Liquor Licenses

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It is illegal under both state law and city ordinance to sell alcoholic liquor in the City of Bloomington without first obtaining liquor licenses from the City of Bloomington and the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.

New liquor licenses are created by a vote of the Bloomington City Council after a hearing in front of the Bloomington Liquor Commission.

For more information regarding the licensing and regulation of liquor license establishments by the City of Bloomington, contact the office of the Bloomington City Clerk at (309) 434-2240.

For information regarding the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, including information about state regulations, go to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission home page at