As Bucktown's Remedy Bar Reopens After 5 Months, Call Mounts For Increase To 50% Capacity For Chicago Bars And RestaurantsChicago’s bars and restaurants want to be at 50 percent capacity by this Thursday – that is the message the restaurant coalition sent to Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday.
Shedd Aquarium Asks Restaurants To Help Keep Plastic Out Of Great LakesThe Shedd Aquarium is enlisting the help of restaurants to keep plastic out of the Great Lakes.
Judge Rules Suburban Restaurant's Case Against Insurance Company Can Proceed, After Pandemic Interruption Claim Was DeniedThere was a small victory this week for a group of restaurants fighting to have insurance companies pay out certain COVID-19 claims.
Chicago Restaurants Get Creative For Valentine's Day Amid COVID-19 Capacity RestrictionsValentine’s Day usually brings a rush of lovestruck couples to restaurants. That’s the case this year too – along with a reprieve from the frigid temps in Chicago, but also with restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chicago Restaurant Owners Hoping For Big Valentine's Day Weekend Despite COVID-19 PandemicThis weekend is traditionally a big one for restaurants, especially when Valentine's Day falls on a weekend. Some restaurants are just trying to make the best of the restrictions.
Chicago's New Indoor Dining Plan Starts ThursdayChicago's new indoor dining plan starts Thursday.
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.
Chicago Bakery Turns Ovens Back On After Getting A Surprise Check To Reopen; 'We're Very Grateful'"At this point, I was like well, we have to completely re-start. We had packed up everything. Everyone was gone."
'I Can't Keep Going At This Pace': South Side Restaurants Struggle As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues"I'm trying to do everything that I possibly can because I know that businesses like mine are needed, especially in these types of neighborhoods."
Robbers Have Been Targeting Restaurants In South Loop, Police SayPolice on Tuesday were warning South Loop residents of three robberies targeting restaurants during the evening hours this month.
Some Restaurants Hope Thanksgiving Takeout Helps Make Up For Financial Woes Brought On By COVID-19 PandemicCoronavirus restrictions have put many restaurants in crisis across the state, but this week, many restaurants are trying to make up for the financial carnage with Thanksgiving carry-out.
Indiana Restaurants Still Operating At Full Capacity Despite COVID-19 SurgeRolled back restrictions go into effect in Indiana Sunday. However, they don't apply to bars and restaurants.
Grubhub Announces $10,000 Grants To Help Restaurants Through Winter; Some Say It Won't Be Enough, But It Will HelpIn some good news for restaurants just trying to hold on during the pandemic, $10,000 grants have been announced for local businesses trying to survive a Chicago winter.
State Report Says More Than 1,000 Layoffs Are Coming At Chicago Area Restaurants Due To COVID-19 PandemicThe Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act Report for the month of October announced 3,384 coming layoffs in the state – most of them permanent, and many of them at Chicago restaurants.
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.