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Friday, March 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRA Supports Initiative to Allow 18+ Year Olds to Serve Alcohol in Restaurants »
IRA President & CEO Sam Toia recently expressed the IRA's full support of an initiative from Alderman Tom Tunney (44th...
Monday, February 20, 2017
Crains: Restaurants, Groceries Close for Immigration Strike »
IRA President & CEO Sam Toia spoke with Crains Chicago on "A Day Without Immigrants", where he affirmed that immigrant...
Monday, October 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sam Toia on James Beard Awards in Chicago Through 2021 »
Chicago Sun Times interviewed Sam Toia to talk about the significance of culinary tourism to Chicago, and how the James Be...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Video: Chicago Gourmet City Club Panel »
On Tuesday, September 6, IRA President & CEO Sam Toia moderated a City Club of Chicago panel luncheon focused on Chica...
Friday, August 26, 2016
Free Student Memberships from Gordon Food Service »
Gordon Food Service Will Sponsor All New Student Members   In a new partnership between the Illinois Restau...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illinois Restaurant Association Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Happy Hour »
Crains Chicago met with the Illinois Restaurant Association, State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, and restaurateurs that...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Illinois Restaurant Association Hosts Meet Chicago Northwest Hospitality Industry Day in Schaumburg »
On Wednesday, June 29 the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) will hold a s...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Sam Toia included in Chicago Magazine's annual list of “The Power 50.” »
IRA's President & CEO Sam Toia is included in Chicago Magazine's list of “The Power 50,” their annual list of the mos...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Unsung Heroes: 3 Things You Need to Know About Music Licensing in the Restaurant Industry »
Unsung Heroes: 3 Things You Need to Know About Music Licensing in the Restaurant Industry   By Libby ...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Suburban convention bureaus regain state funding »
In a Daily Herald story about state tourism funding, the IRA was mentioned as a supporter in the recent campaign. A link...
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Comprehensive Health Coverage »
Click here to read about new health insurance regulations! Brought to you by The Horton Group Inc.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Health Care Reform: Employer Update »
Click here to read about the recent Health Care Reform, courtesy of Mesirow Financial!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
10 things millennials should know about health insurance »
Click here to read the latest article from the Health Insurance Council Blog!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
IRA Membership Team sponsors Peoria CVB and HOIHA Golf Outing »
On September 3rd, Christine DeSousa with the Illinois Restaurant Association and Kelly McCahon with Resource POS joined th...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virtual Care Physician Visits Expand Member Access to Health Care »
Click here to read the full article by Michael J. Telesky, VP of Key Account Sales & Account Management for United Hea...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Global support. Global services. Global assistance. »
Click here to read the full blog post by Natalie Nogalo of UnitedHealthcare Global  
Wednesday, September 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Cadillac Tax" - One more item to plan for... »
Click here to read the new Health Insurance Blog post by Kris Aufmann of Heil & Key Insurance....
Tuesday, August 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Rules Have Changed for Obtaining Individual Health Insurance »
Click here to see the most recent Health Insurance Council blog post by Dave Brennan, EVP REGIT Inc. :  ...
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Small Group Market: Changing Definition »
Click here to read the new Health Insurance Blog post by David Kleifield of The Horton Group....
Wednesday, August 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOL Issues Guidance on Classification of Independent Contractors »
Click here to see the most recent Health Insurance Council blog post by G reg Gallagher from Mesirow Financial:...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
There is a Silver Lining to the Affordable Care Act »
Click here to see the most recent Health Insurance Council blog:   There is a Silver Lining to the Affordable C...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
UnitedHealthcare Introduces Healthy Savings to Chicagoland Members »
UnitedHealthcare Introduces Healthy Savings to Chicagoland Members UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring a Healthy...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Governor Rauner Signs SB 398 Culinary And Hospitality Modernization Act »
(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.; July 15, 2015) – In a measure designed to capitalize on one of Illinois’ main economic engines, Gov. B...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
What Do 1094 and 1095 Mean To You? »
Are you an ALE? According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an ALE is an Applicable Large Employer, meaning an employer th...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
How to Avoid a Potentially Massive Rate Increase »
Click here to see the most recent Health Insurance Council blog post by Kris Aufmann,  Director of Benefits, Hei...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A Couple of Key Facts You Need to Know About Employer Sponsored Health Coverage »
Click here to see the most recent Health Insurance Council blog post by Dave Brennan, EVP REGIT Inc.: A Couple of Ke...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Restaurants Statewide Applaud Lawmakers for Modernizing Illinois’ Culinary & Hospitality Industries »
SB398 will increase sales tax revenue for local municipalities and help create more jobs (SPRINGFIELD; May 31, 20...
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
"The Chef Whisperer" Debuts at James Beard Awards in Chicago »
“THE CHEF WHISPERER” DEBUTS AT THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS IN CHICAGO Chicago’s Culinary Greats May Have Future...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Proud to Announce the Health Insurance Council, presented by UnitedHealthcare »
Health Insurance Council It has never been easier for restaurants and foodservice operators to wrap their arms around...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Illinois Restaurant Association Names New Board Chair »
Chicago Tribune, February 4, 2015 VIEW ARTICLE
Monday, January 26, 2015
A Restaurant Survival Guide For Quarter One »
A RESTAURANT SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR QUARTER ONE Illinois Restaurant Association provides tips for restaurateurs to take 201...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Illinois Restaurant Association Introduces Online Food Handler Certification »
ILLINOIS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION INTRODUCES ONLINE FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATION Restaurants Can Meet Required Training wit...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Extra! Extra! IRA Celebrates Centennial Year With 37th Annual Restaurateurs Event »
EXTRA! EXTRA! ILLINOIS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL YEAR WITH 37th ANNUAL RESTAURATEURS EVENT From the...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brazilian Bowl in Lakeview Offers More Than Just Beef »
BRAZILIAN BOWL IN LAKEVIEW OFFERS MORE THAN JUST BEEF http://abc7chicago.com/food/brazilian-bowl-in-lakeview-offers-more-...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Russian-French fine-dining brasserie coming to Wheeling »
Russian-French fine-dining brasserie coming to Wheeling October 29, 2014 A Russian-French fine-dining brasserie called D...

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