City Hall Turnover: Business Affairs And Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareño, Cultural Affairs And Special Events Commissioner Mark Kelly To RetireMayor Lori Lightfoot’s office announced the retirements Tuesday afternoon, marking the latest in a wave of departures from her administration since late last year.
City Launches New Portal For Shared Housing Hosts, Who Now Must Register With BACP To Rent Out Through Services Such As AirbnbThe Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection on Tuesday launched a new online portal to process registrations for shared housing such as Airbnb and HomeAway.
Business Where Mass Shooting Left 2 Dead, 13 Injured This Weekend Has Been In Trouble With City Before, Going Back YearsDozens of partygoers scrambled for cover early Sunday after gunfire erupted at a party in the Park Manor neighborhood. There has been previous trouble at the business where it happened.
Only One Chicago Bar Cited For COVID-19 Restrictions During St. Patrick's Day Celebrations Saturday NightThe city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection said Sunday that it saw very high compliance at bars and restaurants during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations the night before.
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.
4 Chicago Restaurants, Bars Cited This Weekend For Flouting COVID-19 Reopening RulesFour restaurants and bars were cited in Chicago this weekend for failing to comply with COVID-19 reopening rules.
City Temporarily Shuttered 5 Bars And Restaurants This Weekend For Violating Reopening RulesCity inspectors determined the businesses were violating COVID-19 health orders by failing to require masks, among other infractions.
A Look At How Businesses Are Being Scrutinized To Ensure They're Following Chicago's COVID-19 Operating RulesThe city’s 60,000 businesses are under a regimented watch. CBS 2’s Lauren Victory dug into how shops, restaurants, gyms, and more are scrutinized.
City Orders 4 Restaurants, 1 Nightclub Closed For Pandemic Rule ViolationsThe city this past weekend temporarily closed five restaurants and bars for violating rules put in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Organizers Defend 'Trap Warehouse' Event That Was Shut Down By City For COVID-19 Rule ViolationsThe Trap Warehouse event was supposed to be a party with a purpose - $20 to have drinks, dance, and network. Instead, it was shut down by the city.
Concrete Cowboy Bar In River North Permanently Shut Down In Wake Of Repeated ComplaintsThe city has ordered the River North bar Concrete Cowboy to shut down permanently, in the wake of a longstanding history of noise violations, crowd control issues, and even violence.
Aldermen Advance Measure Protecting Workers From COVID-19 RetaliationChicago workers would be protected from being fired or demoted for adhering to public health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, under an ordinance advanced by the City Council Committee on Workforce Development on Monday.
New 'Nights And Weekends' Team Enforcing Party Bus RegulationsAs holiday party season kicks into full gear, Chicago is continuing to tighten the regulatory noose against party bus operators accused of violating rules aimed at reining in rowdyism and violence.
Emanuel Aide: Two-Thirds Of Valet Companies Breaking The LawA top city official said Tuesday there needs to be a tighter rein on valet companies, after a recent investigation revealed two-thirds of them were violating city ordinances.
Two Men Sue Taxi Company, Claim Cabbie Kicked Them Out For KissingTwo men who say they were kicked out of a cab while on their way to Lakeview from O’Hare are suing the taxi company, alleging that the brief kiss they shared prompted the driver to throw them out in a suburban grocery store parking lot.