Longtime beer wholesaler to close after 70 years, sell rights to LaCroix, Modelo and other brands

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/ Greg Trotter August 2, 2018 After more than 70 years of business, Wheeling-based Skokie Valley Beverage Co. is closing its doors and selling off chunks of its North Side and north suburban distribution business to longtime competitors. Lakeshore Beverage Co., the Chicago area’s largest distributor of Budweiser – among scores of other brands…

Majority of Americans See No Health Impact From a Few Drinks

Source: https://news.gallup.com/ by Frank Newport July 31st 16% say drinking in moderation is good for health; 28% bad 55% say moderate drinking makes no difference Drinkers more positive on health effects than abstainers While the majority of Americans (55%) think that drinking in moderation makes no difference to their health, the percentage who say it…

NCSLA ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

Source: NCSLA July 27, 2018 The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, Incorporated (NCSLA) is pleased to announce the 2018 inductee to the NCSLA Hall of Fame, Mr. James Webster of the Chicago law firm Webster Powell, P.C. He is the eighth member of this elite group and was inducted in June at the 2018…

New book ‘Breakaway’ tells all about the Blackhawks-owning Wirtz family – and its painful saga

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/ July 20th Let the love begin: The 11th annual Chicago Blackhawks Convention starts July 27. Characterized to me by Tribune sports columnist David Haugh as an “annual opportunity for Hawks fans to take selfies with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews and hear how Chicago’s premier sports organization the past decade operates,” it will…

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION SUES TO PROTECT TIP CREDIT

Source: http://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/ By Peter Romeo Jul. 10, 2018 The litigation arm of the National Restaurant Association has sued the U.S. Department of Labor to overturn a requirement that restaurants forgo the tip credit when paying front-of-house employees who’ve spent more than 20% of their time on side work or other nontipped activities. The suit alleges…