Executive Order in Response to Covid 19
Read Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order HERE

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS AND LOANS INFORMATION FEDERAL, STATE AND CITY OF CHICAGO

Here is a summary of federal, state and local business relief programs for small businesses and your customers.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

COOK COUNTY ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL RELIEF MEASURES

Cook County recently released a summary of it’s Covid 19 taxes, fines and relief package. Cook County is waiving various County fines, fees and deferring tax collections to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more here

KEY GUIDANCE AND DOCUMENTS FOR OPERATIONS

We are collecting key summaries of state and federal policies and tools you can use to assist in ongoing production and delivery.

Below is our document library of state and federal policies, guidance and resources regarding essential business definitions, regulations, waivers and other important information.

1.Department of Homeland Security Talking Points and FAQs on essential businesses

2.Department of Homeland Security Guidance on the Essential Infrastructure Workforce

3.US Department of Transportation CDL waivers

4.Suggested wording for Critical Infrastructure / Essential Business employees

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)

The Illinois Beverage Association is carefully monitoring the news of the coronavirus (Covid 19) as the situation evolves throughout our communities, our state and our country.

We are working to bring economic, legislative and community news to our members as soon as it is available.

We will be updating our IBA website with information and providing a “tracker” of local actions; please do not hesitate to share any information we should include.

IBA INFORMATION TRACKER

Visit the state’s new COVID 19 website is here.

STATE-LEVEL ECONOMIC RELIEF

State-level economic relief responses and policy are still being formulated. The Governor issued a new executive order that will offer small businesses “a two-month delay in sales tax payments to the state, and to local jurisdictions, and we’re waving late filing fees and interest starting tomorrow, Friday, March 20.”

WEIGHT AND SIZE

Governor J.B. Pritzker Permit Letter on file with ABA. DOT Secretary Omer Osman Letter on file with ABA. Illinois Dept. of Transportation may issue permits for the transportation of emergency response/relief supplies for the COVID-19 pandemic as follows until April 12, 2020:

1. Overweight permits may be issued by the IL DOT and fees shall be waived;

2. Haulers must verify their route using www.gettingaroundillinois.com to ensure their route is free of size and weight restrictions;

3. A permit issued under this order does not authorize the operation of any vehicle combination at a maximum gross weight in excess of 88,000 pounds. A permit may only authorize weights not more than 10 percent greater than gross axle, gross axle combination, or gross vehicle weight limitations.

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

Illinois House cancelled session through March 30, 2020

 Illinois Senate cancelled session through March 30, 2020.

 NEWS FROM ABA

Recent state emergency declarations have included numerous actions to help address COVID-19 including:

1. Lifting Hours of Service restrictions for commercial drivers; and,

2. Increasing weight limits and/or truck size for commercial vehicles

GO HERE for a state-by-state summary to-date of relief efforts on Hours of Service and weight limits.

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America’s Leading Beverage Companies Unite To Reduce New Plastic Use & Increase Collection of Their Valuable Bottles Through ‘Every Bottle Back’ Initiative

The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo Will Support Circular Plastics Economy Through Investment and Action, in Conjunction with World Wildlife Fund, The Recycling Partnership & Closed Loop Partners

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Learn More

The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) represents the bottlers, distributors and employees of the soft drink industry in Illinois. Our soft drinks are made in Illinois. Since 1929, the Illinois Beverage Association has been at the forefront to promote the massive economic and community footprint made by the non-alcoholic beverage industry.

Beverage companies are an instrumental part of the state, its local communities and tens of thousands of Illinois families.  Every day our association works to make sure that your initiatives are the focus of our leaders and partners minds. More than 50 soft drink bottling plants and distribution facilities are located throughout Illinois and provide direct and indirect employment for more than 100,000 Illinois residents.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US

“Calories from beverages such as regular sodas and fruit drinks make up 6 percent of Americans’ daily caloric intake.  Reducing the number of calories consumed from beverages in the United States is imperative to helping curb obesity. We commend the beverage industry for making this strong commitment to reducing the number of beverage calories consumed per person by 20 percent.”

Dr. Howard Wechsler, CEO, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

“In fact, just today, the nation’s largest beverage companies announced that they’ll be taking steps to provide clearly visible information about calories on the front of their products – as well as on vending machines and soda fountains. This is exactly the kind of vital information parents need to make good choices for their kids.”

Michelle Obama, First Lady

IBA Member Organizations