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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Lightfoot Won’t Sue To Avoid State’s New Coronavirus Restrictions On Bars, Restaurants

City officials and Chicagoans need to "double down" on supporting restaurants, which are facing an indoor dining ban that starts Friday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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Coronavirus Kill 51 More Illinoisans, Including Child In Cook County

The state also reported 6,110 confirmed cases, bringing the total to 389,095.

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Get Your Flu Shot, Free COVID Tests At Halloween Event This Weekend In Pilsen

The event hosted by Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez’s office will take place from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St.