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IL Liquor Control Commission vs Anheuser-Busch InBev – UPDATE

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Bigwigs from Anheuser Busch InBev are due to go before the Illinois Liquor Control Commission this afternoon. They’re expected to make the case as to why the brewing giant should retain a thirty percent stake – through a wholly owned subsidiary – in distributor City Beverage. City has four locations in the state; Arlington Heights, Bloomington, Chicago and Markham. Currently …

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ILCC to AB InBev; Get Out of the IL Distribution Game

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UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM AB INBEV BELOW As we first told you last week, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission has drafted a citation to send to distributor City Beverage, which is partially owned by a wholly owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev. Late Friday, that citation was released. It calls for City Beverage’s licenses to be revoked and for AB InBev, …

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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: 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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