Chicago Closes Streets In 10 Neighborhoods To Promote Outdoor Dining; 'It's Nice To Finally Have Everyone Outside'“Essentially this is like a lifeline for us to keep going,” said Steve Cin, who oversees three bars and restaurants near Rush and Division.
As Many Forgo Wearing Masks Along The Riverwalk, Pedestrians Worry"There was a young person who had no mask and sneezed."
Chicago To Close Streets In 10 Neighborhoods This Weekend To Expand Outdoor Dining OptionsHours for the street closures will vary by neighborhood, according to the mayor's office, though in most cases will be between approximately 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Outdoor Dining Expands In Chicago This WeekendEarlier this month, the City Council eased up on outside seating restrictions approving more than 1,000 sidewalk cafe permits.
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. 
Broadway To Close From Belmont To Diversey From Friday To Sunday, Also Next Weekend, For Outdoor DiningIf you’re looking to try eating out again, check out East Lakeview this weekend.
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Introduces 'Our Streets' Closed To Traffic To Allow For Social Distancing"In coming days and weeks, I look forward to expanding these pilot projects citywide with input from the public and local stakeholders."
Between Chicago And Evanston, Whether Restaurants Can Reopen Friday Depends On Your Side Of Howard StreetThe State of Illinois was all set to move to Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Friday as figures improve during the coronavirus pandemic.
Warm Weather Lures Lots Of People OutsideOutdoor dining is an immediate boost to the bottom line.