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Do You Know About The New Liquor Control Laws?

1/8/2016 12:00:00 AM


The mailing of the ILCC's Winter 2015-16 quarterly newsletter has been postponed. You can, however, view the electronic version at the link below:

On September 23, 2015 Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner appointed U-Jung Choe as Executive Director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC). A Naperville resident, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her new position, including most recently serving as a liquor commissioner in her hometown

Legislation addresses harm reduction, business expansion, and more in this publication-

Alcohol poisoning immunity

Craft brewing

Powdered alcohol ban

Happy hours, statewide server/ bouncer training As discussed in the Fall 2015 edition of ILCC News, the passage of Senate Bill 398, which took effect upon being signed into lawby Gov. Rauner on July 15, 2015 (Public Act 99-0046), reinstated many previously banned happy hour practices and expanded alcohol server training (BASSET) statewide. Please check local ordinances before conducting any new happy hour promotions as local liquor licensing authorities may be more restrictive than state law. (See pages 4-5 for implementation on the training aspect of the law, and visit (click on the FAQs tab) for detailed happy hour information.

Choe states. "While the state training law requires server training, it is just as critical that communities ensure other key positions - including business owners, managers, and off-premise clerks - receive proper training as well. Past experience has shown this training regimen can result in higher compliance rates." To view liquor-related ordinances in over 1000 local jurisdictions throughout Illinois, visit (choose the RESOURCES tab, then click on the "Local Survey" link)

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