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Reopening Illinois: Chicago restaurants react
as Mayor Lightfoot says city won't be ready
for outdoor dining by May 29

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Posted By: AltaD, 5/22/2020 9:52:30 AM

Some Chicago restaurants owners have expressed disappointment after Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city will not be ready for outdoor dining on May 29 as Illinois eases restrictions in Phase 3 of Governor JB Pritzker's reopening plan. (Snip) "Until I feel that our team is not at risk or even other guests are at risk, we decided to take a risk and not open yet," he said. Miller said he is not alone in his decision, and that the economic risk is worth it for the safety of his employees and his customers. "To be honest, I'm not sure we'll be comfortable until a vaccine is released," he said.

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If Miller and others like him are waiting for a vaccine, I suggest a new career, one that can be done from home.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: NancyD 5/22/2020 10:08:23 AM (No. 418712)
The commie dems are idiots. Let the owners of the restaurants decide if they want to open or not. Allow the employees decide if they want to work or not, Let the customers decide if they want to dine out or not. The dems are destroying our country on purpose. They think that more people that are dependent on the Gov't the better. Shameful
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Daisymay 5/22/2020 10:17:11 AM (No. 418720)
Chicago can kiss their restaurants good-by if they're going to wait for a Vaccine before opening. They won't survive that long!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chuzzles 5/22/2020 10:20:24 AM (No. 418725)
This is why those 5-600 doctors sent their letter to Trump instead of the governors. These people are beyond tyrants, and they do not want to give up the power they grabbed.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 5/22/2020 10:24:02 AM (No. 418730)
The interviews are heartbreaking. ""Ohh, bummer" and "Waiting for a vaccine" from people who are going to freaking going to LOSE THEIR BUSINESS. No outrage-- although I'm sure if they interviewed anyone angry, at that didn't make the final clip.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross 5/22/2020 10:48:10 AM (No. 418751)
Did anyone bother to ask the employees of those restaurants? Maybe they are making more on unemployment.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: udanja99 5/22/2020 11:38:30 AM (No. 418783)
So glad I live in a red state. I had lunch INSIDE a restaurant on Tuesday.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/22/2020 11:50:52 AM (No. 418801)
For Democrap Politicians it isn't what is right, it's which size club they beat everyone with...except their Cronies and those that BRIBE them!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LadyHen 5/22/2020 12:40:47 PM (No. 418840)
Red state living! We have eaten out inside restaurants 4 times in 2 weeks now. Everything was very safe. Sadly Mayor Liteweight will just drive more desperate folks from Chicago down here to Nashville and they are so freaking stupid they will continue to vote the exact same way but expect different results. God help us!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 5/22/2020 12:53:27 PM (No. 418854)
Hey Illinois, like your dictators? Don't forget to keep voting for them over and over again.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: TJ54 5/22/2020 1:42:48 PM (No. 418899)
Meanwhile, the mayor will be home munching on a rug
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 5/22/2020 2:11:06 PM (No. 418926)
"...until the 12th of Never...."
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Reply 12 - Posted by: msjena 5/22/2020 2:19:15 PM (No. 418934)
There is really no reason to live in a big city without restaurants, theater, sporting events, shopping. Add in no-commute telework jobs and city living makes no sense at all. No one really knew Lightfoot before she won. It was kind of a fluke that resulted from the stupid free-for-all primary system. She got well less than 50% of the vote in the primary but enough to get her into the run-off against another African-American woman who had tried to impose a County-wide soft-drink tax that had outraged voters. People voted for Lightfoot because she wasn't the other candidate. She has had no executive experience and, IMO, is well out of her league. She has even offended the black voters by threatening to throw (black) partiers who ignore mask and distancing rules in jail.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JimBob 5/22/2020 2:45:19 PM (No. 418958)
Is it just me, or do all the people imposing and supporting these 'Lockdowns' (jeez, how I hate that word)..... still have an INCOME? Stop THEIR pay, and let's see what 'Tune they are Singing' after a Month!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Right Time 5/22/2020 2:52:48 PM (No. 418968)
Only the most corrupt or partisan judge would agree that Mayor Lightbrain's emergency powers can be extended indefinitely or forever, waiting on a vaccine.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: tyshab 5/22/2020 5:17:04 PM (No. 419059)
Don’t come looking for a handout from those who took a risk and went back to work. No work no money from me.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: XCenturion 5/23/2020 3:43:42 AM (No. 419381)
If you live in Chicago and voted for Mayor Lighthead, you deserve exactly what you're getting.
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