Liquor Licenses

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 The link below will take you to a packet of information to assist you with the liquor license application.  Please read the documents carefully.  

After a completed application, the $400 non-refundable application fee and all pertinent documentation has been submitted you will receive the date of the Liquor Commission meeting and City Council meeting.  Each application is required to appear on a liquor agenda and following the recommendation will appear on a City Council agenda.

  • Someone must attend both meetings to answer any questions. 
  • Failure to appear will result in your application being delayed to the next month or denied.  

If there are missing documents a listing of the items missing with submittal date will be given.  Should these documents not be received by the due date the application could be denied or held over to the next month’s meeting.  

After approval from the Liquor Commission and City Council please contact the City Clerk Department at 309-434-2240, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to discuss the issuance of the license.

*The 2020 Liquor Application Booklet is coming soon!