Tai Nang's patio. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

Desperate To Open, Restaurant Owners Call For Faster Permitting Process To Open Sidewalk Cafes, Patios

The entire Sidewalk Cafe Permit process can take 30–45 days and has a minimum fee of $600, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city would waive those fees and work to expedite the process.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published
South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published

Who Will Win? $10 Million ‘Chicago Prize’ To Be Awarded To A Community-Led Project Thursday

Six South and West Side neighborhood coalitions are vying for the prize, which will fund one group's plans to create housing, jobs programs, health centers and more critical resources for underserved communities.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Logan Square Target Finally Opening This Month

The store's soft opening is Aug. 12 and grand opening is Aug. 16, according to a company spokeswoman.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Lakefront Restaurants Get OK To Reopen — But Beaches Still Closed

At least five beachfront restaurants will open this weekend for the first time this summer.