Good Job ILBA Rockford Chapter 59!

ILBA Rockford Chapter 59 – gives back to the community, even during these very trying times. https://ift.tt/35oiZfv ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -While this year has been tough for area bars and restaurants, owners a part of the Rockford chapter of the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association are giving back to local organizations in need. The group presents…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE OCTOBER 14, 2020

The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) continues to fight for our industry.   Reminder: Liquor License Renewal Date: Normally, liquor licenses expire on the last day of each month. Due to the hardships on liquor license holders because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, state law has extended the renewal dates of State liquor licenses and…

PPP FORGIVENESS PROCESS BEGINS

Restaurants may soon learn if their loans have become grants. Source: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/ By Peter Romeo Oct. 07, 2020 Restaurants who received funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) may soon learn if their loans have been forgiven. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) began processing applications for forgiveness on Friday, with some lenders already being…

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Easing COVID Restrictions

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Easing COVID Restrictions On Bars, Restaurants, Fitness Centers, Personal Services Syndicated Local – CBS Chicago  6 days ago   CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago restaurants will soon be able to serve more people indoors, and bars that don’t serve food will soon be able to resume service inside under loosened COVID-19 restrictions announced by Mayor…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE SEPT. 17, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) continues to work to keep our member’s businesses open. STATE LEVEL: The Governor announced the opening of the second round of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program.  These grants will be available to all small businesses statewide that experienced losses due to the COVID-19…

Bar Rescue: Pandemic Edition

Source: https://fortune.com/ JON TAFFER September 15, 2020 The first public building in America was a church. The second was a pub. Bars and restaurants are ingrained in our national culture and history. In many cases, the local pub or eatery is still truly a public house, a pillar of the community. Sadly, thanks to COVID-19’s…

Restaurant, bar owners’ petition seeks re-opening by Oct. 1

Lee Provost | lprovost@daily-journal.com | 815-937-3364 Sep 9, 2020 PLAINFIELD — A petition seeking the re-opening of restaurants and bars in Kankakee and Will counties is being circulated online and the author is proclaiming the shutdown has gone on far too long. “Enough is enough,” said Christina Kollintzas-Pavlis, of Plainfield, who began circulating the online petition…

Kristi Brown Joins Distilled Spirits Council as Senior Director for State Government Relations Central Region

Source: DISCUS September 9, 2020 The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced the appointment of Kristi Brown as Senior Director for State Government Relations. Kristi will take over lobbying activity in the central region states previously managed by DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations Dale Szyndrowski, who has announced his…

Mask & Video Gaming Announcement

August 25, 2020   ILBA Member, Governor J.B. Pritker issued the below information today. We have underlined and put asterisks next to the paragraphs that specifically impact our members.  Please feel free to contact the ILBA with any questions. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2020 STATE OF ILLINOIS UDPATES SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR RESTAURANTS AND BAR…