(235 ILCS 5/5-5)
Late filing fees.
In the event that a liquor license holder
fails to submit a license renewal application to the Commission before or on
the expiration date of the current license, the licensee will be assessed a
late filing fee of $25. Late applications and instruments of payment will be
returned to the licensee. Late filing fees will be in addition to any fines or
penalties ordered for operating without a valid license.
Late filing fees shall not apply to a liquor license holder whose business or business operations have been suspended in any capacity due to any executive order issued on or after March 16, 2020 or any subsequent rule established by the Department of Public Health or any other agency of the State as a result of COVID-19. The late filing fee waiver shall remain in effect for 6 months after whichever of the following dates occurs the latest:
(1) the day on which the region in which the liquor
licensee is located enters Phase 4 of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan as issued on May 5, 2020;
(2) the day after the expiration of the latest
executive order that limits or interrupts the business or business operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; or
(3) the day after the expiration of any rules
established by the Department of Public Health or any other agency of the State that limit or interrupt the business or business operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Source: P.A. 101-631, eff. 6-2-20.)