ILBA Welcome’s Intern Cassandra McCoy

The ILBA would like to welcome Cassandra McCoy to the team as an intern for Spring 2022. She is in her last undergraduate semester at University of Illinois Springfield. Her bachelor’s degree will be in Business Administration with a minor in Finance. You might hear her bubbly voice when calling us or see her at…

The states raising minimum wages in 2022 are.

The states raising minimum wages in 2022 are. Source: https://chainstoreage.com/ January 4, 2022 Twenty-five states are increasing minimum wages in 2022. Nearly half of the country welcomed in the new year by increasing minimum wages for hourly workers. While the federal minimum wage has remained stuck at $7.25 per hour since 2009, many individual states…

A YEAR END NOTE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIEL D. CLAUSNER

ILBA Members: The calendar is moving into 2022 and we must confess that 2021 was another challenging year.  We’ve had 2 years impacted by the COVID19 Pandemic. The effects of the virus and subsequent mitigations are unforgetable.  The ILBA has advocated for our membership and our hospitality industry with steadfast effort.  The communication to and…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE DECEMBER 21, 2021

INFORMATIONAL UPDATE December 22, 2021 Governor Pritzker Signs HB3136 – Legislation highlights include: (1) Prohibits the Push Tax (however it grandfathers in the municipalities that previously passed push tax before Monday, Nov. 1, 2021). (2) $250 VGT fee maximum for non-home rule municipalities. (3) 50/50 Split VGT Municipal Fees with Terminal Operators (4) Tier 1…

Retail Industry Seeks Clarity on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

OSHA is working on a rule for private businesses with 100 or more employees to require the shot or weekly testing. Source: https://csnews.com/ September 14, 2021 President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses with 100 or more employees raised several questions in the retail community. In his announcement, the president said workers would be…

Replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Please share the video link below on your social media platforms. Thank you. Yesterday 9/9/2021, members of the House Committee on Small Business gathered to review the budget reconciliation package. They had the opportunity to include additional restaurant relief in the budget currently before the U.S. Congress but did not commit to action. While that’s disappointing,…

INFORMATIONAL UPDATE SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

Best Wishes for a safe and prosperous Labor Day weekend!   135th ILBA Annual Convention/Trade Show, Sept. 26 – 28, 2021 in Effingham. Below find, the link to the registration: https://ilba.net/forms/2021-Convention-Trade-Show-Registration-Forms.pdf Convention Registrations are due before September 13 to avoid paying the late fee of $25/person. Convention Schedule: Sunday  September 26 1PM – 5PM                             Registration…

Chicago Accuses Grubhub, DoorDash Of Deceptive Practices

Source: https://www.law360.com/ By Craig Clough August 27, 2021 The city of Chicago filed lawsuits against Grubhub and DoorDash on Friday, accusing the food delivery companies of using various deceptive practices to fool customers into paying higher prices, with the city’s mayor also chastising the companies for trying to “take advantage” of restaurants and consumers during…

Retail Shipping Case in Illinois Dismissed Before Trial

Source: https://www.alcohollawreview.com/ August 27, 2021 There is one less dormant commerce clause challenge to the ability of a state to restrict out of state retailers after the case in Illinois was dismissed. Judge John Lee of the Northern District of Illinois signed the order of dismissal. This case had been slated to start as a…

ABL Cancels 2021 Annual Meeting in New Orleans

ABL Cancels 2021 Annual Meeting in New Orleans BETHESDA, MD – August 27, 2021 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement on the cancellation of the 2021 ABL Annual Meeting, scheduled for October 17-18, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana: “After weeks of careful consideration and monitoring of the…