Frat, Sorority Sisters Face Liability In Ill. Hazing Death

  Source: Law360 By Hannah Meisel January 19, 2018 The Illinois Supreme Court found Friday that the state’s anti-hazing statute allows sorority women at an event where a Northern Illinois University fraternity pledge drank himself to death to face liability along with the frat in a suit filed by the student’s father. The state’s high…

MADD Backs Scientists’ Goals for Reducing Drunken Driving But Doesn’t Endorse Lowering 0.08 Blood-Alcohol Limit

  Source: https://www.dallasnews.com/ Dana Branham, Breaking news reporter January 19th Mothers Against Drunk Driving largely supports recommendations from a group of scientists urging states to adopt laws that they say would reduce drunken driving, but MADD maintains its support for the current 0.08 drunken-driving threshold. The scientists, commissioned by the U.S. government, recommended that states…

American Beverage Licensees Executive Director John Bodnovich: Statement on the NAS Report on Alcohol-Impaired Driving

  Source: ABL January 17, 2018 American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study “Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem”. “Independent beverage business owners, with strong ties to their local communities, have long been engaged in…

Rockford leaders consider home rulel Leaders

By WIFR Newsroom | Posted: Tue 7:49 PM, Jan 09, 2018 Updated: Tue 10:43 PM, Jan 09, 2018 ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – For more than two decades, the city of Rockford has worked without home rule. Now leaders and business owners are taking a look at the positives and negatives of taking power back from…

Tips Equal Over Half Of Restaurant Staff Income, Report Says

Source: Law360 By Joyce Hanson January 11, 2018 More than half of earnings for waiters and bartenders come from tips, says a new report released Thursday as the U.S. Department of Labor considers reversing an Obama-era rule that prevents employers from redistributing servers’ tips to back-of-house employees. The new report from the National Employment Law…

IL Appeals Court to Hear Retailer Shipping Case Next Month

Source: Wine & Spirits Daily January 10, 2018 The state of Illinois and an Indiana retailer will soon get another chance to present their arguments for and against Illinois’ direct-to-consumer shipping laws during an appeal hearing set for February 16. WHAT TO KNOW. Under current Illinois law, alcohol retailers in the state must obtain a…

Section of Illinois DUI law ruled unconstitutional

• Illinois News Network • Jan 7, 2018 Anne Kitzman | Shutterstock Law enforcement officers investigating DUI cases need a warrant before drawing blood and urine samples from a driver suspected of being impaired, a split Illinois appeals court ruled. In a 2-1 decision, the 1st District Illinois Appellate Court ruled part of the state’s…