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.
Aldermen Poised To Boost Chicago Minimum Wage To $13-An-HourAldermen have set the stage to hike the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next four-and-a-half years, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.
Restaurant Owners Not Worried NATO/G8 Security Will Hurt BusinessThe city’s restaurant community is gearing up for the NATO and G8 summits planned for Chicago in May, and officials insisted Monday they are not worried about security measures restricting access to their businesses.