After 25 Years, The Days In Illinois Can Have One Happy Hour Again The state is reinstating drink specials, although so-called volume specials — like two-for-one, or all-you-can-drink — still won't be allowed.
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After 25 Years, The Days In Illinois Can Have One Happy Hour Again

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After 25 Years, The Days In Illinois Can Have One Happy Hour Again

After 25 Years, The Days In Illinois Can Have One Happy Hour Again

After 25 Years, The Days In Illinois Can Have One Happy Hour Again

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It's happy hour in Illinois. Well, not right this instant, but many are happy that happy hour is back.

Alcoholic drink specials were banned in the state more than 25 years ago, but Gov. Bruce Rauner overturned that yesterday.

There are still some restrictions: So-called volume specials — like two-for-one, or all-you-can-drink — are not allowed.

Happy hour also has to end by 10 p.m. That's fine with your hard-working, overnight-hours Morning Edition staff, so long as happy hour can start at noon.