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Beer Politics: IL Legislative Wrapup

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The turning over of the calendar to June has signaled the end of the Spring legislative session in Illinois. Lawmakers wrapped up their work, generally speaking, Thursday night. While this session closed without any earth-shattering legislation impacting the beverage industry heading to the governor’s desk, there were a number of proposals run up the flag pole over the last few …

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ILCC Announces Draft Citation; Destination City Beverage – UPDATE

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Meeting under the shadow of the state capitol in Springfield, as lawmakers were wrapping up the legislative session, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission – Thursday – announced it has a draft citation to eventually send to distributor City Beverage. Citations are generally issued when a business violates the Illinois Liquor Control Act. While we await specific details as to what …

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Beer Politics: The Zombie Bill

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There is a bill that has been on the fringe of our radar all legislative session, dealing with local liquor control commission’s and their authority to shut down an unruly establishment. The bill has remained on the fringe because it keeps getting shot down. But, Just like a good zombie thriller this bill keeps coming back – and now it’s …

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Beer Politics: IL Legislative Roundup

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5/24 UPDATE (in bold) It’s looking like this legislative session in Springfield is probably going to lack a blockbuster piece of legislation that will alter the landscape for brewers in the state. And, frankly, we’re okay with that after last year’s marathon Save The Craft coverage. That being said, there are still plenty of bills to keep tabs on and …

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WEDCO & City Beverage, The Findings – UPDATED

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There appears to be a hint of light at the end of the tunnel in the months long dispute over Anheuser-Busch InBev, its wholly owned subsidiary WEDCO and distributor City Beverage. The squabble centers around whether WEDCO can legally retain a 30-percent stake in City Beverage in light of legislation signed in to law last year that clarifies who can …

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City Beverage & WEDCO, One Step Closer To Finality

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The Illinois Liquor Control Commission, Wednesday, moved one step closer to deciding the fate of a wholly owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev and its right to hold a minority stake in an Illinois distributor. Commissioners remained behind closed doors, in executive session, for much of their hours-long meeting. When they emerged they read aloud a series of 11 findings, all …

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It’s All In The Timing

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With little fanfare, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn made an appointment to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission on Friday May 4th. Cynthia Cahill is the appointee. She is a partner at an accounting firm in the suburbs, has been a long-time friend of the governor’s and her brother is a former state senator and current DuPage County board chairman. Normally my …

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Putting The Wraps On This Chapter Of AB InBev, WEDCO & IL

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Intermittently, over the last few months, we have been telling you about the least-sexy beer politics story in the history of beer politics stories; whether WEDCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch, has been conducting business legally in Illinois. It turns out, they are.

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SPARGING THE NEWS: The Beer-Related Tweet of the Day

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The big news of the day is obviously the Half Acre taproom announcement, but this tweet from Alderman Ameya Pawar just minutes after it was announced sends a pretty nice signal to us. Any time you’ve got your Alderman advocating for more craft beer in your neighborhood, you know you’re in good hands. Your move, Three Floyds.

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City Beverage of Bloomington Licenses Renewed, Still No Decision On WEDCO

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The email in our inbox set off alarm bells and whistles and caused me to do more than a few double-takes. An insider had given us a heads up that the Illinois Liquor Control Commission approved City Beverage of Bloomington’s distributor and importing distributor licenses for another year. After some digging, emailing and a little poking of the bear – …

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