Fast Food Staffing Shortage Is Forcing Dining Rooms To CloseA Buffalo Grove McDonald’s had to close its dining room because of a staffing shortage.
Urbanspace Finally Opens Food Hall On Washington Street DowntownAs more workers come back to the Loop, we're seeing more food options reopen.
Chicago Hotels Expected To Lose $2 Billion In Revenue By Year's EndThe new figures came down Thursday from the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Numbers are based off of business travel – including corporate or government hotel stays.
Synergy Foods Brings Vast Variety Of Fruits And Vegetables To BronzevilleExotic fruits and vegetables are easy to find in a lot of communities, but not so in Chicago’s food deserts – where any fresh produce is scarce. One entrepreneur insists her neighbors in Bronzeville deserve the best, so she set up shop there. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Many Retailers And Other Companies Are Amping Up Benefits To Attract Holiday Seasonal WorkersWe're already thinking about the holiday season, because many companies are already struggling to hire enough workers. So what is going to happen when they need to bulk up for the holidays? CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Back-To-Business Grants Program Set Up To Help Local Minority-Owned BusinessesA new pot of money has been made available for minority-owned businesses that took a major hit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Businesses Hope End Of Federal Benefits Will Bring Workers BackRestaurant owners are hopeful, but those facing worker shortages may not see the impact of the expiration right away. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Businesses, Restaurants In Particular, Hope End Of Benefits Will Mean More Workers Will Come BackThis Labor Day, many industries are hoping people come back to work - with extra federal unemployment benefits officially having expired Saturday. CBS 2’s Tara Molina was told that while business owners in particular are hopeful, those still facing worker shortages may not see the impact of the expiration right away - especially restaurants.
Restaurant Labor Shortage Continues As Workers Look For New CareersThe restaurant and bar industry has been hit by the Great Resignation in huge numbers, and we wanted to know why its workers are looking elsewhere. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Dozens Of Businesses Cited Or Given Warnings For Not Following Mask MandateThe city is cracking down on businesses that are accused of failing to follow the COVID-19 mask date. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Lyft Driver Says He Was Banned Over Bogus Complaint And Can't AppealA Lyft driver is looking for answers after he said he was banned from the rideshare service over a bogus complaint. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
A Will County Restaurant Prepares For A Return To Indoor Masking In IllinoisGov. JB Pritzker on Thursday announced that mandatory indoor masking will be returning statewide as a mitigation against COVID-19, and Doc's Smokehouse in Mokena is all ready. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
All 4 Remaining Chicago Area Disney Stores To CloseDisney is closing its four remaining Chicago area stores – including its Michigan Avenue location.
New Chicago Mask Mandate Is Not News Restaurateurs Were Hoping To HearEffective Friday, a mask mandate will be back in effect in Chicago for all indoor spaces, including gyms, stores, and restaurants. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported, some businesses believe this step backward could be a big blow.
Cook County Business Owners Hit Hard By Sky-High Property Tax IncreasesSome Cook County business owners have been left wondering if there were typos on their 2020 property tax bills – as their taxes soared 300, 400, or even 1,000 percent this year. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
More And More Chicago Restaurants And Bars Are Requiring Proof Of COVID-19 VaccinationA growing number of city businesses are starting to require proof of vaccination before entry. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Englewood Native Victoria Williams Is Proud Illinois Social Equity Marijuana License WinnerThis story is about a lottery winner – but it doesn't involve little white balls or scratch-off tickets. We're talking green - weed. That is, the marijuana lottery. CBS 2’s Charlie de Mar talked with an Englewood native turned pot entrepreneur who was among the winners.
Some Chicago Restaurants Are Turning To New Delivery Apps With Different PricingSo many of us have relied on food delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic – but if you order a lot, you know most apps take a good-sized cut for themselves. That has created an opening for new businesses with different pricing. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Arlington International Racecourse Plans To Lay Off 237 EmployeesArlington International Racecourse has notified the State of Illinois of its plans to lay off 237 employees next month.
Some Chicago Bars Restaurants Demanding Proof Of VaccinationMany bars are now demanding you show your COVID-19 vaccination record card along with your ID to get in. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
More Chicago Bars, Restaurants Requiring Proof Of COVID-19 VaccinationNo vaccine card? No entry. The number of Chicago bars and restaurants where you might come across a sign with those words on the door is growing. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Some Bars Are Willing To Require Proof Of Vaccinations To Avoid Another ShutdownWith COVID-19 cases on the rise again – topping more than 2,000 cases for the first time Wednesday since early May – some Chicago area bar and restaurant owners say they are willing to do anything to avoid another shutdown. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Loop Stores Hope Turn Profit As Lollapalooza Crowds ReturnStarting Thursday, the masses return to Grant Park for the first Lollapalooza in two years, and there are, of course, a lot of people hoping to cash in on those crowds. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Uptown Business Accused Of Shipping Scam Does Not Have License To OperateThe landlords of an Uptown shipping business accused of scamming customers want them out, and they have put a notice up in black and white on the door. And as CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports, Adelove Shipping does not even have a license.

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