Amid Spread Of Delta Variant, Conventions Rise To Challenge Of Holding Conferences At McCormick Place With MitigationsIn mid-July, conventions and big events like the Chicago Auto Show returned to McCormick Place. We saw big crowds and few masks, and didn't think much of it. But just afterward, the Delta variant of the coronavirus spread, and the world took a U-turn back to strict COVID protocols.
McCormick Place Reopens To The Public In JulyThe Chicago Auto Show will return for a special summer edition in July and the Nike Tournament of Champions will also be there in July.
Return Of Trade Shows To McCormick Place Is Good News For Hotels, Workers, And The Chicago EconomyJobs, jobs, jobs - the return of trade shows and even the Auto Show at McCormick Place is a welcome sign for laid off workers.
Sources: Gov. Pritzker Believes Conventions Can Return To McCormick Place As Soon As SummerSources told CBS 2 late Wednesday that Gov. JB Pritzker believes conventions will return to Chicago at McCormick Place as soon as this summer.
COVID-19 Hits McCormick Place Hard With Lost RevenueAs of July 11, 136 McCormick Place meetings were either canceled or postponed.
Another Chicago Convention Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns"The coronavirus is the fear of the unknown. No one knows where this is going to go. The fear of how long is this going to last."
Heavy Economic Impact As Conventions Cancel Amid Coronavirus Concerns"I am going to have a lot of empty seats, I tell you that right now."
Chicago Conventions Affected By Coronavirus Concerns"We have Purell wipes everywhere. All of our info booths are stocked with disinfectants."
Unions Helping Chicago Land New Trade Shows, ConventionsMayor Emanuel says Chicago is getting more convention and trade show business largely because of unprecedented cooperation with the local labor unions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Officials Discuss How To Keep Chicago Conventions CompetitiveGov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected leaders met Tuesday to talk about ways to make shows at McCormick Place less costly in the face of recent court rulings.
Chicago To Host Gay Travel Convention City chosen partly for its "vibrant and diverse'' gay community.
McCormick Place Offering New IncentivesMcCormick Place is further sweetening the pot to keep conventions in Chicago.