Japanese restaurant hires ROBOTIC bartender that serves draft beer in 40 seconds and cocktails in less than a minute after chain struggled to find human workers

Japanese restaurant chain Yoronotaki has opened a new pub in a train station A robot bartender will run the pub and mix drinks based on QR code orders It’s part of a two-month test program to see how viable robotic servers are Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ By MICHAEL THOMSEN 5 February 2020 A Tokyo restaurant chain has…

This isn’t your grandmother’s sweepstakes

Unless your grandmother has a gambling jones. By Mark Brown@MarkBrownCST  Jan 31, 2020, 6:34pm CST So-called “sweepstakes” machines are all over Chicago, including this 15th Ward gas station, despite the city’s ban on video gambling. Purveyors of the machines say they are allowed under a loophole in state law allowing sweepstakes contests. Mark Brown/Sun-Times A lobbyist for the…

Illinois ranks low in DUI arrest rates, report shows

The Center Square Jan 13, 2020 Illinois ranks low in arrest rates for driving under the influence, according to a recent reportThe state is only behind Delaware, placing 49th in a recent report from U.S. Drug Test Centers, a drug testing company, in terms of the number of DUI arrests per 100,000 people. The report…

Long waits and some sticker shock, but Illinois recreational marijuana market launches with a roar, nearly $3.2M in sales

Published January 2, 2020 | By John Schroyer (This story has been updated to include the latest sales and transaction numbers supplied by Illinois officials.) CHICAGO – Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts – including Illinois’ lieutenant governor – turned out on a cold New Year’s Day to mark the historic start of adult-use cannabis sales in what could become one…

Illinois: Long waits and some sticker shock, but Illinois recreational marijuana market launches with a roar, nearly $3.2M in sales

Source: https://mjbizdaily.com/ By John Schroyer January 2, 2020 Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts – including Illinois’ lieutenant governor – turned out on a cold New Year’s Day to mark the historic start of adult-use cannabis sales in what could become one of the biggest U.S. recreational markets in the nation. According to the state’s Department of…