The state loosening its grip on the sale and delivery of our beloved frothy beverages isn't news. But before you start chugging your favorite brews at any time of day, it's important to note that the hours and days for liquor sales may vary depending on your specific location.

That's right, it's like a choose-your-own-adventure novel, but with beer. In some counties, you may be able to crack open a cold one on a Sunday morning. But in others, it's strictly prohibited. So, if you're planning on having a beer-filled weekend, make sure to check with your local authorities first.


And what about delivery? Well, that's now a possibility too! But before you start ordering cases of beer to be dropped off at your doorstep, it's important to note that local laws may vary regarding the time of delivery. So, if you're planning on having a beer-filled evening, make sure to check with your local authorities first.

The new laws also allow for the sale of beer in growlers, refillable containers typically used for draft beer. This means you can now take home draft beer in growlers, provided that it is done in compliance with state and local laws. This is great news for those who love a good draft beer but don't want to drink a whole keg by themselves (which is totally understandable).

Areas Where Liquor Cannot Be Purchased In Illinois On Sundays

  • Village of Ashmore
  • City of Atlanta (Except once a month which requires an off-premise permit>)
  • Village of Belgium
  • Village of Blandinsville
  • City of Bridgeport
  • City of Bushnell
  • City of Carmi
  • County of Coles
  • City of Delavan
  • Village of Dowell
  • City of Georgetown
  • Village of Glasford
  • Village of Industry
  • Village of Lakemoor
  • City of Lawrenceville
  • Village of Lovington
  • City of Mason City
  • City of Newman
  • Village of Oblong
  • Village of Ridge Farm
  • City of Shawneetown
  • Village of Tamms
  • Village of Thebes

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There are a few other areas with restrictions on liquor sales on Sundays.

In Rochelle, no sales are allowed on Sundays except at restaurants and clubs but it must be served with food and not at a bar.

In Morrison, only the golf course is permitted, which is from 10 am‐10 pm.,

In Mount Pulaski, liquor can be sold on Sundays  "sometimes."

Illinois has officially given us the green light to enjoy our favorite beers in new and exciting ways. Just make sure to check with your local authorities first, or you might end up with a fine instead of a cold one.

You can find the exact days/hours for liquor sales in every county, city, or village in Illinois here.

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