Inspectors Shut Down Three Large Parties Last Weekend For Violating COVID-19 RestrictionsCity officials shut down three large parties last weekend for violating COVID-19 regulations, including a club in Bronzeville, a party venue in Jefferson Park, and an apartment in Old Town.
Chicago, Cook County Suburbs Expanding Indoor Dining Capacity; Bars And Restaurants Can Stay Open Until 1 A.M.; Other COVID Restrictions EasedWith the city's COVID-19 positivity rate at a record low, and the federal government ramping up distribution of vaccines, the city is again easing restrictions on restaurants, bars, and other businesses.
Chicago Expands Indoor Dining Capacity Again, Citing 'Incredible Progress' In Fight Against COVID-19Bars and restaurants will be allowed to increase indoor capacity to 40% of normal or 50 people per room, whichever is less, effective immediately.
Chicago Restaurants Get Creative For Valentine's Day Amid COVID-19 Capacity RestrictionsValentine’s Day usually brings a rush of lovestruck couples to restaurants. That’s the case this year too – along with a reprieve from the frigid temps in Chicago, but also with restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bar And Restaurant Owners Hope Business Heats Up On Frigid Valentine's Weekend With Looser COVID RestrictionsTemps are heading into the negatives tonight, but restaurant owners are finding a positive as they are allowed to have people inside.
With Live Entertainment Allowed Again, But With Strict Capacity Limits, Theaters And Performers Wonder Is It Worth It?Normally, the stage lights would be on at the nearly 95-year-old Rialto Square Theatre; 2,000 spectators clapping, artists crooning up to the balcony.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb Relaxing Coronavirus Limits On Crowd SizesHolcomb said residents and businesses must still follow precautions including mask wearing and distancing to stem the virus spread.
No Changes To Chicago's Emergency Travel Order; Negative COVID Test Or Quarantine Required Upon Arrival From All States Except HawaiiTravelers coming to Chicago from anywhere in the U.S. except Hawaii remain subject to the city's COVID-19 restrictions, meaning they either must test negative for the virus before arriving or quarantine for 10 days once they get here.
City Closes West Side Art Gallery For Violating COVID-19 Rules; Officials Find 'High Level Of Compliance' As Indoor Dining ReturnsThe city ordered The Drip G, an art gallery at 5529 W. Chicago Ave. in the Austin neighborhood, to shut down over the weekend, after inspectors found 79 customers eating and drinking inside without social distancing.
Limited Indoor Dining Allowed To Return In Lake, McHenry, DuPage, And Kane CountiesRegion 4, the Metro East area near St. Louis, is now the only region of the state that has yet to move back to Tier 1 mitigations to resume limited indoor dining.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Northern, Western Suburbs On Track To Resume Limited Indoor Dining TomorrowWith the state's COVID-19 infection rate and coronavirus hospitalizations continuing to trend downward, two more regions of the state are on pace to lift indoor dining restrictions on Tuesday.
Chicago And Cook County Suburbs Expected To Resume Limited Indoor Dining SaturdayWith infection rates continuing to decline, Chicago and the Cook County suburbs are on track to allow limited indoor dining and drinking at restaurants and bars on Saturday.
City Shuts Down Mount Greenwood Restaurant, Unlicensed Club In Little Village For COVID-19 ViolationsOver the weekend, the city conducted a total of 107 investigations into possible violations of COVID-19 regulations, and issued 13 citations.
Limited Indoor Dining Resumes In Will And Kankakee Counties; Chicago Hoping To Follow Suit Next WeekWill and Kankakee counties became the latest part of the state to allow for indoor service at restaurants and bars, after the state loosened COVID-19 restrictions on Thursday.
Chicago Might Be Able To Make COVID Vaccine Available To All By May; Officials Hope To Reopen Indoor Dining SoonChicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said any schedule for the vaccine rollout beyond Phase 1B is "purely speculative" based on how much vaccine the city is getting from the federal government.