5.08.120 – Temporary License

Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, and provided that an applicant has otherwise fully complied with the requirements of this chapter and is eligible to receive a local liquor license, including the payment of the applicable local liquor license fee, the Local Liquor Control Commissioner may issue a temporary local liquor license.

A temporary local liquor license shall be valid for a period of two (2) months, unless sooner terminated, as hereinafter provided. The temporary license must show proof to the City of issuance of a State of Illinois liquor license.

A temporary local liquor license shall terminate upon the first of the following to occur:

  1. The expiration of two (2) months after the issuance of such temporary local liquor license;
  2. The receipt of satisfactory results with respect to the fingerprint(s) record search for the applicant and the issuance of the local liquor license otherwise provided for by this chapter;
  3. The receipt of results with respect to the fingerprint(s) record search for the applicant which would give the Local Liquor Control Commissioner grounds not to issue the local liquor license otherwise provided for by this chapter.

The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may issue no more than two (2) temporary local liquor licenses with respect to a particular application.  Any applicant requesting and receiving a temporary local liquor license does so at his own risk.  Under no circumstances shall the local license fee paid be prorated or refunded, even if no local liquor license is issued.

(2020-M-40: § 12; 2015-M-14: § 1; 2010-M-29: § 1)