ABL Statement Regarding Deregulation of the American Alcohol Industry in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

ABL Statement Regarding Deregulation of the American Alcohol Industry in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis March 23, 2020 BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding deregulation of the American alcohol industry in response to the COVID-19 crisis: “American Beverage Licensees (ABL) and its state retail…

2020 ABL ANNUAL MEETING – CANCELLED IN NEW ORLEANS

Update on the 2020 ABL Annual Meeting ABL Indefinitely Postpones Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – March 12, 2020 – Over the past week, cascading developments with COVID-19 have heightened concern and raised potential risk for those planning on traveling to and participating in the 2020 ABL Annual Meeting. After deliberative and careful consideration, and with…

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…