Liquor License Restricted Area Map

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As stated in Illinois Public Act 093-0687:
“No license shall be issued for the sale at retail of any alcoholic
liquor within 100 feet of any church, school other than an institution
of higher learning, hospital, home for aged or indigent persons or for
veterans… ” and “nor to the renewal of a license for the sale at retail
of alcoholic liquor on premises within 100 feet of any church or school
where the church or school has been established within such 100 feet
since the issuance of the original license. In the case of a church, the
distance of 100 feet shall be measured to the nearest part of any
building used for worship services or educational programs and not to
property boundaries.” The Village of Wheeling takes this law a step
further and restricts liquor licenses within 100 ft of the property
boundary and not the building.

The Village of Wheeling put together a map showing 100 ft
boundaries around all schools in churches in the village to give them an
idea of where there might be conflicts for any business looking to
purchase a liquor license. Instead of taking the time to measure out
distances by hand, the map displays what areas could be included in the
restricted area. Although not the final determination of whether a
liquor license meets the village requirements, the map allows village
staff to get an idea where the restricted areas exist.

Liquor License Restricted Area Map

Blog_Liquor_License_Restricted_Area_Map.png

As stated in Illinois Public Act 093-0687:
“No license shall be issued for the sale at retail of any alcoholic
liquor within 100 feet of any church, school other than an institution
of higher learning, hospital, home for aged or indigent persons or for
veterans… ” and “nor to the renewal of a license for the sale at retail
of alcoholic liquor on premises within 100 feet of any church or school
where the church or school has been established within such 100 feet
since the issuance of the original license. In the case of a church, the
distance of 100 feet shall be measured to the nearest part of any
building used for worship services or educational programs and not to
property boundaries.” The Village of Wheeling takes this law a step
further and restricts liquor licenses within 100 ft of the property
boundary and not the building.

The Village of Wheeling put together a map showing 100 ft
boundaries around all schools in churches in the village to give them an
idea of where there might be conflicts for any business looking to
purchase a liquor license. Instead of taking the time to measure out
distances by hand, the map displays what areas could be included in the
restricted area. Although not the final determination of whether a
liquor license meets the village requirements, the map allows village
staff to get an idea where the restricted areas exist.