If you enjoy meeting up with friends after work and trying some of those fruity, umbrella types of drinks or indulging in a cocktail, then this news will make you smile.

Happy Hour is back.

Governor Rauner, according to WGN News, just signed into legislation, effective immediate, that Happy Hour drink specials can be added back to the menus.

"The discounted drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s over concerns about excessive drinking and impaired driving.

The measure signed Wednesday allows drink specials up to four hours each day and up to 15 hours a week. But it doesn’t allow volume specials like two drinks for the price of one or mega drinks. It also prohibits deals after 10 p.m."

Those who were in favor of this law says that now this will help to drive up tax revenue for both the state and local governments through increasing the alcohol sales.

The governor's office says that bringing back Happy Hour helps the state's hospitality industry.

Ummm, Yeah that's it Governor Rauner. It is all about being nice Illinoisians.  Mmm Hmm. Haha!



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