“Highly desirable corner location near the center of the Southport Corridor. 2,500 SF of space with a large outdoor patio. Bring your concept to an area with numerous national tenants and to a location that is 2 blocks from the Southport L stop.”
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Ever since Gov. J.B. Pritzker teased the state that he’d like to eliminate the indoor mask mandate by Thanksgiving, restaurant and bar owners have awaited an update. With the thermometer sinking and the end of daylight saving time, patio business has predictably tanked. However, early fall stats from health experts show the mandate won’t be banished anytime soon. The mask mandate was reinstated in August.
Every baseball off-season provides optimism for fans looking forward to next year as hope for their respective teams springs eternal.
But for the second straight year, both the White Sox and Cubs have canceled their annual fan gatherings in January due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Cubs made the announcement Saturday that they had again canceled their popular Cubs Convention, which offers fans the chance to speak with players and mingle with other fans just ahead of pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training.
The Cubs’ announcement came a day after the Sox canceled SoxFest for the second straight year, citing the uncertainty of holding an indoor event as positive COVID-19 cases continue around Chicago and Illinois. As of Friday, Chicago health officials announced a daily average of 343 new positive cases of COVID-19 per day, which was up from 297 new daily cases the week before.
Sox fans perhaps the most to look forward following a season when the team captured the American League Central Division championship for the first time since 2008. However, hopes for a lengthy postseason run were cut short when the Sox dropped the league division series in four games to the Houston Astros.
Scheduled to take place in mid-January at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Like the Sox, the Cubs had hoped to go ahead with resuming the popular fan events after canceling last year due to COVID-19-related concerns.
Although both fans had safety protocols in place this past season at their respective ballparks, Cubs officials said that bringing people together in an indoor setting while the pandemic is on-going made canceling the event the right thing to do with a team spokesman telling the Chicago Tribune that as Chicagoans begin to get their COVID-19 booster, the city isn’t yet “out of the woods” in regard to the pandemic.
“Winter months, an indoor environment, where you’re talking about 10,000 people or more in closed quarters where you can’t technically social distance,” Cubs spokesman Julian Green said Saturday, according to the Tribune. “It’s for safety reasons. It’s just a little more difficult to manage.”
Currently as of October 5, 60657’s rate is 80.3% according to the City of Chicago’s Covid dashboard. 60613 is even higher at 82% with at least one does, 12+ in age. This would mean Lakeview is one of the most vaccinated areas in the entire country.
“Trick or Treat on Southport is a free annual community event featuring family-friendly activities, a pumpkin patch, pet parade and trick or treating at local businesses. Enjoy food trucks and a beverage tent featuring beer from Corridor Brewery.
All children under 12 and those who are unvaccinated will be required to wear a mask at this event.”
Monday, October 25, 2021
4:00 PM 8:00 PM
Southport Ave from Roscoe to Grace – 3500 N. Southport Avenue
But on Wednesday, coordinator Tim Frye said they had to cancel the parade for a second time.
“We really wanted and hoped that there could be a parade in 2021. We don’t feel, though, that we can do it safely for everyone in the parade and the people watching,” Frye said in a statement posted to the event website. “We must cancel the parade for the second year.”
Frye said 2022’s Pride Parade has been scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Vaccine Policy and Mask Mandate for the Vic Theatre:
With our return to live concerts and our commitment to producing safe events, all patrons will need to show proof of vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours from the time of entry along with a government issued photo ID.