I know this is beating a dead horse, but just good to know. I got a response from the Illinois Liquor Commission. I will not be paying $40 to have my license reissued for some store policy.
Hi Matt: It's not against the law, per se, for them to sell to you. HOWEVER, we encourage licensees to set a store policy whereby they do NOT to accept vertical ID's (as the reason they were created was to make their job easier).
Ted Penesis, Education Manager
Illinois Liquor Control Commission