Illinois Bill that legalizes retailer delivery passes both houses

Source: https://irishliquorlawyer.com/ January 13, 2021 Illinois Senate Bill (SB) 54, which would legalize retailer liquor delivery passed both houses. Under present law in Illinois, delivery is controlled by the localities. Numerous situations occurred throughout the years where a local government banned liquor delivery and put its retailers at a disadvantage. These situations influenced SB 54,…

ILBA Informational Update Jan. 18, 2021

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE January 18, 2021 Illinois Department of Public Health changes resurgence criteria for opening bars and restaurants in various regions. Region 3 (Springfield, Quincy) and Region 5 (Southern Illinois) move back into Phase 4 Region 1 (Rockford), Region 2 (Rock Island, Peoria, Bloomington), Region 6 (Champaign, Decatur, Effingham) move to Tier 1 Regions…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE DECEMBER 30, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE December 30, 2020   We hope that you, your loved ones, and your employees are safe and well.  The year 2020 with the COVID19 mitigations has been challenging for us in Illinois.  Your ILBA will continue to advocate for the hospitality business next year.  Here’s to a better 2021! New $900 Billion…

EEOC issues new COVID-19 guidance, saying employers can mandate vaccinations

But employment lawyer notes restaurant operators face special challenges Source: https://www.nrn.com/ Ron Ruggless Dec 21, 2020 Despite new guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that lets employers require COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace, restaurant operators face special challenges in rolling out such a mandate. Employment lawyer Mary Leigh Pirtle of the Tennessee-based firm of…

EEOC issues new COVID-19 guidance, saying employers can mandate vaccinations

But employment lawyer notes restaurant operators face special challenges Source: https://www.nrn.com/ Ron Ruggless Dec 21, 2020 Despite new guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that lets employers require COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace, restaurant operators face special challenges in rolling out such a mandate. Employment lawyer Mary Leigh Pirtle of the Tennessee-based firm of…

INFORMATIONAL UPDATE December 18, 2020

ILBA’S CENTRAL ILLINOIS LICENSED BEVERAGE ASSOC. (CILBA) CHAPTER 43 Call to Action – Save Our Jobs! A Peaceful Protest & Rally for Hospitality Employees & Businesses Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 1PM. Join the CILBA (Central Illinois Licensed Beverage Association) Chapter 43 in Springfield at 1pm “Eat-In” Protest on the sidewalk near the Governor’s Mansion.  Please…

INFORMATIONAL UPDATE DECEMBER 3, 2020

Illinois Liquor Control Extends Liquor License Renewal Date and Updates Delinquency Info:       https://www2.illinois.gov/ilcc/Pages/Home.aspx Due to the hardships on liquor license holders as a result of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, all licenses with a renewal date of March 31, 2020 or after are automatically extended to March 31, 2021. Please copy and paste this link into…

Illinois: Rather than battle through a winter of COVID-19, some Chicago restaurants make a simpler calculation: Close until spring

Source: https://www.chicagotribune.com/ By JOSH NOEL NOV 19, 2020 The modern day Logan Square icon, which has cultivated cozy neighborhood whiskey sipping and high-end pub eating as much as any restaurant in Chicago, had launched a pickup and delivery menu in late October with an emphasis on food that traveled well: sandwiches, salads and a few…