â€œRestaurants all over Illinois already offer excellent food and alluring dining environments,â€ Dunkin said. â€œAllowing happy hours will help attract vacationers, support local businesses and boost our state economy.â€
Dunkin backed this legislation to return happy hours to Illinois after a multi-decade ban, with safety measures, including prohibiting drink specials that encourage excessive consumption and requiring all servers to participate in responsible alcohol service training. The new law is effective immediately.
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Photo Caption: Pictured from left to right: State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, state Rep. Ken Dunkin, Gov. Bruce Rauner, state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz and state Rep. Ron Sandack pose for a photo Wednesday as the governor signs legislation to re-instate happy hours in Illinois.