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Happy Hour returns to Illinois

Photo: Marina Makropoulos Elixir photographed in Chicago on Saturday July 16, 2010. Marina Makropoulos / Photographer

Today Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB 398, allowing happy hour drink specials in Illinois, with certain restrictions.

Bars are now allowed to offer drink specials until 10pm as long as they offer them for four hours or less per day, with a cap of 15 hours per week. They also have to show their specials on a website or at the bar at least seven days in advance.

However, bars still cannot offer two-for-one drink specials or other similar deals.

Happy hour has been banned in Illinois (and Chicago) since 1989.




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Tammy M

This defiantly shows that tax revenue is more important than public safety. This drug is poorly regulated but does so much harm to society.  Then the only person that gets held accountable is the end user. Its like putting a wolf in a hen house and expecting a good outcome. It only shows that the state does not have the best interest of the people only there tax revenue.  Legalized drug dealing is what is really is

Randy N

What a bad decision this is. Hopefully the city will have more police on duty to take care of all the drunks and drunk drivers.