American Beverage Licensees Executive Director John Bodnovich: Statement on the NAS Report on Alcohol-Impaired Driving

American Beverage Licensees Executive Director John Bodnovich: Statement on the NAS Report on Alcohol-Impaired Driving   BETHESDA, MD – January 17, 2018 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study “Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a…

Closing Liquor Loopholes

Crain’s reporting and recent editorial on Illinois retailers shipping alcohol out of state missed key facts. It created the false impression that retailers are unfair targets of regulators or wholesalers. In reality, some retailers have long been in conflict with Illinois and other states’ laws and are now asking that the law not be applied…

Illinois: Modern Day Bootlegging

Authorities said the owners of Columbia Liquors concocted an elaborate scheme to skip paying taxes on alcohol purchased for their Hammond, Ind., store and then sold for millions in cash to Illinois stores from a backdoor register. According to a civil forfeiture case in the Northern District of Indiana, the government says Sam and Dipti…

Smoky Bars are Garbage and Ruin Drinking

Source: VinePair Adam Teeter November 23, 2017 During the holidays many of us will journey to far-flung hometowns to share meals with our families, and drink regrettable Jack-and-Cokes with our high-school classmates at townie dives. If, like me, you hail from one of the 14 states that still permit smoking in bars (real cigarettes, not…

Illinois: Interstate Wine Ban Hurts Us All

Source: Crain’s By CRAIN’S EDITORIAL BOARD November 23rd Say you live on the North Shore and frequent Pantheon Wine Shoppe, where you plan to buy a nice, rare Bordeaux for a valued New York client. Sorry, but unless you plan to deliver it yourself, you’re out of luck. For years, regulators have looked the other…