CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois enters Phase 4 of re-opening on Friday.

But the city of Chicago is already moving forward with plans to expand outdoor dining. Five more corridors will close to cars and other vehicles.

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Parts of Balmoral, Taylor and 75th Streets, along with Chinatown Square and Oliphant Avenue will be used to make room for more outside restaurant seats.

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Earlier this month, the City Council eased up on outside seating restrictions approving more than 1,000 sidewalk cafe permits.

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It also gave partial refunds to more than 500 businesses who already paid for a full annual permit. The move is meant to help restaurants get back on their feet as they recover financially from the coronavirus stay-at-home order.