the premises are located in
    
a City of Chicago Residential-Business Planned Development No. 1052;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (3) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
operation of a grocery store and comprises no more than 10% of the total in-store sales;
        (4) the owner and operator of the grocery store
    
operates at least 10 other grocery stores that have alcoholic liquor licenses within the same municipality;
        (5) the premises are new construction when the
    
license is first issued;
        (6) the constructed premises are to be no less than
    
50,000 square feet;
        (7) the school is a private church-affiliated school;
        (8) the premises and the property containing the
    
church and church-affiliated school are located on perpendicular streets and the school and church are adjacent to one another;
        (9) the pastor of the church and school has
    
expressed, in writing, support for the issuance of the license; and
        (10) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her support for the issuance of the license.
    (ddd) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church or school if:
        (1) the business has been issued a license from the
    
municipality to allow the business to operate a theater on the premises;
        (2) the theater has less than 200 seats;
        (3) the premises are approximately 2,700 to 3,100
    
square feet of space;
        (4) the premises are located to the north of the
    
church;
        (5) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of any church within 100 feet of the premises are located either on a different street or across a right-of-way from the premises;
        (6) the primary entrance of the premises and the
    
primary entrance of any school within 100 feet of the premises are located either on a different street or across a right-of-way from the premises;
        (7) the premises are located in a building that is at
    
least 100 years old; and
        (8) any church or school located within 100 feet of
    
the premises has indicated its support for the issuance or renewal of the license to the premises in writing.
    (eee) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church and school if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental to the
    
sale of food;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the principal
    
business carried on by the applicant on the premises;
        (3) a family-owned restaurant has operated on the
    
premises since 1957;
        (4) the premises occupy the first floor of a 3-story
    
building that is at least 90 years old;
        (5) the distance between the property line of the
    
premises and the property line of the church is at least 20 feet;
        (6) the church was established at its current
    
location and the present structure was erected before 1900;
        (7) the primary entrance of the premises is at least
    
75 feet from the primary entrance of the church;
        (8) the school is affiliated with the church;
        (9) the principal religious leader at the place of
    
worship has indicated his or her support for the issuance of the license in writing;
        (10) the principal of the school has indicated in
    
writing that he or she is not opposed to the issuance of the license; and
        (11) the alderman of the ward in which the premises
    
are located has expressed, in writing, his or her lack of an objection to the issuance of the license.
    (fff) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of a license authorizing the sale of alcoholic liquor at premises located within a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants and within 100 feet of a church if:
        (1) the sale of alcoholic liquor is not the
    
principal business carried on by the licensee at the premises;
        (2) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises is incidental to the operation of a grocery store;
        (3) the premises are a one-story building
    
containing approximately 10,000 square feet and are rented by the owners of the grocery store;
        (4) the sale of alcoholic liquor at the
    
premises occurs in a retail area of the grocery store that is approximately 3,500 square feet;
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