Executive Order Issued to Suspend Liquor License Renewal Process

Mayoral Executive Order Assists Industries Struggling from COVID-19 Regulations

On Wednesday, March 18, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico signed an executive order extending all currently issued liquor licenses that were due to expire on April 30, 2020. This was the first executive order signed under the City’s local state of emergency declaration issued on March 17 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The executive order, which is available on the City’s website at www.naperville.il.us/coronavirus-resources, extends all currently issued liquor licenses that were due to expire on April 30, 2020, and suspends the City’s liquor license renewal process and any associated late fees. The order will remain in effect until a future date to be determined by the Mayor, who also serves as the City’s Liquor Commissioner.

“In these uncertain times, especially for our restaurant and hospitality industry, this executive order allows our liquor license holders peace of mind and removes a timely hurdle that would be unnecessarily burdensome to both our license holding businesses and city staff,” Chirico said.

Once a local state of emergency has been declared, the Mayor is authorized, through executive order, to relax City ordinances to deal with emerging issues resulting from the crisis. All executive orders issued by Mayor Chirico under the current declaration of local emergency will be posted to the City’s COVID-19 webpage at www.naperville.il.us/coronavirus-resources.

About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.