ARE LOCAL BREWERIES KILLING LOCAL BARS?

Have you been to Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood lately, where it seems there’s a brewery on every corner? On Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons, weekday happy hours, and just about any other time of any other day, the brewer taprooms are bustling. Down the street at the local bar, well, I have no idea what’s happening at the local bar,…

Gambling expansion revived in Illinois House but stalls in committee

Gambling expansion revived in Illinois House but stalls in committee Illinois State Capitol building. File/The State Journal-Register By Doug Finke State Capitol Bureau   Posted May 28, 2018 at 4:03 PM Updated May 28, 2018 at 6:07 PM   A massive gambling expansion bill stalled in a House committee Monday further clouding chances the bill can win approval before Thursday’s scheduled adjournment. The lead sponsor of…