ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE NOV. 13, 2020

Update on ILBA Legal Action: The Illinois 2nd Appellate Court reversed the Kane County Trial Court’s Temporary Restraining Order(TRO) and remanded the matter back to the Kane County Trial Court for a Status hearing scheduled for today. The ILBA is simultaneously petitioning the Illinois Supreme Court for a ruling on the question of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE NOVEMBER 5, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE     NOVEMBER 5, 2020 The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) decided to join ILBA Member FoxFire in Geneva as a named party in its second appellate action seeking to secure judicial authority to continue indoor service. Today legal challenges brought by attorney Tom DeVore in Sangamon County have been dismissed by Sangamon County…

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…