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About the ILCC

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) regulates the manufacture, distribution, and retail sale of alcoholic beverages in Illinois, as authorized by the Illinois Liquor Control Act [235 ILCS 5] (“Act”). Under the Act, the ILCC has the power to issue, suspend, and revoke state liquor licenses and Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) licenses; inspect and investigate any Illinois establishment where alcoholic liquors are manufactured, distributed, warehoused, or sold; and impose fines for violations of the Act. 

The ILCC is also responsible for developing industry education programs related to BASSET as well as administering a public awareness program to reduce or eliminate underage purchasing and consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under the age of 21. The ILCC is also tasked with the adoption of rules and regulations necessary for the ILCC to carry out its functions and duties so that the health, safety, and welfare of the People of the State of Illinois is protected, while promoting and fostering temperance in the consumption of alcoholic liquors. The ILCC is led by Executive Director Lisa Gardner, and is comprised of 4 main divisions: Enforcement, Industry Education, Legal and Licensing.