NCSLA ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

Source: NCSLA July 27, 2018 The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, Incorporated (NCSLA) is pleased to announce the 2018 inductee to the NCSLA Hall of Fame, Mr. James Webster of the Chicago law firm Webster Powell, P.C. He is the eighth member of this elite group and was inducted in June at the 2018…

New book ‘Breakaway’ tells all about the Blackhawks-owning Wirtz family – and its painful saga

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/ July 20th Let the love begin: The 11th annual Chicago Blackhawks Convention starts July 27. Characterized to me by Tribune sports columnist David Haugh as an “annual opportunity for Hawks fans to take selfies with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews and hear how Chicago’s premier sports organization the past decade operates,” it will…

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION SUES TO PROTECT TIP CREDIT

Source: http://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/ By Peter Romeo Jul. 10, 2018 The litigation arm of the National Restaurant Association has sued the U.S. Department of Labor to overturn a requirement that restaurants forgo the tip credit when paying front-of-house employees who’ve spent more than 20% of their time on side work or other nontipped activities. The suit alleges…

Illinois: Skokie Selling to Reyes, Lakeshore in Chicago

Source: Beer Business Daily July 9, 2018 Skokie Valley Beverage, a wine/spirits/specialty beer house servicing the North/Northwest part of Chicagoland, has announced the decision to “break up and sell its business” to Reyes Beverage Group’s Chicago Beverage Systems and Windy City outfits, as well as the Hand Family’s Lakeshore Beverage. Sale closes on August 1,…

California governor signs soda tax ban into law

Source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ by Kimberly Leonard June 28, 2018 California cities and counties are banned from taxing sodas and other sugary drinks for the next 12 years under a bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. The deal was rushed through the legislature and to the governor’s desk on Thursday. In exchange for the…

The six surprising health benefits of drinking alcohol

Source: The Telegraph Maria Lally 20 JUNE 2018 Arriving neatly in time for the start of the World Cup, Ascot and the BBQ season, comes the news that being a light drinker are healthier than being teetotal. A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that people who drink up to three glasses…