ILBA’S CENTRAL ILLINOIS LICENSED BEVERAGE ASSOC. (CILBA) CHAPTER 43
Call to Action – Save Our Jobs! A Peaceful Protest & Rally for Hospitality Employees & Businesses Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 1PM.
Join the CILBA (Central Illinois Licensed Beverage Association) Chapter 43 in Springfield at 1pm “Eat-In” Protest on the sidewalk near the Governor’s Mansion. Please order and bring food from local small businesses. 2pm – 3pm Rally with Guest Speakers on Y-Block next to the Governor’s Mansion to make our voice heard on the strict mitigations that are in place for our industry. More info: facebook.com/cilba43
GOVERNOR PRITZKER WON’T FOLLOW HIS OWN (IDPH) MITIGATION STEPS AND
RE-OPEN HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES.
Restore Illinois lists the below metrics to move from Tier 3 to Tier 2 mitigations.
- Reach a 7-day average COVID positivity test rate of 12% or less for 3 consecutive days
- Maintain a 3-day average of 20% or more ICU and hospital bed capacity
- Have a declining 7-day average COVID hospitalizations for 7 out of the last 10 days
This week Region 6 (Champaign, Effingham, Decatur), Region 9 (Lake and McHenry Counties), and Region 1 (Rockford and Northwest Illinois) met the above metrics. Governor Pritzker continues to move the goal posts as he did not allow Regions 6, 9 and 1 to re-open this week.
ILLINOIS GAMING BOARD PAYMENT DUE DATES: The following is a statement from the IGB
“In light of the current COVID-19 pause in statewide video gaming and casino gambling, due dates for payments to the IGB are extended to 10 business days after a resumption of gaming. Please check the Illinois Gaming Board website for updates and more information regarding video gaming operations.”
BIG GRANT RECIPIENT CONCERNS: We have learned that as part of Illinois DCEO’s BIG Grant program, all grant recipients promise to remain in “full compliance” with all applicable rules and laws. Confirmed violations are being solicited by the DCEO and those recipients will be notified that, due to their failure to remain in “full compliance,” they will be required to pay back the amount of their grant. Again, Illinois BIG Grant recipients who fail to remain in “full compliance” of all laws and rules will be ordered to pay back their grants. Obviously, everyone has a right to due process, however, this information should be taken into account when considering their options.
ILLINOIS MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES REMINDER;
January 1, 2021 minimum wage increases to $11.00 while tipped minimum wage is $6.60
Comparisons 1/1/2020: State Min. Wage Tipped
Wisconsin $7.25 $2.33
Kentucky $7.25 $2.13
Iowa $7.25 $4.35
Indiana $7.25 $2.13
Missouri $10.30 $4.73
Illinois $11.00 $6.60
SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENT – Illinois currently has a deadline of December 31, 2020 to complete employee sexual harassment training. We do not know “how and when” the state of Illinois will regulate and monitor sexual harassment training. The ILBA offers on-line sexual harassment training via TAP Series for $9.95/person. The TAP Series program is approved in Illinois by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) for the hospitality industry.
CILBA “ACTING DISTRICT V.P.” RYAN BANDY – DECEMBER 10TH RADIO INTERVIEW
Welcome New ILBA Members: Recently the following businesses have joined the ILBA.
Stadium Bar & Grill, Springfield Mark’s Amusements, O’Fallon
Lieferbrau Brewery, Red Bud
Daniel D. Clausner, Executive Director