Category: COVID-19

Comprehensive list of 2400+ restaurants offering takeout in Chicagoland

Comprehensive list of 2400+ restaurants offering takeout in Chicagoland
COVID is taking a huge toll on Chicago’s World Class dining scene. With rules and regulations changing daily, it is hard to keep up. Dining IN is OUT. Dining OUT is IN. Dining out in summer and early fall is fine but come December, things can get pretty cold outside in Chicago. Fortunately there are... Read more »

Navy Pier Closure: What’s open what’s not?

Navy Pier Closure: What’s open what’s not?
Navy Pier has just announced that they will be closing “for the season” on September 8 with reopening planned for a TBA date in spring of 2021. Not unlike Chicago beaches, when they say closed they mean closed. What Does This Mean? There will be NO public access to Navy Pier including the south sidewalk... Read more »

Chicago begins reopening: Here’s what’s open

Chicago begins reopening: Here’s what’s open
 Finally some good news As Chicago emerges from the darkness of the pandemic and unrest that’s been haunting the country since early March. tomorrow is a new beginning. Tomorrow we say hello to Phase 3 when the curfew lifts at 6am in the morning. Here’s what’s opening on June 3 Businesses & offices Non-essential retail... Read more »
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Godfrey Hotel’s DIY Cocktail kits for summer sipping

Godfrey Hotel’s DIY Cocktail kits for summer sipping
As we carefully inch our way back to normal with Phase III kicking off in Illinois this Friday–we can once again gather outside (carefully). In most of Illinois, we can also dine al fresco (but not yet Chicago)–again with regulations. If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space available–you can, once again, entertain.... Read more »

Lake County Forest Preserves updates and cancellations for summer of 2020

Lake County Forest Preserves updates and cancellations for summer of 2020
Lake County Forest Preserves (LCFP) announced today that all summer camps, science explorers and nature programs for summer of 2020 will be cancelled–many will be replaced with “virtual” programs (see below)–due to the Covid virus. Members of the Lake County Forest Preserves Operations Committee approved a recommendation to cancel or modify all special events, concerts, and in-person education programs scheduled for this summer and... Read more »

Sign of the times: The Art Institute lions get a new look

Sign of the times: The Art Institute lions get a new look
A sign of the times The Art Institute of Chicago’s iconic lions who have been known to don wreaths during the holiday season and Chicago Bears helmets during the kick off to the pro football season are getting a new look. Following local protocol,“Chicago Together! Make a Mask, Give a Mask, Wear a Mask,” the... Read more »
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Try a taste of Napa Valley with Stags’ Leap Winery while you shelter in place

Try a taste of Napa Valley with Stags’ Leap Winery while you shelter in place
It was 80 degrees and sunny yesterday in Napa Valley when we joined Stags’ Leap Winery for a Virtual Wine Tasting on Instagram Live. It was a bit windy, but nothing to complain about considering it was 44 and overcast outside my window. The half-hour escape gathered like-minded vino lovers, sipping wine, learning about growing... Read more »

COVID-19: A photo journey through our new world

Could necessary shifts in our way of life as we fight COVID-19 pave the way for a more humane society? The coronavirus has turned the world as we know it upside down. We are repeatedly reminded to shelter in place, wash our hands, wear a mask while being bombarded with growing death counts from COVID-19,... Read more »

Nothing can stop Mother Nature--not even the Coronavirus

Nothing can stop Mother Nature--not even the Coronavirus
Take a spring walk, you never know what you’ll find The worst thing about being healthy in a pandemic is being stuck at home. The best think about being healthy in a pandemic is being stuck at home. Finally you have time to do the things that you always said you didn’t the have time... Read more »
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2020 A.C. (after coronavirus): the new normal in pictures

2020 A.C. (after coronavirus): the new normal in pictures
Empty streets and plazas, social distancing, face masks, no parades, no sports, no school, no live theater or concerts, no dining out. It’s a new world that only a short time ago none of us would have imagined. This is the face of COVID-19. Here’s a look: Subscribe to Show Me Chicago by email If... Read more »
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