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Cocktails-For-Hope nominated for an award

By |June 22nd, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments   Cocktails-For-Hope was nominated for a Time In Award  by Time Out Chicago. The award recognizes Chicago organizations that by their hard work and creativity helped make a difference in the hospitality community during quarantine time. Cocktails-For-Hope is a grassroots effort started in Mid-March to bring cocktails-to-go to help the struggling hospitality community in Chicago and Illinois. Cocktails-For-Hope made [...]

Cocktails-For-Hope makes history: Irish liquor Lawyer discusses in the media

By |June 18th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|0 Comments   Cocktails-For-Hope did something that not even Al Capone and his muscleman could do, they made cocktails-to-go legal in Chicago. I was honored to discuss this historic occasion with Fox Chicago, NBC 5 Chicago, and Time Out Chicago.  BE sure to check out our webinar tomorrow

Irish Liquor Lawyer speaking about Cocktails-For-Hope on NBC 5 and Fox Chicago

By |June 17th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|0 Comments

  KUMIKO IS THE ONLY PLACE I WOULD ORDER MY FIRST COCKTAIL FROM   With Chicago passing cocktails-to-go and making it legal for the first time since the 1930s, NBC and Fox Chicago are doing a segment on Cocktails-For-Hope celebrating a hard earned victory. NBC plans on doing segments at 4 and 6, Fox doing segments at 5 and 9 [...]

Cocktails-to-go ordinance passes

By |June 8th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Industry Insights|0 Comments Cocktails-to-go ordinance passes unanimously out of Chicago City Council Committee Chicago's City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection unanimously passed out of committee a Cocktails to Go Ordinance.  The ordinance is poised to be voted on June 17th, and I don't see any problem with it passing. An over 2/3rds vote means the ordinance takes effective immediately upon [...]

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

By |May 27th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|0 Comments   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 part of [...]

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

By |May 24th, 2020|Breaking News, Legislation|0 Comments   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 Here are the particulars of the bill [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer in VinePair

By |May 19th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Liquor Industry Insights|0 Comments   I am thrilled to contribute to VinePair's article about cocktails-to-go. Tim McKirdy wrote a great article on this issue. 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 spoke [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer on TV discussing Cocktails-For-Hope

By |May 12th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Irish Liquor Lawyer Interviews|0 Comments   Sean O'Leary, the Irish Liquor Lawyer, was on tv discussing the cocktails-to-go issue in Illinois. NBC Chicago did a great segment on Cocktails-For-Hope. We are a movement that is trying to get the state of Illinois to allow for a temporary change in policy. This change would allow bars and restaurants to sell cocktails-to-go during the COVID-19 crisis. [...]

Cocktails For Hope Petition Passes 10,000 signatures

By |May 6th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments   When this petition first started it was around 200 signatures, now we are up to 10,000 signatures. Folks we need to get this done. The hospitality industry is facing dire times. Take 5 minutes out of your day and call your state representative and senator. Your friends and families own these businesses, wouldn't be a shame if you [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer mentioned in Cocktails For Hope Chicago Tribune Article

By |May 6th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Liquor Industry Insights|0 Comments   Fantastic being mentioned in the Chicago Tribune's article on cocktails-to-go. I have been honored to work with such a wonderful and dedicated team, especially Julia Momose and Ian Beacraft. Cocktails to-go gaining tractions in Illinois -Chicago Tribune, May 05, 2020. Helping the hospitality industry during this difficult time and allowing them to gain a revenue stream that might [...]