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Sip by sip, Indiana seems poised to step out of the Dark Ages when it comes to laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol.
HOBART | Smash-and-grab burglaries were reported at two stores along U.S. 30 early Monday, police said.
The convenience store industry, having been thwarted repeatedly in its lobbying efforts, is asking the courts to change state law restricting the sales of cold beer to package liquor stores. This is a restriction that should remain in place.
Isn’t it time Indiana crawled out of the Dark Ages when it comes to liquor laws?
When Indiana went blue and voted for Barack Obama four years ago, I thought the state had crawled out of the Dark Ages.
The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers is recognizing the hard work and societal contributions of beverage alcohol retailers by celebrating Package Liquor Store Month this November. America’s independent package stores, which in most cases provide a wide array of beer, wine and spirit…
Like many communities in Northwest Indiana, bars, taverns and liquor stores can be found throughout Hammond. In most cases, these businesses serve their patrons and do little to disrupt the neighborhoods in which they are located. Regrettably, there are also some facilities that detract from…
Last year, the Indiana General Assembly took an important step toward reducing sales of alcoholic beverages to minors. They're now on the verge of undoing that -- all because some grumpy old people don't like being carded.
INDIANAPOLIS | Things got testy in a House committee room Wednesday during presentations on a proposed change to Indiana's alcohol laws.
The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers is continuing its push to change how one state agency is interpreting rules for issuing permits to sell alcohol.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office charged two Illinois men Friday with armed robbery.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels has named his former general counsel the new chairman of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.
Changing Indiana's "antiquated" rules on alcohol sales could provide a boost in state revenue and a shot in the arm for businesses, a Northwest Indiana business executive and representatives from lobbying groups said Thursday.
The tussle over loosening restrictions on alcohol sales in Indiana is heating up. Package liquor stores are being pitted against the big-box retailers -- drugstores, groceries and convenience stores. But there's another part of the equation that needs to be considered.
HAMMOND | The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission upheld a Lake County decision to deny the sale of packaged liquor at two Hammond Walgreens stores.
Cheryl Majchrowicz talks about the bills that have piled up after her father was charged in the death of her mother in April.
Cheryl Majchrowicz talks about the financial problems that have piled up since her father, Douglas Thompson, was jailed on charges he killed her mother in April. Thompson owns Torrence Discount Liquor and Deli in Lynwood. Majchrowicz has been trying to straighten out the debt associated with…
Cheryl Majchrowicz holds a stack of bills from the liquor store owned by her father, Douglas A. Thompson, 62. Thompson is in jail after being charged in the killing of his wife, Beverly Thompson, of Dyer.
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