Upon the filing of an application for a new liquor license, the Liquor Control Commissioner shall review the applicant's credentials and requirements to determine if the license shall be granted. The criteria for the license are the following:
- The class of liquor license applied for;
- The past performance of the applicant, or if a partnership, that of each of the partners; or if a corporation, that of the officers, directors, and majority stockholder and manager, as a licensee;
- The character and reputation of the applicant; or if a partnership, that of each of the partners; or if a corporation, that of the officers, directors, and a majority stockholder and manager, as a licensee;
- The general design and layout of the proposed premises;
- The nature of entertainment, if any, which the applicant intends to provide;
- The compliance of the premises with all ordinances of the County and specifically health, building, zoning, property, maintenance, housing and fire safety ordinances;
- Any monies owed to the County by the applicant which have remained unpaid for a period of more than forty-five (45) days, whether for bills, taxes, license or otherwise;
- The number, class, and type of licensed premises within a one (1) mile radius of the proposed license premises, and within the County as a whole;
- The zoning, general character of the surrounding neighborhood and the projected impact of the premises upon the surrounding neighborhood and the County as a whole. A recommendation may be solicited from the Will County Land Use Department at the Liquor Control Commissioner's option.
- The law enforcement problems, if any, which would be created by the opening of the premises. A recommendation may be solicited from the Will County Sheriff's Department at the Liquor Control Commissioner's option.
(Res. 86-90, adopted 6-19-86; Am. Ord. 99-115, adopted 3-18-99)