The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
The City of Chicago’s liquor license application process is designed to ensure that liquor licenses are issued only to persons who meet the eligibility requirements of the Chicago Municipal Code and the Illinois Liquor Control Act. A criminal background check is required for any person with 5% or more ownership in the business, corporate officers, site managers and/or persons loaning or giving 10% or more interest. The following list is a summary of all classes of individuals who are prohibited from holding any type of liquor license: