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Alcohol laws in Forest Lake, Illinois

Forest Lake is a census designated place, which means it does not have a government of its own. This page reflects the hours of sale in Forest Lake and other unincorporated areas in Lake County.

Hours of sale for liquor stores, gas stations, and supermarkets:

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In Forest Lake, a census designated place in Lake County, Illinois, packaged alcoholic beverages may be sold between 6:00 a.m. and midnight, any day of the week.

However, the following exceptions apply:

Gas Stations. At gas stations, packaged alcoholic beverages may only be sold until 10:00 p.m.


Hours of sale for bars and restaurants:

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Alcoholic beverages may be served in bars and restaurants between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and between 5:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday.

However, the following exceptions apply:

Holidays. Alcoholic beverages may be served until 2:00 a.m. on the following nights:
  • New Year's Eve
  • The Sunday before Memorial Day
  • July 3
  • The Sunday before Labor Day