Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that allows bars and restaurants to begin offering happy hour drink specials for the first time in more than 25 years.
A Cook County Jail guard is free on bond after being charged with trying to sneak alcohol to inmates.
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Metra says it’s instituting its alcohol ban on trains Thursday.
Seven liquor stores in Chicago have signed up to participate so far.
At least ten children were taken to the hospital as a precaution Tuesday night, after wait staff at a Little Village mistakenly served alcohol, but police said none of the kids had any alcohol in their system.
A state prison spokesman says the lockdown of Illinois’ largest maximum security prison will continue “for days” after a cache of crude weapons and homemade alcohol was found there.
There’s nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink’s storied “history”. Unless you’re the blowhard, and you’re sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.
An ordinance sponsored by Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) would have outlawed unauthorized strip clubs in residential neighborhoods, but allowed some nudity in clubs that serve booze.
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One shopper said she purchased $1,500 in wine at half off.
Two police officers from 6th District were standing on the street conducting a traffic stop when a dark-colored SUV struck the passenger door of the officers’ squad car.
Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. It is still under investigation.
The mandate comes just days after law enforcement officials said they won’t press charges in an alleged sexual assault on campus.
Though aldermen acknowledged they expect the city will be sued for it, the City Council on Wednesday approved a measure to circumvent part of the state’s concealed carry law, and effectively ban guns at any business that serves liquor.
Aldermen voted Friday to circumvent a major provision of the state’s concealed carry law, by voting to require all city businesses that serve liquor to ban guns on their premises.
15-year-old Michael thought he was doing the right thing in April of 2012 when he decided to call the police at a house party in order to save his friend’s life.
This town is barely big enough for one malort (AKA the worst liquor in existence), let alone two. Do the crazies at Violet Hour care? No, they don’t. I tried their newly created R. Franklin’s Malort. And I survived to talk about it.