ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 5, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 5, 2020 COVID19 Disruption – Tuesday, May 5, 2020 GOVERNOR PRITZKER RELEASES RESTORE ILLINOIS REOPENING PLAN The ILBA advocated for bars to open at the same time that restaurants open and to reopen Illinois in regions. The Restore Illinois plan allows for both of these requests.  The Restore Illinois plan has…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE APRIL 30

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE APRIL 30, 2020 COVID19 Disruption Thursday, April 30, 2020   Illinois Liquor Control Commission – Returns for Wine and Spirits: https://www2.illinois.gov/ilcc/News/SiteAssets/Pages/COVID/COVID19WineandSpiritsReturn.pdf Workers Compensation: On Monday, 4/27/20 The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission withdrew the language that presumed COVID19 cases occurred during the employment and was caused by their employment.  Upon returning to session…

Letter to the Governor Regarding Maintaining Parity When Re-Opening

The Honorable J.B. Pritzker                                                                                                       April 29, 2020 Office of the Governor 207 State House Springfield, IL 62706 Re: Maintaining Parity for Restaurants, Bars and Drinking Establishments when Reopening Illinois Dear Governor Pritzker: The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA), which represents over 1,000 bars and taverns across Illinois, appreciates your leadership during this extraordinarily difficult time…

Guidance on Retailer to Distributor Wine and Spirits Returns

Governor JB Pritzker Cynthia Berg, Chair Chimaobi Enyia, Executive Director 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 7-801, Chicago, IL 60601 300 West Jefferson Street, Suite 300, Springfield, IL 62702 Illinois Liquor Control Commission COVID-19 Related Action Guidance on Retailer to Distributor Wine and Spirits Returns April 30, 2020 Both Federal and State of Illinois alcohol beverage…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE APRIL 24, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE APRIL 24, 2020 COVID19 Disruption – Friday, April 24, 2020 Governor J.B. Pritzker Extends Stay at Home Order Until May 30, Masks Required Starting May 1: Yesterday, Governor Pritzker announced that he will be signing an executive order next week to extend the state’s stay-at-home order through May 30. This new executive…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE APRIL 17, 2020

COVID19 Disruption Friday, April 17, 2020 President Trump issued a 3-step reopening framework based on declining and sustained COVID19 infection rates. The White House suggests that bars/taverns can re-open with limitations in the phase 2 of the 3-step framework.  www.whitehouse.gov  “Opening Up America Again”. Ultimately each state will likely decide their reopening schedule. Small Business…

COVID19 April 14 INFORMATIONAL UPDATE

ILBA SURVIVAL ALERT – Prepared by Eric Meyer, ILBA Government Affairs Chairman CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE –   4/14/2020 WILL YOU SURVIVE EXTENDED CLOSURE? IS THERE REALLY FEDERAL & STATE RELIEF? Most licensees need a cash influx now to survive! Most of our doors are closed or we are operating below half our normal business. Some of…

COVID19 Email April 13

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE APRIL 13, 2020 Minimum Wage Delay Requested: The ILBA is part of a coalition that sent a letter to the Governor requesting a delay in the July 1, 2020 minimum wage increase.  Here is an excerpt:  We would hope that the leaders of our state would understand the precarious position that our…