Gambling expansion revived in Illinois House but stalls in committee

Gambling expansion revived in Illinois House but stalls in committee Illinois State Capitol building. File/The State Journal-Register By Doug Finke State Capitol Bureau   Posted May 28, 2018 at 4:03 PM Updated May 28, 2018 at 6:07 PM   A massive gambling expansion bill stalled in a House committee Monday further clouding chances the bill can win approval before Thursday’s scheduled adjournment. The lead sponsor of…

Local 710 Reaches Tentative Agreement with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Teamsters Endorse Strong Contract, Secure Greatly Improved Benefits Posted on May 21, 2018 in Local News BOLINGBROOK, IL | The Teamsters Local 710 Bargaining Committee successfully secured a tentative agreement with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits today after a fast-paced bargaining session. “This entire committee was a force to be reckoned with,” said Mike Cales, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local…

Returns on beer purchases for a special event

  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS   Can a Special Use Retailer return unused, untapped beer after an event?   There are two classifications of events:  1) those sponsored by a not-for-profit organization (special event licensee) and, 2) those sponsored by a licensed retailer (special use).  The Commission has no objection if a distributor accepts a return…

New site opened for Koerner Distributor, Inc.

Serves 60 counties across central and southern Illinois Graham Milldrum Daily News May 13, 2018 Dean Kremer, chief financial officer for Koerner Distributor, leads a tour of the company’s newly completed warehouse, distribution center and office center on Friday. The company reduced three different centers to one location. Graham Milldrum photo One of the largest…

Understanding the Tip Income Protection Act of 2018

Good, bad or a litigation nightmare waiting to happen? Jim Coleman | Apr 24, 2018 Buried deep within the 2,000-plus pages of the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law earlier this year are three pages of legislative language that amend the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, of 1938 to prohibit employers — including managers and supervisors —…

House Passes Historic Digital Music Licensing Package

The House has unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act, a compromise bill that creates a framework for better compensating artists for digital plays of their music and making it easier for music rights organizations to collect those fees from distributors of streamed music like Pandora and Spotify, as they do from traditional plays on TV and…