Mark Kwiatkowski, owner of Replay in Lincoln Park.Jake Wittich/Block Club Chicago

Outdoor Dining Has Helped Hundreds Of Chicago Restaurants, But Others Still Waiting On Permits: ‘Winter Will Be Here Soon Enough’

"I just need my permits, and I will take care of the rest by working harder," said Soraya Rendon, owner of Chilam Balam, a Mexican tapas restaurant with no outdoor dining options.

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Mark Fishman’s Buildings Dropped From Milwaukee Avenue ‘Downzoning’ Plan After Landlord Threatens To Sue

It's the latest in a long-running battle between the prominent landlord and Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th), who is driving the rezoning plan.

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Pilsen Historic Landmark District Plan Killed By Key City Committee After Public Outcry

A separate measure aimed at banning demolitions for six months in Pilsen to slow gentrification failed to pass, too.

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Coronavirus Vaccinations Could Start In 2 Weeks In Chicago, City’s Top Doctor Says

"I'm very hopeful that by the time we're halfway or in the third quarter of this year, we'll be in a different place," said Dr. Allison Arwady.