(A) The Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­er is autho­rized to grant and issue licens­es to per­sons to sell at retail and to keep and offer for sale at retail alco­holic liquors with­in the Coun­ty upon the con­di­tions and in the man­ner pro­vid­ed by this Chap­ter and by the Act, and not oth­er­wise.  The Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­er shall pro­vide a form of appli­ca­tion to any applicant.

(B) Pri­or to issuance of a license, the appli­cant shall com­plete and sub­mit to the Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­er, an appli­ca­tion, togeth­er with a non-refund­able first time appli­ca­tion fee of One Hun­dred Dol­lars ($100.00), said appli­ca­tion must be in writ­ing and under oath, stat­ing the following:

  1. The name, age, and address of the appli­cant in the case of an indi­vid­ual; in the case of a co-part­n­er­­ship, the per­sons enti­tled to share in the prof­its there­of, and in the case of a cor­po­ra­tion for prof­it or a club, the date of incor­po­ra­tion, the object for which it was orga­nized, the names and address­es of the offi­cers, direc­tors and the name of the per­son who will be man­ag­ing the estab­lish­ment for which the license is sought, and if a major­i­ty in inter­est of the stock of such cor­po­ra­tion is owned by one (1) per­son or their nom­i­nee, the address and name of such person.
  2. The cit­i­zen­ship of the appli­cant, his place of birth and if a nat­u­ral­ized cit­i­zen, the time and place of his naturalization.
  3. The char­ac­ter of busi­ness of the appli­cant, and in the case of a cor­po­ra­tion, the objects for which it was formed.
  4. The length of time that the appli­cant has been engaged in the busi­ness of that char­ac­ter or in the case of a cor­po­ra­tion, the date on which its char­ter was issued.
  5. The loca­tion and descrip­tion of the premis­es or place of busi­ness which is to be oper­at­ed under such license.
  6. Whether appli­cant has made sim­i­lar appli­ca­tion for a sim­i­lar oth­er license on premis­es oth­er than described in the appli­ca­tion and the dis­po­si­tion of such application.
  7. That appli­cant has nev­er been con­vict­ed of a felony and is not dis­qual­i­fied to receive a license by rea­son of any mat­ter or thing con­tained in the Act or in this Chapter.
  8. Whether a pre­vi­ous license issued to the appli­cant by any state, or sub­di­vi­sion there­of, or by the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has been revoked and the rea­sons for such revocation.
  9. That they will not vio­late any of the laws of the State of Illi­nois or of the Unit­ed States, or any of the pro­vi­sions of this Chap­ter in the con­duct of their place of business.

(C) In the case of a part­ner­ship or cor­po­ra­tion, the infor­ma­tion and state­ments required by this Sec­tion shall be fur­nished as to each part­ner, and with respect to a cor­po­ra­tion, the infor­ma­tion and state­ments required by this Sec­tion shall be fur­nished as to the pres­i­dent of the cor­po­ra­tion, the sec­re­tary of the cor­po­ra­tion, the direc­tors of the cor­po­ra­tion, and with respect to the per­son who is to man­age the estab­lish­ment for which a license is sought.

(D) If the appli­ca­tion is made on behalf of a part­ner­ship, firm, asso­ci­a­tion, club or cor­po­ra­tion, then the same shall be signed and sworn to by at least two (2) mem­bers of such part­ner­ship, firm, asso­ci­a­tion or club, or by the pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary of such corporation.

(E) The orig­i­nal appli­ca­tion shall be retained by the Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­er and copies shall be giv­en to the Deputy Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­ers, the Sher­iff and the State’s Attor­ney.  The Deputy Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­ers, the Sher­iff and the State’s Attor­ney shall endorse on the copies their approval or dis­ap­proval of the appli­ca­tion and may make fur­ther com­ments regard­ing the appli­ca­tion.  The copies shall be returned to the Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­er and the endorse­ments and com­ments of the Deputy Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­ers, the Sher­iff and the State’s Attor­ney shall be con­sid­ered by the Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­er as an aid in decid­ing whether the license should be issued or refused.  (See 235 ILCS 5/7–1)