Restaurants, bars complying with Langfelder’s executive order

by Matt Roy Monday, August 10th 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Springfield Police and Fire Departments are now working to make sure everyone is complying with Mayor Jim Langfelder’s latest executive order by doing spot checks of local bars and restaurants. According to Springfield Fire Chief Allen Reyne, 95% of the establishments that inspectors went into this…

Reyes Beverage Group to Fold Windy City into Chicago Beverage Systems

Source: https://www.brewbound.com/ Justin Kendall Aug. 7, 2020 The Reyes Beverage Group announced plans today to merge operations of its Chicagoland wholesalers – Windy City Distributing and Chicago Beverage Systems – into one company by mid-October. “For the past eight years, CBS and Windy City have operated independent businesses servicing an overlapping territory with common customer…

Chicago Sun Times interviews Exec. Director Dan Clausner

Chicago Sun Times – August 3, 2020 By Rachel Hinton  Aug 3, 2020, 12:41pm CDT Suburban bars, restaurants asked to take voluntary steps to combat COVID-19 surge: ‘In the carrot stage, not the stick’ Bars, taverns and other places that serve alcohol without a retail food license are being asked to discontinue indoor service. Fitness classes in…

ABL Elects Officers for 2020-2022

ABL Elects Officers for 2020-2022 July 30, 2020 BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) elected officers to two-year terms at the association’s 18th Annual Meeting in July.  Officers elected were Mat Dinsmore of Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colorado, Treasurer; Juan Negrin of Super Wine Warehouse in Paterson, New Jersey, Vice President…

Chicago Considers Flavored Tobacco Ban

Illinois Association of Convenience Stores CEO says move would hurt c-stores’ bottom line By Hannah Prokop on Jul. 08, 2020 CHICAGO — A proposed Chicago ordinance seeking to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in the city could destroy a category that makes upwards of 30% of convenience stores’ in-store sales, one opponent of the ban said.Illinois c-stores…

Chicago closes loophole

Chicago closes loophole, taxes remote DTC wine sales starting July 2020 Source: <https://www.avalara.com/> https://www.avalara.com/ Gail Cole Jun 30, 2020 As of July 1, 2020, wineries are required to collect Chicago liquor tax on sales made directly to consumers with a Chicago address. This is a significant departure from previous policy: Chicago liquor tax applied only…

PLACE YOUR BETS – GAMING IS BACK

PLACE YOUR BETS By BEN ZIGTERMAN bzigterman@news-gazette.com CHAMPAIGN — Beginning at 9 a.m. today, video-gambling machines at establishments around the state will be turned on for the first time since March 16, when they were shut down because of the coronavirus. Of course, that’s assuming all goes smoothly, which isn’t a take-it-to-the-bank bet. “We’ve been…