(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:
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.
The citizenship of the applicant, his place of birth and if a naturalized citizen, the time and place of his naturalization.
The character of business of the applicant, and in the case of a corporation, the objects for which it was formed.
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.
The location and description of the premises or place of business which is to be operated under such license.
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.
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 Actor in this Chapter.
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a previous license issued to the applicant by any state, or subdivision thereof, or by the federal government has been revoked and the reasons for such revocation.
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)