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Naperville City Council takes first step toward opting out of the retail sale of recreational pot

July 17, 2019

The Naperville City Council appears ready to say no the selling recreational marijuana in the city. Members voted 5-4 Tuesday to direct staff to prepare the documentation needed to opt out of the retail sale of adult-use cannabis under the terms of the new state law, which goes into effect Jan. 1. The vote came after public comment from more than 15 people, including two businesses that want permission to sell pot in the city and representatives from behavioral health centers who are opposed to it.

May 31, 2019

Illinois is set to become the 11th state to allow its residents to use cannabis with or without a medical marijuana card.

On May 31, the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 1438 by a 66-47 vote, with two lawmakers voting “present.”

The House may now send the bill to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a vocal supporter of marijuana legalization.

Bartender arrested after serving drunk man who later killed 8 people

May 07, 2019

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Authorities in suburban Dallas have arrested a bartender who served drinks to a man who later went to his estranged wife's home and fatally shot her and seven others as they gathered to watch the Dallas Cowboys play. Lindsey Glass was arrested last week and charged with a misdemeanor violation of "sale to certain persons." The law prohibits the sale of alcohol to a "habitual drunkard or an intoxicated or insane person." Authorities say 32-year-old Spencer Hight in September 2017 already showed signs of intoxication at the Plano bar before leaving for the home of Meredith Hight and opening fire.Spencer Hight was shot and killed by responding officers. Glass had tried to persuade Hight not to drive and her attorney, Scott Palmer, said her arrest "is not in the interest of justice."

Bartenders are criminally charged after a drunk patron fatal car accident

September 20, 2018

Two bartenders have been criminally charged after an intoxicated patron left their bar and allegedly caused a fatal crash.

Texas bartenders Shafay Look, 34, and Jon Ward, 56, of the Island Pier Club in Galveston, Texas, were charged with “selling an alcoholic beverage to an intoxicated person” — a 50-year-old woman named Gerilyn Weberlein — who in June allegedly crashed her car into two bicyclists 15 minutes after leaving the bar. 

New DUI policy: Refuse breath test, cop will seek instant warrant for blood test

April 17, 2018

Police in McHenry County will be out for blood with drivers who refuse to take breath tests for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. And the practice of officers immediately seeking blood draws from those who won’t submit to a breath screen appears to be spreading, with Lake County also planning to adopt a similar policy. 

CAROL STREAM NEW SWAB PILOT PROGRAM FOR DRUG/DUI DRIVING

January 08, 2018

Police face an increasingly common challenge: how to tell if a driver is high. As states legalize marijuana use, opioid abuse runs rampant, the methamphetamine crisis continues and new synthetic drugs hit the streets, law enforcement authorities say it’s more common than ever to encounter motorists who are under the influence.

New Alcohol Sting Operations Using Intoxicated Officers

March 31, 2017

MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. - It is not your average undercover alcohol sting. The Johnson County Sheriff's office normally sends in a minor to buy alcohol, but this time they sent in an undercover officer who was illegally intoxicated.

NEW ILLINOIS DL/ID FORMAT-ISSUANCE INFO

December 04, 2017

Driver's License/State ID Card Central Issuance Driver Services Central Issuance Driver's License ImageCentral Issuance Driver's License ImageA significant change will soon take place at the Secretary of State's office. The change will improve upon the design and issuing process of Illinois' driver's licenses/ID cards.

MANDATED BASSET TRAINING DATES FOR ALL ILLINOIS COUNTIES

July 01, 2015

The July 2015 signing of Public Act 99-0046 requires alcohol servers (and those checking ID's for alcohol service) in Illinois on-premise establishments to successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers/Servers Education & Training (BASSET) class every three years. As cited in the law, this mandate takes effect by a pre-determined date​ based upon county population.

NEW ILLINOIS HAPPY HOUR LAW

July 15, 2015

As of July 15, 2015, Public Act 99-0046 went into effect which re-instated Happy Hour in the State of Illinois with several new provisions that are different from the former Happy Hour legislation which was outlawed in 1989. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the new law:

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