State advances to next phase of Restore Illinois on June 26

New guidelines will allow key leisure, recreation, and business sectors to safely reopen information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (June 22, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker today released plans to safely continue reopening businesses and industries as Illinois moves into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Working with public health … Read more

New legislation allows sale of cocktails for pickup and delivery

House Bill 2682 signed June 2 information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Jun3 5, 2020) – On Tuesday, Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 2682, a bipartisan piece of legislation that allows the sale of cocktails by bars and restaurants with liquor licenses for pickup and delivery. “Restaurants and bars are … Read more

One Trick Pony to bring Lansing’s first gastropub to Ridge Road

LANSING, Ill. (June 6, 2020) – Mark Kocol, owner of One Trick Pony Brewery in Lansing, received Village Board approval Tuesday, June 2, to open a family-friendly gastropub at 3329 Ridge Road—in the building formerly occupied by DeYoung Furniture Store. Gastropubs are notable for serving beer, wine, and high-quality food in a hybrid bar/pub/restaurant setting. … Read more

SNAP recipients will soon be able to buy food online

Access to be provided automatically to all existing Link card holders beginning June 2 information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 22, 2020) – The state’s plan to enable 1.8 million SNAP recipients to purchase food from participating grocery retailers online has been approved by the federal government. Customers will … Read more

Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan updated in consultation with health experts

Bars and restaurants can open for outdoor seating; all state parks to open information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (May 21, 2020) – Yesterday Governor JB Pritzker announced updates to Phase 3 of the state’s Restore Illinois plan. “We are by no means out of the woods, but directionally, things are … Read more