Amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934. Deletes language providing that, in any case where a licensee appeals to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission from an order or action of the local liquor control commission having the effect of refusing to grant a license, the licensee shall resume the operation of the licensed business pending the decision of the State Commission. Provides that an immediate suspension issued by a local liquor control commissioner under a specified provision does not constitute a first or second suspension within the preceding 12-month period. Provides that an Illinois circuit court with jurisdiction over the matter shall have exclusive jurisdiction to review an appeal of an immediate suspension by a local liquor control commissioner. Deletes language requiring the State Commission to render a decision affirming, reversing, or modifying an order or action within 30 days after the appeal was heard. Provides that, if a rehearing is granted by the State Commission, the State Commission shall hold the rehearing and render a decision within a reasonable time from the petition filing date (instead of 20 days from the filing of the application for rehearing with the secretary of the commission). Makes other changes.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 235 ILCS 5/7