Chicago expands hours for Riverwalk
If you’ve been enjoying the reopened Riverwalk, you can now enjoy it a bit longer — as the pre-pandemic operating hours return.
Beginning Friday, the Riverwalk will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., the city announced. The Riverwalk reopened to the public in June, but with limited hours and other restrictions.
Users still will be required to wear face coverings while taking a stroll. The city is also no longer limiting hours of operations for Riverwalk vendors, meaning they may stay open until 11 p.m., officials said.
In other city coronavirus-related news, the city announced, effective immediately, all bars, restaurants, breweries and any other establishments that serve alcohol will be required to close no later than midnight.
“Only curbside pickup or delivery of food can occur after midnight, provided that patrons do not enter or remain in the establishment,’’ according to a statement from the city. ‘‘Restaurants [that] do not have a liquor license are not subject to the midnight closure order.”
Holocaust Museum reopening
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie is the latest local cultural institution to announce plans to reopen. The museum is set to open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, officials there said Friday. Visitors will be allowed in free on that day, although they will be required to have a ticket to enter.
People take a stroll along the Riverwalk on Friday afternoon.