26 Citations Have Been Issued To 13 Chicago Businesses For Violating COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate -- How Does Enforcement Work?The city’s new proof of COVID-19 vaccination mandate for restaurants, gyms, and certain entertainment venues has resulted in 26 citations in a period of a week and a half.
Chicago Business Community Leaders Meet With State's Attorney, Demand Answers About Why Repeat Offenders Seem To Get Back On Streets EasilyFed-up Chicago business owners are going directly to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx – demanding answers about violent crime.
'You're Just Going To Kill Them': Restaurant Owners On Why They Have To Limit Hours To Avoid Burnout"Some days we're forced to close down brunch, depending on how tired the employees are."
City Council Approves 15% Cap On Service Fees Charged By Food Delivery Apps“Hopefully this will really be an effort that helps a lot of our restaurants and keeps a lot of them in business,” Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said.
Aldermen Advance Plan To Cap Food Delivery App Fees At 15%The City Council could set a 15% cap on the fees delivery services such as Grubhub and DoorDash charge to restaurants before Thanksgiving, offering a “lifeline” to the city’s struggling hospitality industry during the second wave of the pandemic.
Restaurants Argue Against Indoor Dining Ban, Say It's Safer Than Unregulated GatheringsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker ordered restaurants throughout the Chicago area to stop serving meals inside starting Friday, but now the industry is fighting back, saying a ban on dining in could actually make the pandemic worse.
Restaurant Owners Say New Restrictions Could Mean Doom, And Some Workers Think They Should Just Stay On UnemploymentSome restaurant workers feel they’re better off just staying on unemployment rather than going back to work.
Chicago Restaurant Owners Skeptical About Outdoor Dining Designs: 'It's Not Our Savior'"It's not practical. How do you invest money you don't have into all these things?"
Some Restaurant Owners Say They Won't Reopen With Limited Indoor SeatingSome restaurant owners say they might not reopen next Friday when limited indoor seating is allowed because 25% capacity will sink their business.
Chicago Area Restaurants Get Ready To Reopen Under Pritzker's Updated Phase 3 PlanThe movement in the governor's office announced Wednesday came about following intense lobbying by the Illinois Restaurant Association, with lengthy meetings taking place Tuesday.
After Closing Restaurant, Vietnamese Immigrant Fights To Live The American Dream"My passion is restaurants. I love the food and I love the cooking."
GrubHub Halts Collecting Commissions From Independent Restaurants As Business Drops Off Due To CoronavirusIllinois Restaurant Association president Sam Toia said restaurants have seen a 40% to 70% decline in business since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Pritzker Signs Law Raising Illinois Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour By 2025The minimum wage in Illinois will gradually rise to $15 an hour by 2025, after Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation that lays out regular wage increases starting next year.
Soda Tax Supporters Suggest Compromise Ahead Of Repeal VoteIllinois Public Health Institute Elissa Bassler proposed the county should exempt diet drinks from the soda tax, rather than repealing it.
Aldermen Approve Plan To Hike Minimum WageAldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.