Brewmaster Owner Calls On City To Allow Breweries To Offer Outdoor SeatingBars, taverns, and breweries without kitchens are not getting the green light to open from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, even though many are open across the state. One brewery owner told CBS 2’s Tara Molina he is trying to change that, so as to keep local watering holes from going under.
Casinos Ready To Cash In After COVID-19 ClosuresCBS 2's Chris Tye reports on what Indiana casino officials put in place for COVID-19 restrictions.
Guns Fly Off Shelves Amid UnrestDemand is also up for private security, and there is concern that people who are looking for guns do not know how to use them. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Salons, Restaurants Reopen For Phase 3While they have reopened, the procedures at salons and restaurants are far different from usual with the coronavirus pandemic still a factor. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Some Restaurants Back Open For Patio DiningChicagoans had a new option for dinner Wednesday night - patio dining at some restaurants was back open, and so were some stores. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Hyde Park's Mellow Yellow Can't Wait For ReopeningThe iconic Chicago restaurant said Wednesday’s reopening can’t come soon enough.
The New NormalCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on how suburban shops and restaurants are adjusting with COVID-19 changes to handle customers again.
Back In BusinessCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on the beginning of Phase 3 in Illinois that's allowing for certain businesses to reopen across the state. Except for Chicago.
Restaurants Reopening In Suburbs, But Not ChicagoCBS 2's Charlie De Mar has a look at some restaurants reopening with many precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic in Evanston. But across Howard Street, it's still pickup and delivery only.
Richmond Road Construction HeadachesCBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports on roadblock after literal roadblock, for businesses in the little town of Richmond, Illinois, on the Wisconsin border as Illinois gets ready to reopen for business.
Getting Ready For Phase 3CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on how businesses are getting ready and being COVID-19 cautious when they reopen their doors on June 3.
Sanitizing Software For First RespondersFord announces a new sanitizing software solution to neutralize COVID-19 inside its Police Interceptor utility vehicles made in Chicago.
Oak Park Office Supply Store Closing After 125 Years Due To PandemicPieritz Bros. has announced that after 125 years in business, they will close their doors at the end of June. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Awaiting Reopening, Restaurant Owners Look To City For GuidanceSalon and restaurant owners in the city continue to wait for reopening timelines and instructions from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and City Hall. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Remembering Evanston's Hecky PowellCBS 2's Vince Gerasole has this remembrance of philanthropist and the owner of Hecky's barbecue, Hecky Powell, who succumbed to COVID-19.
Early June Is The Target For COVID-19 Phase 3CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said restaurants and other service providers could reopen early next month.
Suburban Mayors Push For Faster ReopeningCBS 2's Chris Tye reports despite Governor Pritzker's plans to get some businesses reopened for Phase 3, some suburban mayors say they want to get their businesses reopened as soon as possible.
Restaurant Owners Get Ready For Phase 3CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on what restrictions restaurants face as they they prepare to reopen with new COVID-19 guidelines.
For Grads A Cloudy Job Market Has A Silver LiningCBS 2's Jim Williams reports on what recent college grads can look forward to as employers reset in the era of COVID-19.
New Labor Laws Go Into Effect In JulyThe city of Chicago is hosting webinars to get people up to speed on their rights.
Lake County Indiana Reopens For BusinessCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on precautions being taken by business owners and customers who have to adjust to COVID-19 prevention requirements.
Vietnamese Immigrant Vows To Recapture American Dream After COVID-19 'Everything Will Be OK'A man who fled Vietnam and who later had to close his Chicago restaurant because of COVID-19 is disappointed for what happened, but is optimistic about his future. CBS 2's Marissa Para has his story.
Village Of Hinsdale Plans To Close Streets For Outdoor DiningThe Village of Hinsdale is taking to the streets to help local restaurants and small businesses hit hard by COVID-19 in the next phase of Illinois reopening. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Potbelly Considering Closing 100 StoresSales at the Chicago-based sandwich chain are down sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic.