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Bars Can Now Apply To Open Sidewalk Cafes For Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Previously, only restaurants were allowed to apply for and open a sidewalk cafe. The city hopes the change can help alcohol-only bars and taverns stay afloat.

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2nd Scooter Pilot Starts Aug. 12 With Bird, Lime And Spin

The city will allow vendors to leave scooters out at night. Last time, vendors had to pick them up at night and re-deploy them in the morning.

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High School Football Moved Back To Spring After State Makes New Coronavirus Restrictions

The rules, which go into effect Aug. 15, apply to people of all ages and cover almost all areas of athletics.

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Coronavirus Won’t Be Over For ‘Years’ In Chicago, City’s Top Doctor Says

"I don't know we'll ever get to a point where COVID will be eradicated, to be perfectly honest," said Dr. Allison Arwady.

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Bottled Blonde Finally Closes After Years-Long Fight With City

The bar at 504 N. Wells St. had been closed and reopened multiple times amid legal fights with the city and neighbors stretching back to 2017.

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Free UChicago Lectures On Racial Justice, Coronavirus And More Available

Educational resources on a wide range of topics, freely available for anyone in Cook County, will be released every Monday through August 31.

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Downtown Section Of Lakefront Trail Reopening Friday

The trail was closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic and repair work.

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Tulum-Inspired Mexican Eatery The Diver Brings Beach Bungalow Vibes To Former Flamingo Rum Club

The River North building’s iconic flamingo mural is going away, but Chicago artist JC Rivera will be back to paint something new.