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Illinois Passes Cocktails-To-Go, the Sudden Success of a Great Grass Roots Movement

By |2020-05-28T15:29:08+00:00May 28th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Illinois Passes Cocktails-To-Go, the Sudden Success of a Great Grass Roots Movement

The Illinois legislature resoundingly passed cocktails-to-go last Saturday. The legislation’s passage represented a great victory for the struggling Illinois hospitality community. And on Tuesday Governor Pritzker said he will sign it when the clerk presents him the bill.

With any legislation passing, especially one […]

Great Talking to Fox Chicago about cocktails to go success and the need for Chicago to make this legal

By |2020-05-27T16:15:10+00:00May 27th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|

 

Great celebrating our victory and advocating for the Illinois Hospitality Industry today on Fox Chicago’s Good Day Chicago Program. 

Getting cocktails-to-go for the struggling hospitality industry and helping them survive is a cause I am dedicated to.

Here is a quote from the interview: “We can’t let these restaurants die off because it will kill a […]

Cocktails-To-Go Passes Illinois Legislature: Waits for the Governor’s signature

By |2020-05-24T02:08:16+00:00May 24th, 2020|Breaking News, Legislation|

 

Cocktails-To-Go Bill Passes in Illinois!

The Illinois Legislature passed a bill that would allow the sale of cocktails-to-go, it awaits the governor’s signature to become law. I have been heavily involved in advocating for and drafting this legislation, if you have any questions please contact me at (312) 535-8380 or sean.oleary@olearylpgroup.com.

Here are the particulars of […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer in Timeout Chicago speaking about Cocktails-For-Hope

By |2020-05-23T21:27:10+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|

 

It is a distinct privilege to talk about Cocktails-For-Hope’s campaign to allow bars and restaurants to sell cocktails-to-go for take out or delivery.

I am especially grateful to be mentioned with Julia Momose and Ian Beacraft, the two co-founders of Cocktails-For-Hope and two people I respect very much.

This is a great grass roots effort that […]

Support SB3830 Illinois Wine Retailer shipping Bill: It brings in needed revenue and impacts safety during COVID-19 Crisis

By |2020-05-19T21:23:40+00:00May 19th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Senate Bill 3830 which would bring out-of-state wine retailer shipping to Illinois, should be passed in light of the COVID-19 crisis. This bill is necessary to help Illinois’ budget, ensures Illinois residents are safe, and meets consumer demand and preferences.

The COVID-19 crisis has blown a hole in Illinois’ budget and allowing out-of-state wine retailer shipping […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer in VinePair

By |2020-05-19T18:38:09+00:00May 19th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Liquor Industry Insights|

 

I am thrilled to contribute to VinePair’s article about cocktails-to-go. Tim McKirdy wrote a great article on this issue. https://vinepair.com/articles/off-premise-alcohol-sales-bars-restaurants/

Included in this article is one of my great partners in getting cocktails-to-go for the struggling Illinois hospitality industry, Julia Momose of Kumiko. It is a pleasure to team with her on such an important issue!

I […]

Cocktails-For-Hope wants to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the People of Illinois

By |2020-05-16T22:54:11+00:00May 16th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Cocktails-For-Hope wants to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the People of Illinois

The mission of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the People of the State of Illinois. Cocktails-For-Hope, which wants to expand alcoholic liquor delivery and takeout privileges to allow bars and restaurants to […]