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Happy hour ban in Illinois could be lifted soon

Good news for fans of happy hour (bar owners and patrons alike), but things could be changing: The happy hour ban could be lifted soon in Illinois.

Per The News-Gazette, legislators approved the bill to reinstate happy hour, though there are still some steps to be taken to make this a reality. Here’s what it means, if it passes:

Under the act, restaurants and bars could offer discounted beer, wine and spirits for up to 4 hours a day or 15 hours a week. They would still be prohibited from offering volume discounts, such as 2-for-1 specials, or happy-hour deals after 10 p.m. And they would have to advertise specials a week in advance.

So, what happy hour specials should bars be offering in C-U if it passes?

Photo by Patrick Singer.

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