No license shall be issued by the Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­er to the following:

(A) A per­son who is not a res­i­dent of the Coun­ty except as pro­vid­ed in sub­sec­tion (L) of this Section.

(B) A per­son who is not of good char­ac­ter and rep­u­ta­tion in the com­mu­ni­ty in which he resides.

(C) A per­son who is not twen­­ty-one (21) years of age.

(D) A per­son who has been con­vict­ed of a felony under any fed­er­al or state law, unless the Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion­er deter­mines that such per­son has been suf­fi­cient­ly reha­bil­i­tat­ed to war­rant the pub­lic trust after con­sid­er­ing mat­ters set forth in such person’s appli­ca­tion and the Liquor Con­trol Commissioner’s inves­ti­ga­tion.  The bur­den of proof suf­fi­cient reha­bil­i­ta­tion shall be on the applicant.

(E) A per­son who has been con­vict­ed of being the keep­er of or is keep­ing a house of ill-fame.

(F) A per­son who has been con­vict­ed of pan­der­ing or oth­er crime or mis­de­meanor opposed to decen­cy or morality.

(G) A per­son whose license has pre­vi­ous­ly been revoked for cause.

(H) A per­son who, at the time of the appli­ca­tion for renew­al for any license issued here­un­der, would not be eli­gi­ble for such license upon first application.

(I) A co-part­n­er­­ship, if any gen­er­al part­ner­ship there­of or any lim­it­ed part­ner­ship there­of, own­ing more than five per­cent (5%) of the aggre­gate lim­it­ed part­ner inter­est in such co-part­n­er­­ship would not be eli­gi­ble to receive a license under this Chap­ter for any reason.

(J) A cor­po­ra­tion or lim­it­ed lia­bil­i­ty com­pa­ny if any offi­cer, man­ag­er or direc­tor there­of or any stock­hold­er or stock­hold­ers own­ing in the aggre­gate more than five per­cent (5%) of such cor­po­ra­tion, would not be eli­gi­ble to receive a license here­un­der for any rea­son oth­er than the require­ment for cit­i­zen­ship and residence.

(K) A cor­po­ra­tion or lim­it­ed lia­bil­i­ty com­pa­ny unless it is incor­po­rat­ed in the State of Illi­nois, or unless it is a for­eign cor­po­ra­tion which is qual­i­fied under the 
Busi­ness Cor­po­ra­tion Act of 1983” or the Lim­it­ed Lia­bil­i­ty Com­pa­ny Act to trans­act busi­ness in Illinois.

(L) A per­son whose place of busi­ness is con­duct­ed by a man­ag­er or agent unless the man­ag­er or agent is a res­i­dent of this Coun­ty and the man­ag­er or agent pos­sess­es the same qual­i­fi­ca­tions required by the licensee.

(M) A per­son who has been con­vict­ed of a vio­la­tion of any Fed­er­al or State law con­cern­ing the man­u­fac­ture, pos­ses­sion or sale of alco­holic liquor sub­se­quent to the pas­sage of the Act, or has for­feit­ed his bond to appear in court to answer charges for any such violation.

(N) A per­son who does not ben­e­fi­cial­ly own the premis­es for which a license is sought, or does not rent or have a lease there­on for the full peri­od for which the license is to be issued.

(O) Any law enforc­ing pub­lic offi­cial, includ­ing mem­bers of local liquor con­trol com­mis­sions, any may­or, alder­man, or mem­ber of a city coun­cil or com­mis­sion, any pres­i­dent of a vil­lage board of trustees, any mem­ber of a vil­lage board of trustees, or any chair­man or mem­ber of a coun­ty board; and no such offi­cial shall be inter­est­ed direct­ly in the man­u­fac­ture, sale or dis­tri­b­u­tion of alco­holic liquor, except that license may be grant­ed to such offi­cial in rela­tion to premis­es which are not locat­ed with­in the ter­ri­to­ry sub­ject to the juris­dic­tion of that offi­cial if the issuance of such license is approved by the Illi­nois Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion and the Liquor Con­trol Commissioner.

(P) A per­son who has been con­vict­ed of a gam­bling offense as pro­scribed by any of sub­sec­tions (a)(3) through (a)(11) of Sec­tion 28–1 of, or as pro­scribed by Sec­tion 28–1.1 or 28–3 of, the Crim­i­nal Code of 1961, or as pro­scribed by a statute replaced by any of the afore­said statu­to­ry provisions.

(Q) A per­son to whom a fed­er­al wager­ing stamp has been issued by the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment for the cur­rent tax period.

(R) A co-part­n­er­­ship to which a fed­er­al wager­ing stamp has been issued by the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment for the cur­rent tax peri­od, or if any of the part­ners have been issued a fed­er­al gam­ing device stamp or fed­er­al wager­ing stamp by the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment for the cur­rent tax period.

(S) A cor­po­ra­tion, if any offi­cer, man­ag­er or direc­tor there­of, or any stock­hold­er own­ing in the aggre­gate more than twen­ty per­cent (20%) of the stock of such cor­po­ra­tion has been issued a fed­er­al wager­ing stamp for the cur­rent tax period.

(T) Any premis­es for which a fed­er­al wager­ing stamp has been issued by the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment for the cur­rent tax period.

(U) Any per­son indebt­ed for any delin­quent real estate or per­son­al prop­er­ty tax­es, retailer’s occu­pa­tion tax, debt or oth­er finan­cial oblig­a­tion to the County.

(V) Any per­son not eli­gi­ble for a state retailer’s liquor license.

(W) For any oth­er rea­son as out­lined in the Act.

(See 235 ILCS Sec. 5/6–2)