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Nine Lake County restaurants cited, fined for violating indoor dining ban last month

10 restaurants in Lake County were cited and nine of them were fined for violating the state’s second indoor dining ban, health officials said. Lawrence Mackey, the Director of Environmental Health for the Lake County Health Department, said the 10 cases were heard on Monday at an Administrative Adjudication hearing. Two of the restaurants, Jimmy’s […]

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Lake and McHenry counties on track to move to Phase 4 mitigations Wednesday, state says

Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry counties, is on track to move to Phase 4 mitigation, allowing for bars to reopen and a loosening of other restrictions starting Wednesday, state health officials announced. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) made the announcement Tuesday morning and said that Region 8, which includes Kane and […]

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No fines for 4 Gurnee-area restaurants that reopened indoor dining early in defiance of state restrictions

The health department said that all four Gurnee-area restaurants that reopened together in mid-January in defiance of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions will not be fined or taken to court. The coalition of restaurants includes Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in Gurnee, Stevens’ in Gurnee, Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub in Gurnee, and The Shanty in Wadsworth. Lake County […]

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Lake and McHenry counties on track to reopening indoor dining on Tuesday, state says

Health region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry counties, is set to move to Tier 1 mitigation, which allows indoor dining, on Tuesday, state health officials announced. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) made the announcement Monday morning and said that region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is also on track for […]

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Two people file complaints against four Gurnee-area restaurants that reopened indoor dining

The health department said that two people have filed complaints against all four Gurnee-area restaurants that reopened together in defiance of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions. The coalition of restaurants includes Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in Gurnee, Stevens’ in Gurnee, Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub in Gurnee, and The Shanty in Wadsworth. Lake County Health Department Director of […]

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Some Lake County restaurants reopen indoor dining in defiance of Gov. Pritzker’s restrictions

Four Lake County restaurants have announced they have safely reopened indoor dining on Friday in defiance of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions. The coalition of restaurants includes Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in Gurnee, Stevens’ in Gurnee, Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub in Gurnee, and The Shanty in Wadsworth. The restaurants issued a joint statement on January 7 that […]