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Illinois Restaurant Association

Illinois Restaurant Association
Illinois Restaurant Association

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town