Illinois law allows cocktails to-go for another five years

By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square Jun 28, 2023 The Center Square) – Illinoisans will continue to be able to enjoy restaurant-made cocktails from the comfort of their own home. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law that will allow bars and restaurants to continue serving cocktails to-go for another five years. Andy Deloney, the head of…

Fight over tipped workers’ wages heating up in Chicago

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Advocates have said they are getting closer in their efforts to get Chicago to eliminate the subminimum wage, which allows restaurant owners and other businesses to pay their employees who also earn tips less than the minimum wage. Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association, said on WBBM’s “At Issue” program…

2023 ILBA CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW

2023 ILBA 137th Annual Convention and Business Meeting – September 10-12, 2022 in Rock Island, IL. Make plans now to join us for a Great Convention at the Holiday Inn in Rock Island, IL. We have top speakers in the industry, a superb on-site Trade Show, great hospitality and social events. The ILBA has a…

Alcohol No Longer The Most Abused Drug by American Children

Source: https://www.sciencealert.com/ June 23, 2023 The youth of America are abusing booze less and weed more, according to research that looked at two decades of data on teens and school-aged children who wound up seeking medical care after taking various substances. Adolescent cannabis abuse has increased by a whopping 245 percent in the US since…

Push to Hike Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers in Chicago Begins

Heather Cherone | June 21, 2023 6:25 pm Nearly a dozen alderpeople — all allies of Mayor Brandon Johnson — launched a concerted effort Wednesday to require all Chicago businesses to pay their workers the same minimum hourly wage, regardless of whether they earn tips. Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward), the mayor’s floor leader, cast the One…

Illinois: ILCC Files Emergency Rule Regulating Placement and Display of Co-Branded Alcoholic Beverages in Retail Establishments

Source: Press Release By: Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton June 11, 2023 Emergency Rule Filed to Prevent Consumer Confusion Between Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) filed an emergency rule on May 26, 2023, to protect the public from confusion between alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages of the same brand and to…