The back bar at the Empty Bottle. David Leep/Fabio Brienza

90 Percent Of Chicago’s Independent Music Venues Will Close Because Of Coronavirus, Desperate Owners Say

A haunting new video is highlighting the plight of independent music venues as owners call on Congress to save them.

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Bars Linked To Coronavirus Spread Across Illinois, State Officials Say After City Defends Indoor Service

City officials have been criticized by residents who say they're sending mixed messages by allowing residents to gather inside bars, around strangers, while telling them not see groups of family and friends at home.

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Fraternal Order of Police’s West Loop Headquarters Shut Down Because Of Coronavirus

“Please be advised the Lodge is taking every precaution necessary to ensure our staff and members are protected,” according to a statement on the union's website.

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Pool Hall With Craft Cocktails And Desserts In Jars Opens In Logan Square

Surge Billiards has taken over the former Saki record shop at 3716 W. Fullerton Ave.