Northbrook Restaurateur Says She Welcomes Renewed COVID Mitigations If It Will Help End PandemicWith COVID-19 numbers on the rise, suburban Cook County is dangerously close to a new round of dining restrictions. One restaurateur in Northbrook thinks it would be worth it if it could help end the pandemic.
Some Business Owners Recoil At Warning That New Mitigations On Indoor Dining Could Be Coming Amid COVID-19 Spike In Suburban Cook CountyThis Easter weekend, business owners are upset about more COVID-19 mitigations that could come this week.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Easing Outdoor COVID-19 Restrictions; Keeping Current Indoor LimitsBars and restaurants will be allowed to increase the maximum table size for outdoor dining to 10 people, as long as tables remain spaced six feet apart.
'People Are Ready To Enjoy Each Other': Chicago Restaurants Ready To Welcome Back Diners"It really does come to show you how important the hospitality is to the economy, the nature, and the feel of our city."
Chicago Restaurant Week Starts FridayAs with everything affected by the pandemic, reservations are highly encouraged, due to COVID capacity limits affecting eating and drinking establishments.
Bar And Restaurant Owners Fight For Late Night Hours While Trying To Stay In Business Amid COVID-19 PandemicFighting for more hours, bars and restaurants still have to close at midnight with last call for drinks at 11 p.m.
As Indoor Restaurant Capacity Expands Again Due To Falling COVID Cases, Some Restaurateurs Say It Will Make A DifferenceIn another small win for Chicago restaurants on Tuesday, indoor dining capacity limits were increased again amid improving COVID-19 metrics.
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.
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.
Chicago's New Indoor Dining Plan Starts ThursdayChicago's new indoor dining plan starts Thursday.
Coronavirus In Illinois: Entire State Now In Phase 4 Of Reopening Plan; Infection Rate, Hospitalizations Continue Downward TrendThe state's 7-day average case positivity rate is down to 3.4%, the lowest it's been since Oct. 6.
Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,304 New Cases, 47 More Deaths; Suburban Cook County Moves To Phase 4, But Won't Expand Indoor Dining CapacityAlthough state rules under Phase 4 allow bars and restaurants to seat up to 10 people per table indoors, suburban Cook County will limit parties to 6 people per table.
Chicago Restaurant Owners Disappointed City Will Not Increase Restaurant Capacity When State AllowsAs the State of Illinois eases restriction for indoor dining, there is capacity confusion for Chicago restaurants. But the city is standing firm on a 25% limit.
Customers Now Adhering To Dining Rules Better Than In Recent Months, City Of Chicago SaysIt's been about a week since the dining rules relaxed in Chicago and many of the suburbs, and a trend line has emerged that might be surprising: The rules are being followed far more than they have been in recent months.
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.