TTB ON THE SKOKIE DEAL: EXPECT MORE SUCH NEWS

Source: Beer Business Daily September 7, 2018 Yesterday we reported that the TTB issued a statement claiming Illinois’ Skokie Valley Beverage Company does not currently hold a valid wholesaler basic permit “due to unreported changes in ownership and control, and that continued operations without a valid permit may constitute a criminal offense.” It’s a bit…

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…