Tipping point: Hike not to full $15 an hour

Lightfoot proposes minimum wage boost for tipped workers’ pay Chicago Tribune 14 Nov 2019 BY ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ AND JOHN BYRNE The Illinois Restaurant Association hailed the mayor’s plan. Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a plan Wednesday to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 and raise — but not eliminate — the subminimum…

ABL Celebrates 10th Annual Package Liquor Store Month This November

ABL Celebrates 10th Annual Package Liquor Store Month This November Annual Celebration Recognizes the Role Independent Off-Premise Retailers Have in Job Creation, Product Accessibility & Responsible Policies BETHESDA, MD – OCTOBER 31, 2019 – This November, American Beverage Licensees (ABL) and independent licensed beverage retailers nationwide will join together to celebrate the 10th Annual…

Molson Coors shifting North American HQ to Chicago

The company also plans to cut 400 to 500 jobs as new CEO Gavin Hattersley faces declining or flat sales of refrigerator staples like Miller Lite and Coors Light. Chicago is gaining another corporate headquarters. New Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley announced broad corporate changes today, planning to eliminate 400 to 500 corporate jobs in…

Ill. Liquor Distributor To Pay $950K To Settle EEOC Probe

Source: https://www.law360.com/ By Celeste Bott October 23, 2019 An Illinois liquor distributor has agreed to pay nearly $1 million to resolve a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation that found the company discriminated against sales employees based on race or national origin, the agency said Wednesday. Under the settlement, Breakthru Beverage Illinois LLC will pay…

Joint Statement by International Beverage Alcohol Associations in Response to U.S. Tariffs Imposed Today on Certain EU Distilled Spirits & Wines

Joint Statement by International Beverage Alcohol Associations in Response to U.S. Tariffs Imposed Today on Certain EU Distilled Spirits & Wines We are united in our opposition to the imposition of tariffs and clear in our view that there are no winners in a trade war.  Our 15 international beverage alcohol associations today sent…

Indiana beats Illinois in race to offer online sports betting

By Greg Bishop | The Center Square Indiana had already beat Illinois in a race to allow sports wagering at the state’s ten casinos and on Thursday, the Hoosier State also beat the Land of Lincoln in launching sports betting online. Analysts with PlayIndiana.com said the state’s sports betting operations could be the largest in the U.S., generating…

SALMAGUNDI: Local bars deserve seat at sports betting table

By Scott T. Holland Sept. 23, 2019 Larry Johnson is on the right track. Johnson, of downtown Ottawa’s JJ’s Tap, attended the recent Illinois Licensed Beverage Association state convention in Utica and talked with Shaw Media about fears the addition of legalized sports betting in Illinois will put a further squeeze on the bar business, much…