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…

Illinois Rolls Back LLC Fees

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation that substantially reduces startup, annual filing and other fees for limited liability companies (LLCs), the organizational structure preferred by many of Illinois’ 1.2 million small businesses. The new law will encourage more businesses to form in Illinois rather than go to other states to escape high fees. Effective today, the…

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

BETHESDA, MD – 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…

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

American Beverage Licensees Executive Director John Bodnovich: Statement on the NAS Report on Alcohol-Impaired Driving   BETHESDA, MD – 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…

Closing Liquor Loopholes

Crain’s reporting and recent editorial on Illinois retailers shipping alcohol out of state missed key facts. It created the false impression that retailers are unfair targets of regulators or wholesalers. In reality, some retailers have long been in conflict with Illinois and other states’ laws and are now asking that the law not be applied…

Illinois: Modern Day Bootlegging

Authorities said the owners of Columbia Liquors concocted an elaborate scheme to skip paying taxes on alcohol purchased for their Hammond, Ind., store and then sold for millions in cash to Illinois stores from a backdoor register. According to a civil forfeiture case in the Northern District of Indiana, the government says Sam and Dipti…