State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT concerning alcoholic liquor.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Liquor Control Act of 1934 is amended  by
 5    changing Section 2-1 as follows:

 6        (235 ILCS 5/2-1) (from Ch. 43, par. 96)
 7        Sec.  2-1.   Scope  of  Act. No person shall manufacture,
 8    bottle, blend, sell, barter, transport,  transfer  into  this
 9    State  from  a point outside this State, deliver, furnish, or
10    possess any alcoholic liquor for  beverage  purposes,  unless
11    that  such person has been issued a license by the Commission
12    or except as permitted by Section 6-29 of this Act or  except
13    as  otherwise  specifically  provided  in this Act; provided,
14    however,  nothing  herein   contained   shall   prevent   the
15    possession  and  transportation  of  alcoholic  liquor by the
16    possessor for the personal use of the possessor, his  or  her
17    family  and guests, nor prevent the making of wine, cider, or
18    other alcoholic liquor by a person from  fruits,  vegetables,
19    or  grains,  or  the products thereof, by simple fermentation
20    and without distillation, if it is made solely for the use of
21    the maker, his or her family and  his  guests;  and  provided
22    further  that  nothing  in  this  Act  herein contained shall
23    prevent any duly licensed  practicing  physician  or  dentist
24    from  possessing  or  using  alcoholic  liquor  in the strict
25    practice of his or her profession, or any hospital  or  other
26    institution  caring  for  sick  and  diseased  persons,  from
27    possessing  and  using  alcoholic liquor for the treatment of
28    bona  fide  patients  of  that   such   hospital   or   other
29    institution;   and  provided  further  that  any  drug  store
30    employing a licensed pharmacist may possess and use alcoholic
31    liquors in the concoction of prescriptions of  duly  licensed
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 1    physicians;  and  provided  further,  that the possession and
 2    dispensation of wine by an authorized representative  of  any
 3    church  for  the  purpose of conducting any bona fide rite or
 4    religious ceremony conducted by that such church is shall not
 5    be prohibited by this Act.
 6    (Source: P.A. 90-739, eff. 8-13-98.)

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