2018 ILBA Convention and Trade Show

133rd Annual ILBA Convention and Trade Show will be held September 16 – 18, 2018, in Springfield, IL. Trade Show will take place on Monday, September 17, 2018. Make plans now to join us for a Great Convention at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield, IL. We have top speakers in the industry, a…

Beer Battle Brews Between Craft-Beer Makers and Distributors

Brewers make push to sell directly to customers amid slowing sales growth Source: WSJ By Saabira Chaudhuri June 2, 2018 Small brewers are squaring off against distributors and bar owners in a fight for drinkers as craft beer’s once-explosive growth cools. Craft-beer volumes grew just 1.6% last year, according to trade association the Beer Institute,…

House sends Tobacco 21 measure to governor’s desk

Illinois News Network May 30, 2018   Legislation to raise the purchasing age of tobacco products including cigarettes to 21 in Illinois passed the Illinois House Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Bruce Rauner for his signature or a veto. The House approved the Tobacco 21 initiative on a largely party line vote, 61-49, on…

Marijuana, Opioids Rival Alcohol As Factors in Traffic Fatalities

Marijuana, Opioids Rival Alcohol As Factors in Traffic Fatalities Source: Forbes Greg Gardner May 31, 2018 Marijuana, opioids and non-alcoholic drugs are more likely to be found in drivers killed in vehicular crashes than alcohol, according to a new study released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The study, titled “Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and…