For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Michelle Flagg November 24, 2020 217 720-7586

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) today announced additional measures to assist liquor license holders experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All licenses with a renewal date of March 31, 2020 or after are automatically extended to March 31, 2021.

Details for license renewals are outlined in the following bulletin. Licenses can easily be renewed online, and licensees do not have to wait to renew their license. If a license holder chooses to renew a license when it originally expires or at any time between original license expiration and March 31, 2021, the license holder may renew a license online at

License holders are encouraged to renew licenses prior to March 31, 2021 in to order to avoid administrative delays at the end of the first quarter of 2021. “Since March 2020 the ILCC has issued a series of temporary directives to provide swift regulatory and financial relief to all licensees during these difficult times.” said Chima Enyia, Executive Director, ILCC. “The Commission’s continued responsiveness to licensees, and collaboration with industry associations, local liquor commissions, law enforcement, local health departments, and the Governor’s Office will ensure that we can navigate the industry back to normalcy.”

Information on the State of Illinois’ central website for COVID-19 is available at For additional information related to COVID-19, license extensions and the ILCC, please visit the ILCC’s website at: