Governor Rauner Signs Bill Drafted By Riverside Chief, MADD

Riverside Chief Thomas Weitzel said this is the first such wrong-way driving DUI legislation in the nation. By Andrea Earnest, Patch Staff | Aug 30, 2018 2:10 pm ET RIVERSIDE, IL — Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed House Bill 4554, which was drafted by Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. After an off-duty Chicago Ridge…

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION HONORS KEY INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE

Source: SKY RANCH FOUNDATION September 2018 Sky Ranch Foundation, now in our 58th year, continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth on behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry. The Foundation has recognized and honored long-time wine and spirits industry executive & Foundation Vice President and board member Peggy Donovan for 25+ years of service and…

Officials to push for Rockford casino at Chicago gaming summit

In Illinois, the push for a Rockford casino continues as the mayor and local state representatives of the Land of Lincoln travel to Chicago on Wednesday for a hearing on gaming expansion. According to MyStateline.com… The midwestern state that borders Indiana in the east and the Mississippi River in the west has only allowed for 10 casinos statewide over…

Is this the secret of happiness, health and a long life? Oxford professor of evolutionary psychology argues alcohol has been key to mankind’s survival and success

Friendships protect us against outside threats and internal stresses For humans this is where shared bottle of red wine plays powerful role Alcohol causes us to lose social inhibitions and become over-friendly It triggers brain mechanism intimately involved in building friendships Source: Daily Mail By ROBIN DUNBAR 24 August 2018 Why do humans drink? To…

The dangers of drugged driving

Source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/ By Rick Berman August 20, 2018 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently launched their “Drive high, get a DUI” campaign to educate the public about the dangers of drug impaired driving. The announcement is welcome as marijuana use is becoming increasingly common across the country – not to mention around the…

Illinois Bar Owners Voice Opposition to Law Allowing Taprooms to Sell Other Companies’ Beer and Cider

Following the signing of a law allowing Illinois breweries to immediately begin selling beer and cider from outside beer companies in their taprooms, several Chicago restaurant and craft beer bar owners expressed concern that new regulations create additional competition for their businesses. On August 11, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 4897, which allows licensed…

Killer cocktails: Why it happens overseas and not here

Source: http://thehill.com/ BY DAWSON HOBBS 8/12/18 Jet fuel, embalming fluid, methanol, battery acid and antifreeze. This isn’t a roster of drop offs at the neighborhood hazardous materials recycling center, it’s a list of products added to counterfeit and black market alcohol sold in foreign countries around the world, according to a recent report by a…