5.08.030 – Local Liquor Control Commissioner – Powers, Duties and Functions

The Local Liquor Control Commissioner shall have the following powers, duties and functions with respect to local liquor licenses:

  1. To grant and/or suspend for not more than thirty days or revoke for cause, all local liquor licenses issued to persons or entities for premises within the City, and to impose fines as authorized in this chapter;
  2. To enter or to authorize any law enforcing officer to enter, at any time, upon any premises licensed hereunder to determine whether any of the provisions of the Liquor Control Act or City ordinance or any rules or regulations adopted by the City or by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission have been or are being violated, and at such time to examine the premises of the licensee in connection therewith.  Any person or persons appointed by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner pursuant to Section 5.08.020 shall have the powers given to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner by this subsection;
  3. To receive complaints from any citizen within the City that any provision of the Liquor Control Act or of this chapter have been or are being violated and to act upon such complaints in the manner provided by law;
  4. To receive local liquor license fees and pay same to the City. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner also has the duty to notify the Secretary of State of any convictions or dispositions of court supervision for violation of Section 6-20 of the Liquor Control Act;
  5. To examine or cause to be examined, under oath, any applicant for a local liquor license or for a renewal thereof, or any licensee upon whom notice of revocation, suspension or fine has been served, or any licensee against whom a citation proceeding has been instituted by the State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission; to examine or cause to be examined, the books and records of any such applicant or licensee; and to hear testimony and take evidence for his information in the performance of his duties, and for such purposes to issue subpoenas which shall be effective in any part of this State.  For the purposes of obtaining any information desired by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, he may authorize his agent to act on his behalf;
  6. To notify the Secretary of State of Illinois where a club incorporated under the General Not for Profit Corporation Act of 1986 (805 ILCS 105/101.01 et seq., as amended) or a foreign corporation functioning as a club in this State under a certificate of authority issued under that Act has violated this chapter by selling or offering for sale at retail alcoholic liquors without a local liquor license pursuant to this chapter.
(2015-M-14: § 1; 2010-M-29: § 1; 2004-M-12: § 1; 1976-M-5: (part); Prior code: § 24.003(A))