ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 19

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 19, 2020 COVID19 DISRUPTION – TUESDAY MAY 19, 2020 ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS TO SPRINGFIELD: A Special Session will convene on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 and will be limited to Budgetary, COVID19 Pandemic, Economic Recovery, Constitutional Amendments, and a few other issues. ACTION ALERT: BARS AND RESTAURANTS MUST OPEN! Alcohol pouring…

ILBA letter to Governor Pritzker May 14

May 14, 2020 The Honorable J.B. Pritzker Office of the Governor 207 State House Springfield, IL 62706 Re: Reopening Illinois Bars and Restaurants Dear Governor Pritzker: The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA), which represents over 1,000 bars and taverns across Illinois, thanks you for your steadfast leadership in guiding our state through this unprecedented health…

ILBA COVID19 INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 13

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 13, 2020 COVID19 Disruption – Wednesday, May 13, 2020   LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DEFY GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON CLOSURE: Madison County officials vote to re-open, defying Pritzker’s stay-at-home order Governor Pritzker will consider withholding Federal Relief Funds to local municipalities that defy the Executive Order. Additionally, the Governor stated today that…

The economics of it all and why cocktails-to-go is necessary

Source: https://irishliquorlawyer.com/ May 11, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis is a game changer and has thrown even smooth operating businesses up for grabs! Restaurants that were once packed are empty, and delivery and carry out services are their only option. However, the revenue from carry out and delivery will never match the dine-in revenue. Restaurants and…

American Distilled Spirits Alliance and American Beverage Licensees Call To Restore Business Entertainment Expenses Deductibility

Source: American Distilled Spirits Alliance May 11, 2020 The American Distilled Spirits Alliance (ADSA) and American Beverage Licensees (ABL) are pleased to support the hospitality industry and call for restoration of the deductibility of business entertainment expenses under the U.S. tax code. “Restoring deductibility for these legitimate expenses is a vital move for keeping the…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 5, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 5, 2020 COVID19 Disruption – Tuesday, May 5, 2020 GOVERNOR PRITZKER RELEASES RESTORE ILLINOIS REOPENING PLAN The ILBA advocated for bars to open at the same time that restaurants open and to reopen Illinois in regions. The Restore Illinois plan allows for both of these requests.  The Restore Illinois plan has…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE APRIL 30

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE APRIL 30, 2020 COVID19 Disruption Thursday, April 30, 2020   Illinois Liquor Control Commission – Returns for Wine and Spirits: https://www2.illinois.gov/ilcc/News/SiteAssets/Pages/COVID/COVID19WineandSpiritsReturn.pdf Workers Compensation: On Monday, 4/27/20 The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission withdrew the language that presumed COVID19 cases occurred during the employment and was caused by their employment.  Upon returning to session…

Letter to the Governor Regarding Maintaining Parity When Re-Opening

The Honorable J.B. Pritzker                                                                                                       April 29, 2020 Office of the Governor 207 State House Springfield, IL 62706 Re: Maintaining Parity for Restaurants, Bars and Drinking Establishments when Reopening Illinois Dear Governor Pritzker: The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA), which represents over 1,000 bars and taverns across Illinois, appreciates your leadership during this extraordinarily difficult time…

Guidance on Retailer to Distributor Wine and Spirits Returns

Governor JB Pritzker Cynthia Berg, Chair Chimaobi Enyia, Executive Director 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 7-801, Chicago, IL 60601 300 West Jefferson Street, Suite 300, Springfield, IL 62702 Illinois Liquor Control Commission COVID-19 Related Action Guidance on Retailer to Distributor Wine and Spirits Returns April 30, 2020 Both Federal and State of Illinois alcohol beverage…