Illinois General Assembly Rep. Julie Hamos is trying to make sure her state’s laws keep letting consumers receive wine by mail when they order from retailers outside the state. Hamos, a Democrat, filed an amendment this week to a pending bill that she says would eliminate Illinois residents’ current right to get wine from non-Illinois retailers through the Internet or by catalog.

“They’re shopping for the best prices and the best quality,” Hamos said of her constituents, who sent her about 100 letters protesting the bill as it stood without her amendment.

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