Illinois House Bill 0494 has been introduced by two Illinois State Legislators from the Chicagoland area that would allow minors 18 to 20 years of age to consume alcohol if they are with their parent or guardian. According to the article in the Herald Whig (March 14, 2017), hard liquor would not be allowed to be purchased, only beer or wine. Currently, you must be 21 years of age to be able to purchase alcohol in Illinois.

The bill was introduced January 20, 2017 by State Representatives Barbara Wheeler (R) and Kelly Burke (D). Currently, the State of Wisconsin allows minors to purchase beer or wine with a parent or guardian present.  So what are your thoughts? Should Illinois allow it?

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