Restaurants Continue Dine-In As Governor Says Indoor Dining Ban Will ContinueChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is open to indoor dining, but Gov. JB Pritzker says not yet. While we wait and see, some restaurants say they have no choice but to break the rules.
New Calls Issued To Relax Indoor Dining Restrictions -- Has Ban Actually Led To Drop In COVID-19 Infections?There were renewed calls Tuesday to relax the indoor dining ban in Illinois, which has prohibited patrons from eating inside restaurants since the end of October.
Mayor Lightfoot Says Ald. Tunney 'Will Absolutely Be Held Accountable' For Defying Indoor Dining Ban At His Ann Sather Restaurant"Obviously, I'm deeply disappointed. I've known Tom Tunney for 25-plus years, I consider him a friend, and he understands what he did was absolutely wrong," Lightfoot said.
City Issues Two Citations To Ann Sather Restaurant In Lakeview After Alderman Admits Defying Indoor Dining Ban; Faces Up To $10,500 In FinesThe amount of the fine Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) faces will be determined at an administrative hearing, but could total up to $10,000.
Ald. Tom Tunney Admits Allowing Regular Customers To Dine Inside Ann Sather Restaurant; 'This Was An Error In Judgment'The alderman did not specify how many customers he has allowed to be served inside in defiance of the indoor dining ban, or how often.
McHenry County Restaurants Continue To Defy Indoor Dining Ban As Governor Says It Will Continue For WeeksDining out in Illinois will continue to be off limits for at least the next few weeks, according to an announcement from Gov. JB Pritzker Monday.
ISP Enforcing Indoor Dining Ban As Local Governments Flout RestrictionsIn many areas of Illinois, city halls are not in step with the governor. Some mayors are even instructing local police to look the other way on enforcing the indoor ban.
Suburban Restaurants Could Be Criminally Charged For Defying Governor's Indoor Dining BanSome suburban restaurants could soon be criminally charged for not following the governor's indoor dining ban. Meanwhile, some mayors are drafting more relaxed rules that leave customers and business owners confused.
Owners Say Restaurants Are Not The Source Of COVID-19 Spread, But City Does Not AgreeChicago points to record COVID-19 numbers as the reason to shut down indoor dining, but still, some of the city’s most popular restaurants said they are not the source of the spread.
Lightfoot: 'We Desperately Need Help' From Federal Government, Announces $10M In Grants For Businesses Affected By The Pandemic"We're doing our part. But life would be better if we had a functioning federal government."
Mount Prospect Restaurant Owner Says She Feels Bullied For Abiding By Indoor Dining BanIndoor dining is still happening despite Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker's recent ban, and that is putting all restaurants in a tough spot.
Chatham Businesses Thriving Despite Indoor Dining BanBelieve it or not, restaurants in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood are thriving. They are bucking the trend there and actually hiring, according to at least one business.
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.
Revolution Brewing To Close Brewpub Through Winter Amid Pandemic Restrictions; Other Businesses Say State Grants Aren't EnoughLate Thursday, we were just a couple of hours away from a ban on indoor dining in Chicago due to spiking coronavirus infection numbers. It comes as more businesses are shutting their doors for good, or temporarily.
Restaurant, Bar Staff Prepare To File For Unemployment Again As COVID-19 Indoor Dining Bans Go Into EffectNearly 2 million people have filed for unemployment in Illinois since early March, and there is no doubt that servers and bar staff are going to add to those numbers as COVID-19 indoor dining bans take effect.