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The Chairman and Commissioners are appointed to a six-year term by the Governor and require confirmation by the Illinois Senate. They hold formal hearings to weigh violations resulting from state liquor inspections or hear appeals challenging local liquor commissioner orders. In addition, the Chairman and one Commissioner serve on the City of Chicago’s Liquor License Appeal Commission.



Cynthia Berg



Thomas Gibbons

Patricia Pulido Sanchez

Melody Spann Cooper

Julieta LaMalfa

Steven Powell

Brian Sullivan


Executive Director

Lisa Gardner


Associate Director

Dana O'Leary


Chief Legal Counsel

Noel Quanbeck


Chief of Enforcement

Noel Sanchez


Licensing Administrator

Dusanka Marijan


Industry Education

Nicole Sanders


BASSET Manager

Lee Roupas