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.
Limited Indoor Dining Allowed To Return In Lake, McHenry, DuPage, And Kane CountiesRegion 4, the Metro East area near St. Louis, is now the only region of the state that has yet to move back to Tier 1 mitigations to resume limited indoor dining.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Northern, Western Suburbs On Track To Resume Limited Indoor Dining TomorrowWith the state's COVID-19 infection rate and coronavirus hospitalizations continuing to trend downward, two more regions of the state are on pace to lift indoor dining restrictions on Tuesday.
Chicago And Cook County Suburbs Expected To Resume Limited Indoor Dining SaturdayWith infection rates continuing to decline, Chicago and the Cook County suburbs are on track to allow limited indoor dining and drinking at restaurants and bars on Saturday.
Limited Indoor Dining Could Resume In Chicago By The WeekendThe City of Chicago announced Thursday that limited indoor dining service could start by the weekend.
Restaurants In Will, Kankakee Counties On Verge Of Resuming Indoor Dining As Move To Tier 1 ExpectedIndoor dining may be back in some Chicago suburbs as Will and Kankakee counties are expected to move to Tier 1.
Chicago Might Be Able To Make COVID Vaccine Available To All By May; Officials Hope To Reopen Indoor Dining SoonChicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said any schedule for the vaccine rollout beyond Phase 1B is "purely speculative" based on how much vaccine the city is getting from the federal government.
Most Of Chicago Area Moves A Step Closer To Resuming Limited Indoor Dining; 3 Other Regions OK For Indoor Restaurant And Bar ServiceSeveral regions of Illinois had COVID-19 restrictions rolled back to some degree on Monday, with three more parts of the state allowed to resume limited indoor dining, although the Chicago area must continue to wait.
Southern Illinois Becomes State's First Region To Resume Indoor Dining, Moves To Tier 1 Virus MitigationsThe move to Tier 1 mitigations for Southern Illinois comes just one day after the state loosened requirements to resume indoor dining and bar service.
Pritzker Announces Indoor Dining And Bar Service Can Resume Sooner Than Expected; Phase 1B Of Vaccination Plan Starts Jan. 25Three regions of Illinois can begin rolling back COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place statewide since just before Thanksgiving, and while indoor dining and bar service won't be allowed just yet, Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday said that will be allowed to happen sooner than expected.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Wants To Reopen Restaurants And Bars 'As Quickly As Possible' To Reduce Risk Of Underground PartiesLightfoot said she plans to have a conversation with Gov. JB Pritzker about how to begin rolling back virus mitigation efforts ASAP.
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.
Chicago Restaurants Coalition Demands Indoor Dining At 20% Capacity By Jan. 15Restaurants are demanding Chicago and the state let them reopen for indoor dining, and they say data is on their side.
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.