The dangers of drugged driving

Source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/ By Rick Berman August 20, 2018 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently launched their “Drive high, get a DUI” campaign to educate the public about the dangers of drug impaired driving. The announcement is welcome as marijuana use is becoming increasingly common across the country – not to mention around the…

Illinois Bar Owners Voice Opposition to Law Allowing Taprooms to Sell Other Companies’ Beer and Cider

Following the signing of a law allowing Illinois breweries to immediately begin selling beer and cider from outside beer companies in their taprooms, several Chicago restaurant and craft beer bar owners expressed concern that new regulations create additional competition for their businesses. On August 11, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 4897, which allows licensed…

Killer cocktails: Why it happens overseas and not here

Source: http://thehill.com/ BY DAWSON HOBBS 8/12/18 Jet fuel, embalming fluid, methanol, battery acid and antifreeze. This isn’t a roster of drop offs at the neighborhood hazardous materials recycling center, it’s a list of products added to counterfeit and black market alcohol sold in foreign countries around the world, according to a recent report by a…

The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe

Source: NPR ERIC WESTERVELT August 4, 2018 As legalization of recreational and medical marijuana continues to expand, police across the country are more concerned than ever about stoned drivers taking to the nation’s roads and freeways, endangering lives. With few accurate roadside tools to detect pot impairment, police today have to rely largely on field…

Longtime beer wholesaler to close after 70 years, sell rights to LaCroix, Modelo and other brands

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/ Greg Trotter August 2, 2018 After more than 70 years of business, Wheeling-based Skokie Valley Beverage Co. is closing its doors and selling off chunks of its North Side and north suburban distribution business to longtime competitors. Lakeshore Beverage Co., the Chicago area’s largest distributor of Budweiser – among scores of other brands…