Illinois legislators OK measure allowing third-party services to deliver alcohol

Alcohol to go

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Illinois lawmakers have given the okay to another measure intended to help the struggling restaurant industry. Its expected that Illinois residents will soon be able to order a bottle of wine with a pizza and have it delivered.

The Illinois House overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday allowing third-party services, such as Grub Hub, UberEats, and DoorDash, to deliver alcohol with or without food.

The measure amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934; and is an expansion of a law passed last spring allowing restaurants to deliver - that came after the approval of alcohol takeout. The Senate voted Tuesday to extend that law, aimed at providing relief to the hospitality industry that has struggled through pandemic-related restrictions through 2023.

There is a requirement that a person's age be verified.

Breweries and distilleries are not allowed to deliver.

The bill was passed earlier by the state Senate, and now heads to Governor Pritzker’s desk for a signature.