Chicago ex­pands hours for River­walk

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - BY STE­FANO ES­POS­ITO, STAFF RE­PORTER ses­pos­ito@sun­times.com | @sle­spos­ito

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.

PAT NABONG/SUN-TIMES

Peo­ple take a stroll along the River­walk on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

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