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Chicago Alfresco Program Nears Debut — But In Rogers Park, The Plans Face Backlash

The city awarded $2.3 million in grants for outdoor spaces for diners, shoppers and visitors, but some communities have been delayed in getting them off the ground.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Belmont Cragin Area Will Get A Public Plaza To Support Street Vendors, Host Outdoor Events Under City Program

"This plaza really exemplifies the spirit of the people of the neighborhood who have struggled throughout this pandemic but have come out on top and better," one leader said.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

City Would Extend Regulatory Relief For Restaurants, Businesses Into 2021 Under Proposed Ordinance

A newly proposed ordinance would extend the city's Expanded Outdoor Dining Program and further delay the expiration of some licenses to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.


Open Street Dining Scrapped In Little Village After Struggling Business Owners Say A Closed 26th Street Would Hurt, Not Help

“We had heard anecdotally that on days 26th Street is closed to traffic, they lose upwards of 75-80 percent of their business,” a local alderman said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards