ELMHURST, IL — With the new phase in pandemic regulations, massage businesses are reopening, but with strict social distancing guidelines. The owner of Elmhurst's Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa says some rules will unfairly hurt the industry, which the state shut down in March as a result of the coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Elmhurst Massage Business Protests Some Rules
We're working on a number of initiatives to further support local businesses in the communities we cover. We'll be updating all of our readers on these efforts in the coming days. Thanks for reading the Patch, and for supporting local businesses in your town. … [Read more...] about Evanston Businesses: Open Or Closed? Let Your Customers Know
But the business owners charged “aren’t criminals,” he said. “These are people just trying to survive, and many might not fully understand the rules. It’s more important to explain the rules to them than to charge them.” … [Read more...] about Will small-business owners go to jail for breaking coronavirus rules? We’ll find out
ILLINOIS — Today's the day: With the state hitting all the necessary benchmarks to move into phase 3 of the coronavirus reopening plan, Friday is the day when bars and restaurants can reopen to diners for outdoor seating only, and with social distancing and sanitation measures in place. Many bars and restaurants have been shut down since Gov. J.B. Pritzker banned dine-in customer service March 16. … [Read more...] about IL Reopening: Businesses Ready, Many Customers Anxious
With the Skokie area expected to move to Phase Three of the Restore Illinois plan on May 29, Skokie restaurants will be allowed to open for outdoor dining, and retail stores, salons, offices and more also will be able to reopen with restrictions. The State of Illinois has issued reopening guidance for a variety of business sectors. Click here for links to reopening information for retail, personal care/salons, service centers (car washes, dry cleaners, etc.), restaurants and bars, health/fitness businesses, offices, manufacturers, outdoor recreation facilities and youth sports organizations. All Skokie businesses that choose to reopen are required to adhere to the guidelines for their sector. Please email [email protected] for assistance or with questions. … [Read more...] about Skokie Businesses – See Reopening Guidelines!