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Legal Division

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Legal Division Overview:

The Legal Division is responsible for counseling the Commissioners and the Executive Director on interpretations of the Illinois Liquor Control Act and its Rules and Regulations. The Division reviews all violations to weigh the severity of the offenses. Minor offenses are handled quickly through an administrative review process, similar to paying parking tickets. When necessary, the Division holds pre-disciplinary conferences with licensees. More serious violations are reviewed by a staff attorney and a citation is prepared for formal hearing before the Commissioners. The Legal Division continuously communicates with the public regarding explanations and interpretations of the provisionary rules and regulations of the Illinois Liquor Control Act, including Happy Hour prohibitions, advertising, liquor storage, licensing and purchasing.


Visit the Legal FAQ page for answers to the most frequently asked licensing questions.

FOIA Request:

FOIA requests are handled by our legal division. To submit a FOIA request, please download and complete the following form: FOIA Request Form