The State of Illinois and Iroquois County have recently joined forces to launch the Iroquois County Liquor Inspection Pilot Program. It's an effort to improve the allocation of alcohol beverage compliance resources. Under the agreement, the Iroquois County Health Department has begun carrying out Standard Liquor Inspections for all Iroquois County license holders on behalf of the State of Illinois. Utilizing existing State resources, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) is providing financial assistance and training for designated local inspectors.
The Iroquois County Health Department began conducting inspections for the 79 Iroquois County license holders upon the completion of ILCC training in August and will continue through June 30, 2018 when the pilot program concludes. Inspections include areas of local concern, such as health/sanitation, license and insurance verifications, and deceptive practices. Under the terms of the agreement, local officials are required to report their findings to the state commission, which may result in further adjudicative action.
The Liquor Inspection Pilot Program includes the jurisdictions of all incorporated and unincorporated areas within the County.