The Chairman and Commissioners are appointed to a six-year term by the Governor and require confirmation by the Illinois Senate. They hold formal hearings to weigh violations resulting from state liquor inspections or hear appeals challenging local liquor commissioner orders. In addition, the Chairman and one Commissioner serve on the City of Chicago’s Liquor License Appeal Commission.




Cynthia Berg



Thomas Gibbons

Patricia Pulido Sanchez

Melody Spann Cooper

Julieta LaMalfa

Donald G. O'Connell 

Steven Powell



Executive Director:

Lisa Gardner

Associate Director:

Thomas Schlenhardt

Director of Enforcement:

Lester Peterson

Licensing Administrator:

Dusanka Marijan

Industry Education: 

Michelle Flagg

BASSET Manager:

Lee Roupas