Illinois makes radical changes with HB2620

By |2021-06-11T20:38:44+00:00June 11th, 2021|Legislation|


Illinois makes radical changes with HB2620: PART I

The Illinois legislature recently passed HB 2620 which makes some radical changes to the liquor system. These changes include changing Brew Pubs into Class 3 brewers and providing them full retail privileges and self-distribution, allowing for cooperative purchasing agreements, and writing into […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer speaks to NBC 5 Chicago about cocktails to go, a lifeline for the hospitality industry

By |2021-05-27T14:19:36+00:00May 27th, 2021|Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|

Great to know from yesterday’s tv segment that the cocktails-to-go allowance kept several businesses from closing.

With a terrible year where bars and restaurants are coming out of economic hibernation, and will face a difficult economic recovery, it is more imperative that a cocktails-to-go extension bill get signed into law by June 2, 2021.

Without this […]

Please support the Illinois Restaurant Act

By |2021-05-20T01:29:12+00:00May 20th, 2021|Liquor Case Discussion|


This bill creates the Illinois Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a fund in the amount of $20,000,000. This fund will award restaurant revitalization grants to struggling businesses. These include businesses that have not received PPP funding from the federal government and are not publicly traded companies. The money will be used to rehire and […]

Cocktails-to-go in Illinois set to expire June 2nd, contact your state rep to extend this right

By |2021-05-20T01:15:23+00:00May 20th, 2021|Legislation|

Please contact your state representative and ask them to support cocktails-to-go.

Illinois’ cocktails-to-go law is set to expire June 2, 2021. Fortunately, SB104 would extend cocktails-to-go until December 31, 2023.

However, SB104 has not passed the legislature, and if it fails to become law, bars and restaurants lose their privilege to sell cocktails-to-go.

Many bars and restaurants survival depends […]

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