With more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, restaurants, bars, and ballparks are busier than they have been in more than a year. But some areas of Chicago with the highest vaccination rates are also seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases. CBS 2's Brandon Merano reports.

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In Busy And Tourism-Heavy Neighborhoods, COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Rising -- But So Are CasesWith more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, restaurants, bars, and ballparks are busier than they have been in more than a year. But some areas of Chicago with the highest vaccination rates are also seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases. CBS 2's Brandon Merano reports.
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Suburban Cook County Business Owners Wait To See If COVID Restrictions ReturnThis Easter weekend, business owners are upset about more COVID-19 mitigations that could come this week. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Wrigleyville Balances Business, Safety Amid COVID-19 SpikeWrigleyville bar owners face a tall task - balancing a much-needed business boost with COVID concerns. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.
New Interest Surges In Returning To Offices Post-PandemicThe pandemic ushered in a wave of working from home, but don’t count out your office space. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Alderman Wants To Get Bars, Restaurants Money Back For Liquor Licenses They Couldn't UseThe city made millions of dollars on liquor licenses many businesses couldn't use during the pandemic. One alderman wants to change that, and give those owners some of their money back. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Alderman Calls For Reimbursement For Bars, Restaurants That Had To Pay For Liquor Licenses When Shut DownSo many Chicago restaurants and bars had to shut down during the beginning of the pandemic, but they still had to pay the city for a liquor license. As CBS 2's Tara Molina reports, one alderman wants owners to get some of that money back.
Guitar Store Manager Shocked After Officer Leaves Bad Yelp Review In UniformA Ravenswood neighborhood guitar shop’s manager said a Chicago Police officer wanted to do some in-store shopping – but the manager turned him away per the store’s COVID policy. The officer later criticized the store on a social media post – in uniform. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Part Owner Of Building Where Weekend Mass Shooting Happened Has Had Properties In Trouble With City BeforeWe've reported on the building where a mass shooting happened this weekend and the tenants that held the keys. On Monday, CBS 2’s Chris Tye had a more thorough look at the man who is part owner of that address - and another troubled address.
Conventions Could Make A Comeback At McCormick Place This YearSources told CBS 2 late Wednesday that Gov. JB Pritzker is leaning toward conventions returning throughout Illinois later this year. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Sources: Gov. Pritzker Believes Conventions Can Return To McCormick Place As Soon As SummerSources told CBS 2 late Wednesday that Gov. JB Pritzker believes conventions will return to Chicago at McCormick Place as soon as this summer.
Treasurer Maria Pappas Does Not Want To See A Target At Water Tower Place“Disgusting and embarrassing” – that is how Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas describes the possibility of a Target store replacing the iconic Macy’s on the Magnificent Mile. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
New York Investigation Of Former President Trump's Finances Leads To Chicago Trump TowerThe New York investigation into former President Donald Trump’s finances has stretched to the Chicago Riverfront.
Businesses Relieved By Prospect Of Fans In The Stands At Chicago BallparksCubs and White Sox fans will once again be allowed into Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field for Cubs and White Sox games, albeit with restrictions. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Fans At Wrigley, Guaranteed Rate Fields Mean Good News For BusinessesFor the first time in a year, fans will soon be heading back to the stands at both Major League Baseball parks in Chicago. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
As Bucktown's Remedy Bar Reopens, Call Mounts For Increase To 50% CapacityChicago’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. CBS 2’s Tara Molina talked to a bar owner who was opening Monday night for the first time in months.
Restaurants Fight To Have Insurance Companies Pay COVID-19 Business Interruption ClaimsThere was a small victory this week for a group of restaurants fighting to have insurance companies pay out certain COVID-19 claims. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago Tribune Owner Agrees To Purchase By Hedge Fund Alden Global CapitalThe owners of the Chicago Tribune have agreed to a $630 million buyout from Alden Global Capital.
As Indoor Restaurant Capacity Expands Again, 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. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Southwest Airlines Begins Flights Out Of O'HareThe coronavirus pandemic may have hit the travel industry hard, but Southwest Airlines is expanding.
Restaurants Get Creative For Valentine's Day Amid COVID-19 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. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
As Black Restaurant Week Begins, 2 Restaurateurs Say Business Is Booming Despite PandemicChicago Black Restaurant Week was founded to increase visibility of Black-owned businesses during Black History Month. On Monday, CBS 2’s’ Tara Molina sat down with two lifelong friends turned business owners who are taking part.
Restaurant Week To Go Ahead In Chicago Starting In March, But With Some ChangesThe restaurant industry has been ravaged by COVID-19, but Restaurant Week in Chicago will go on – with some important changes.

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