Gloria Materre named new Chicago liquor-control commission director

March 18, 2011

The Associated Press

There's a new head of the body that oversees alcohol and cigarette sales laws in Illinois.

Gov. Pat Quinn has named Gloria Materre to be the next executive director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Materre is the outgoing executive director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

At her new post, she'll be responsible for implementing decisions of the seven-member commission, including disciplinary measures. The body also monitors the enforcement of laws that bar underage sales of alcohol and cigarettes.

Materre replaces Lainie Krozel at the commission. The governor's office says Krozel is returning to a position she held before - as chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Revenue.