A bigger boost for video gaming?

2019 is off to a record breaking start, but new law changes could mean even more profits By Brett Herrmann Jul 25, 2019 John Aden, owner of Lucky Cuts Gaming Parlor in La Salle, stands in front of the VIP machine in his recently opened business. Changes to the number of machines allowed in an…

How dangerous is stoned driving?

The way THC operates in the body makes it hard to gauge its impacts, and plenty of drivers think it doesn’t affect them Source: https://www.theguardian.com/ Alex Halperin 22 Jul 2019 Nobody recommends driving while high. But years into legalization, it’s not clear if stoned drivers have become a hazard that demands a response. Even if…

Are Food Delivery Apps Killing On-Premise Beer Sales?

Source: Beer Business Daily July 22, 2019 Both the quick-serve and fine-dining segments posted a 3.1% gain for the past year compared to an average 3.5% gain for the past five years, according to FastCasual.com. But the casual dining restaurant segment – think burgers, wings, and beer – only had a 1.1% gain compared to…

Rockford Police log most DUI arrests outside Chicago

By Scot Bertram | The Center Square Jul 20, 2019 An annual survey has revealed information about drunken driving arrests across Illinois. As the state’s largest city, Chicago had the highest number of DUI arrests last year at nearly 1,900. Rita Kreslin, executive director of the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists, said things have been sliding in…

Billy Busch’s Beer Company Is Folding

Source: https://www.riverfronttimes.com/ By Doyle Murphy Jul 10, 2019 Billy Busch, bad boy beer heir and noted middle-school basketball court scrapper, is shutting down his brewing company. The William K. Busch Brewing Company is dissolving, which means the end of its Kräftig and Kräftig Light lagers, the business announced today in a news release. Busch, who…

Weed cafes in Illinois? People could be allowed to smoke marijuana (not tobacco) at bars, restaurants under new law.

Legalization includes an exemption to the Smoke-Free Illinois Act ban on indoor smoking, letting cities decide whether to allow on-site use at bars, restaurants, theaters, even new cannabis smoke lounges. Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/ By Tom Schuba Jun 28, 2019 Since 2008, it’s been illegal to smoke indoors at most public places in Illinois. But smoking could…