Mayor Lori Lightfoot Easing COVID Restrictions On Bars, Restaurants, Fitness Centers, Personal ServicesChicago restaurants will soon be able to serve more people indoors, and bars that don’t serve food will soon be able to resume service inside under loosened COVID-19 restrictions announced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday.
Lakefront Restaurants And Concessions Reopening, But Chicago Beaches Still ClosedThe Chicago Park District confirmed lakefront restaurants and concession stands were given permission to reopen this week, after being forced to close the past few months due to the pandemic.
City Shuts Down Cork & Kerry For Ignoring Mask Mandate; Employee Tested Positive For COVID-19Cork & Kerry, a popular Irish pub in the Beverly neighborhood, has been shut down by the city, after repeatedly violating reopening requirements by staying open past midnight, and not requiring customers and staff to wear masks.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns City Might Have To Move Back To Phase 3 If COVID Cases Continue To Rise; 'We Are On The Precipice'“If we continue to see this uptick in cases, we’re going to have no choice but to go back into Phase 3," the mayor said.
City Closes West Loop Restaurant For Violating Social Distancing Orders; No Plans To Shut Down Indoor Dining Altogether"Irresponsible actions like this put our entire city at risk and will not be tolerated," The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection stated in a news release.
City Orders Closure Of Tour Boat Operator, Cites 5 Other Businesses For Violating Social Distancing Rules Over July 4th WeekendLast week, city officials warned they would be cracking down on businesses that ignore the city's capacity limits during Phase 4 of the reopening plan.
Small Concert Hall Owner Says Music Venues Like His Can't Make It Under Phase 4 Reopening Restrictions, Are In Danger Of ClosingAs Chicago gears up for Phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan this Friday, the owners of the city’s storied performance and music venues say they still can’t make it with those restrictions.
Chicago Bars And Breweries Have Green Light To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, But Many Aren't Going To Right AwayAfter weeks of back and forth, Mayor Lori Lightfoot cleared Chicago's bars and breweries to open on Wednesday for outdoor service.
COVID-19 Reopening In Chicago: Timeline For Some Of Area's Biggest AttractionsAs Chicagoland re-emerges from COVID-19 restrictions, including the reopening of the city's Riverwalk, what are the plans for some of the areas other institutions?
Hyde Park's Mellow Yellow Restaurant Can't Wait For Chicago Reopening WednesdayAn iconic Chicago restaurant said Wednesday’s reopening can’t come soon enough.