Liquor Control Commission, Illinois

Board and Commission Details

Contact Phone

312.814.2206; 217.782.2136


The Commission regulates Illinois businesses that manufacture, distribute, and sell alcoholic beverages; issues licenses; inspects liquor establishments; hears appeals from local liquor commission decisions; reviews citations; evaluates license revocations requested by Department of Revenue.


6 years, beginning February 1 of staggered even-numbered years, and until successor is appointed & qualified

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation

No more than 4 from same political party (see composition below)


Citizens of United States. No more than 4 from same political party. No person with financial interest in manufacture, sale, or distribution of liquor or convicted of violating federal or state liquor laws.


Chairperson, $$43,916per year; Members, $$38,428 per year; Secretary, $$42,398 per year


7 members appointed by Governor


Designated by the Governor


235 ILCS 5/3

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Sullivan, Brian 01/31/2030 04/12/2022 Republican Governor Member Montgomery
Pulido Sanchez, Patricia 01/31/2028 02/08/2016 Democrat Governor Member Cook
Berg, Cynthia 02/01/2026 10/07/2019 Republican Governor Chair Cook
LaMalfa, Julieta 01/31/2030 09/27/2019 Independent Governor Member Cook
Gibbons, Thomas 02/01/2028 03/21/2016 Independent Governor Member Cook
Spann Cooper, Melody 01/31/2030 07/16/2019 Democrat Governor Member Cook
Powell, Steven 01/31/2030 01/21/2020 Democrat Governor Member Lake