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- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Chicago Restaurants Are Struggling To Keep Staff As Burned-Out Workers Bail For Better Pay, Less Stress
Many restaurants have hiked wages, but it's not enough for workers disillusioned by cranky customers and grueling work. “If you don’t have to go back to hell, why set yourself up to burn?”
Want Plastic Utensils Or Napkins With Your Takeout? Now You Have To Ask For Them, After City Council Passes Ordinance
In four months, Chicago restaurants will be mostly banned from giving out single-use plastics with meals.
Restaurant Workers Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic Can Get $500 Grant
The fund will help cover rent, food and utilities, according to the Illinois Restaurant Association.
Igloos, Greenhouse Pods Extend Outdoor Dining In Fulton Market As Cold Weather Hits
The Dining Together, Apart initiative has brought 21 pods to Fulton Market to help restaurants stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago Could Lose 1,500 Restaurants Permanently If Help Does Not Come To Struggling Independent Eateries
As of Tuesday, about half of Chicago’s 7,500 restaurants were completely closed while about 50 percent were still operating, paying their staff to cook and deliver food to customers.
West Town’s Michelin-Starred Temporis Restaurant Wants To Make Your Quarantine Dinner
While Chicagoans are proud of their city's restaurant scene, many likely do not realize how fragile it is, Temporis chef and owner Sam Plotnick said.
Chefs, Restaurant Owners Come Together To Ask City, State — And You — For Help During Coronavirus Shutdown
Owners urged the state to give emergency unemployment benefits to all hourly and salaried workers, eliminate payroll tax for business owners and call for rent and loan abatement for workers.