• A surge in COVID-19 cases has Chicago retailers facing new restrictions, just as holiday shopping season hits

    by Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune / November 18, 2020

    Retailers were starting to see shoppers return to stores this fall. Now, a surge in COVID-19 cases has brought new restrictions, just as Chicago-area stores were gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year.

    Starting Friday, Illinois retailers and malls will be limited to 25% of their usual capacity, down from 50%. Grocery stores and pharmacies will be able to operate at half capacity, but big box chains selling some grocery and pharmacy items will also face the tighter limits. Read more HERE

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