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Please be advised that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the re-implementation of statewide Tier 3 COVID-19 mitigations. Measures going into statewide effect this Friday, November 20, at 12:01AM are listed in this post.

Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

As part of "Protect Chicago", the Mayor has instituted a Stay-at-Home Advisory that will go into effect on Monday, November 16 at 6AM. As part of this advisory, the City is calling on all residents of Chicago to stay at home. Residents are strongly encouraged to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up take-out food, or receiving deliveries.

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Today, the City of Chicago has begun accepting application for the $10 million Chicago Hospitality Grant Program. Announced by Mayor Lightfoot last week as part of an emergency hospitality relief package, this program will provide grants of $10,000 each to Chicago bars and restaurants that have been greatly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

In order to align with the new State-imposed regulations and to allow extra operating time for bars and restaurants operating outdoors, the City will be modifying its non-essential business curfew. These frequently asked questions will help explain what other differences and nuances are now in effect.

Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 11, the City of Chicago, beginning at 12:01 am on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

This morning, on Friday, October 23 at 6AM, new regulations for non-essential businesses went into effect to help manage a second wave of COVID-19 cases in the Chicago region. The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection is holding a webinar to provide an overview of these new regulations today at 2PM.

Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020

Non-essential business curfew to be in effect from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am, and bars to close for indoor service. Targeted restrictions will be in effect for at least two weeks to manage second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) today announced that Chicago has made sufficient progress in the fight against COVID-19 to ease certain restrictions on businesses. Effective Thursday, October 1, new guidelines for businesses will come into effect.

Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will begin accepting applications for the second round of BIG funds tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, September 17. To help you prepare for your application, see this post for guidance.

Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Starting tomorrow at 11AM, dine out on #FultonMarket as the historical corridor joins the Outdoor Dining Pilot! Some restaurants between Halsted and Morgan will have expanded sidewalk cafes Friday-Sunday until 11PM. All patrons are asked to observe COVID-19 precautions. Enjoy!

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

Be advised that on July 22, 2020, the Chicago City Council passed Ordinance 2020-2915, a COVID-19 emergency-related measure to extend licenses that expire during the pandemic.

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2020

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced a re-tightening of COVID-19 restrictions for bars, restaurants, gyms and personal services as a precautionary move in response to a recent increase in community cases of the virus.

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020