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The ILCC Chicago office will be closed Monday, March 4, 2024 for in person appointments.


ILCC Special Agents and Investigators conduct over 10,000 yearly liquor inspections throughout the State each year. Listed below are the Top Ten Violations reported during these inspections for a recent fiscal year. We encourage you to become familiar with this list and share it with your staff, so you can avoid making these same mistakes in your business.

  1. Personnel not BASSET certified
  2. Pregnancy warning sign not posted
  3. State liquor license not displayed
  4. Contaminated liquor
  5. Corporate status – "Not Good Standing"
  6. IBT (Illinois Business Tax) certificate not available
  7. Pre-mix alcoholic beverages not destroyed weekly
  8. 90 days of invoices unavailable
  9. Liquor purchased at retail
  10. Local liquor license not available

Will your business pass an ILCC inspection? Visit our Audio page to hear tips on how to avoid a violation in your business. Click on list common violations​ for some of the additional items checked during the inspection process.