Police ‘unprepared’ for pot-impaired drivers in Illinois, law enforcement leaders say

Source: https://herald-review.com/ June 19, 2019 Illinois law-enforcement officials are “incredibly unprepared” for the potential upswing in impaired driving that could result from legalization of recreational use of marijuana. That view of the impact of House Bill 1438 came from a Chicago-area police officer spearheading a pilot program to develop a roadside chemical test for marijuana.…

For those with liquor licenses, everything’s in the cards

Sun, 06/09/2019 – 7:00am | The News-Gazette Photo by: Robin Scholz illustration/The News-Gazette Bartender Chrissy Tucker checks an ID on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Esquire Lounge in downtown Champaign. By JOSE ZEPEDA jzepeda@news-gazette.com SAVOY — With businesses facing strict penalties for serving minors, local bars appear to be in agreement with each other when it…

Federal legislation introduced to ban cashless stores

Source: CSA MARIANNE WILSON May 17, 2019 The movement to require stores and restaurants to accept cash is gaining steam. Months after the city of Philadelphia and the state of New Jersey passed laws requiring retailers to take cash, two lawmakers in Congress have introduced bills that would put a ban on cashless stores nationwide.…

Lowering the legal alcohol level glosses over the problem

Source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/ By Richard Berman April 29, 2019 ANALYSIS/OPINION: In early January of this year, a drunk driver traveling the wrong direction on the freeway collided head-on with the Abbas family’s SUV. Dr. Rima Abbas, her husband and their three children tragically did not survive the collision, nor did Joey Lee Bailey, the driver of…