Update on ILBA Legal Action:
The Illinois 2nd Appellate Court reversed the Kane County Trial Court’s Temporary Restraining Order(TRO) and remanded the matter back to the Kane County Trial Court for a Status hearing scheduled for today. The ILBA is simultaneously petitioning the Illinois Supreme Court for a ruling on the question of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Executive Authority to continue with repeated 30 day mitigations. It is the ILBA’s opinion that the law authorizes Illinois Public Health Departments not the Executive Office to make these decisions.BMI Licensing Fees:
BMI wants to ensure that our members’ BMI licensing fees are accurate. BMI is aware that many businesses have been forced to close for a period of time and/or are currently not able to have any type of musical entertainment. Go to the BMI COVID-19 page (https://www.bmi.com/licensing/covid). Once you complete the online form a BMI customer service representative will get back with you to discuss your account.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces $10 million grant program for bars and restaurants struggling with COCID19 shutdown:
By GREGORY PRATT, JOHN BYRNE and PHIL VETTEL
CHICAGO TRIBUNE |
NOV 05, 2020 AT 6:21 PM https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-covid-update-20201105-cch45jzqibhefl7ca6oscdluly-story.htmlGood Job ILBA Rockford Chapter 59! https://ift.tt/35oiZfv
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -While this year has been tough for area bars and restaurants, owners a part of the Rockford chapter of the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association are giving back to local organizations in need.
The group presents funds to organizations every year and this year is no different despite the recent circumstances. Five thousand-dollar checks were given to both Carlson Boys and Girls Club and Blue 815. The Boys and Girls Club says the funds will go toward helping area youth while Blue 815 will use the funds to support area officers and their families.
“It’ll go into our recreation program to buy a new scoreboard and also our academic program which focuses on our teens and we’re going to purchase a new smart board for them,” said President of the Boys and Girls Club of Rockford Chip Stoner.
“We’re so grateful. You know, these restaurants had such a hard time in these last six months so for them to think to donate to an organization like us is huge and we respect and appreciate that so much,” said Andrea Cox of Blue 815.
Welcome New ILBA Members: Recently the following businesses have joined the ILBA.
Pub 36, Pocahontas Miss Kimmees, Springfield
Jacksons Handlebar, Springfield Coonrods, Springfield
FoxFire, Geneva Gusto’s Pizza, Dawson
Sunset Inn, Springfield Burger Bar, Springfield
Always After 5, Springfield Pnutz, Grandview
Conrads, Riverton Third Base Bar, Springfield
Keefner’s, Springfield Brewski’s Pub, Springfield
Pam’s Jailhouse, Springfield Gina’s Talk of the Town, Elkhart
Trailblazer Pub, Springfield The Chili Parlor, Springfield
Track Shack, Springfield Splash N Go Pub, Naplate
The Keg, Springfield The Cove, Springfield
Blue Grouch Pub, Springfield Godfathers Pizza, Springfield
Cheers, Springfield Brooklyn Tavern, Chatham
Mowie’s Cue, Springfield Office Lounge, Belleville
Win, Lose or Draught, Springfield