Applications need to be filed with the Clerk's Office at least 30 days prior to issuance of any license. The applicant should contact the City Clerk to determine when their application will go before the Liquor Commission for review. At the time of application there is a non-refundable filing fee of $100.
All applications for liquor licenses are available in the Clerk’s office (2nd floor of Uptown Station/City Hall). Contact the Clerk’s office for explicit details for filing. You may call the Town Clerk at (309) 454-9509.
Section 4.5 of the Municipal Code outlines the application process and what information, documents and statements are needed. For example: bond, dram shop insurance, resident agent, financial statement, business plan, etc.
Chapter 4 of the Municipal Code deals with liquor license requirements and provides more information about:
Curbside Pickup and Deliveries
Normal Local Liquor Commission and Commissioner
Restriction of License
Hearing on License Application and Granting of License
Term of License, Payment of Fees
Classification and Fees
Transfer of License
Refunds of License Fees and Renewals of Licenses
Employment of Underage Persons
Acts of Agents or Employees; Liability of Licensee