A new state rule issued today envisions creating expanded outdoor dining options at restaurants across Illinois -- potentially having sidewalk cafes stretch into streets and other public areas -- but that will require action by the City of Evanston to happen here.
Evanston reported just three new COVID-19 cases today -- the lowest number in more than three weeks -- but also reported two additional deaths as Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced new rules that could permit outdoor dining options at restaurants later this month.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker today detailed plans to add thousands of new contact tracing workers to understaffed health departments statewide, but Evanston's health director, Ike Ogbo, says the tracing workload has been manageable here.