December 22, 2021
Governor Pritzker Signs HB3136 – Legislation highlights include:
(1) Prohibits the Push Tax (however it grandfathers in the municipalities that previously passed push tax before Monday, Nov. 1, 2021).
(2) $250 VGT fee maximum for non-home rule municipalities.
(3) 50/50 Split VGT Municipal Fees with Terminal Operators
(4) Tier 1 betting approved for sports teams representing universities in the state of Illinois.
(5) Other gaming concepts.
Illinois Liquor Control (ILCC):
**** ILCC Offices will be closed on Friday December 24, 2021 & Friday December 31, 2021.
***If you have already renewed your 2021 and 2022 licenses, please disregard the following reminder.***
We strongly encourage you to renew your license online before December 31st to avoid administrative delays. Late fees will be charged beginning January 1, 2022. If you see a renewal link for 2021 and 2022, that indicates that you need to renew for 2 years. Please make sure you renew for both years. For your convenience, please find instructions to renew online.
Click Here for MyTax Instructions Link.
Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2022:
Minimum Wage increases to $12.00 and Tipped Wage goes to $7.20
Chicago – New Mitigation Rules effective January 3, 2022. **Vaccine proof required for bars, restaurants, and gyms.
Drivers License and ID Extension: Drivers license and ID expiration dates have been extended until March 31, 2022.
New Laws Take Effect Jan. 1, 2022 – Nearly 300 total new laws in Illinois in 2022, if you are a “I love reading person” and are curious Click here to find out more about these and the other new laws taking effect in Illinois on January 1.
Mark Your 2022 Calendars:
Lobby Day – Thursday, March 24, 2022 in Springfield – Lobby Day is the opportunity to meet face to face with your State Senators and State Representative’s. The ILBA prepares a packet for you to use with talking points. There is a complimentary reception with elected officials that evening.
ILBA Annual Golf Outing – Springfield, Monday, August 8, 2022 – 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, plenty of beverages, door prizes and a steak dinner – this is a chance to have a fun day and network with industry members.
ILBA 136th Annual Convention/Trade Show – September 18 – 20, 2022 Quincy, IL
Three days of interacting with many other business owners and vendors in the hospitality industry. Incredible entertainment, ample education, plenty of beverages and great food.
Welcome New ILBA Members:
Recently the following businesses have joined the ILBA:
Duffy’s, Galesburg Harley’s Pub, Galesburg
Monkey Business, Galesburg Beecher City Pit Stop, Beecher City Assoc. Member Renee Schoenfeld, Effingham Draft Bar, Chicago
Little Brown Pub, Sugar Grove Assoc. Member Bethany Miller, Waterloo
Avenue Tap, Silvis Jimbo’s Knucklhead Saloon, Silvis
Suzi’s Video Poker Slots, Moline Uptown Bar & Grill, Red Bud
Cragel’s, Prophetstown Torro, Lockport
Shoreline Boat & Ski Club, Ottawa Bernie & Betty’s Pizza, Springfield
Daniel D. Clausner