If you look at the jukebox companies they may be of help. I have heard more than once when you find one that will agree to refer you to an attorney your pretty much getting a license. This is for bars, restaurants and this is with the understanding that you are going to use their machines.
I'm sure they are getting a referrers fee too but hey this is or how it used to be done.
As far as liquor distribution in the Great State of Illinois you may want to learn a bit about this man http://www.answers.com/topic/bill-wirtz
. He's got a pretty good grip on the entire state. This is the man who kept Seagram's from distributing there own brands here.
Yeah read down to "Wirtz Law" towards end of page.