Chicago restaurants fight to survive amid new dining restrictions

Bob Sirott

OAK PARK, ILLINOIS – MARCH 20: A closed restaurant in downtown Oak Park is shown after a “shelter in place” order was given to residents to slow the spread of the COV-19 virus on March 20, 2020 in Oak Park,Illinois. Oak Park has issued a “shelter-in-place” order as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, after two emergency room physicians at Rush Oak Park Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 and Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to issue the same for the entire state starting Saturday. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sam Toia, President of the Illinois Restaurant Association, joined Bob Sirott to talk about how Illinois restaurants can’t be the main focus behind the pandemic’s spike, and the uncertainty of survival as new indoor dining restrictions take effect.

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Bob Sirott's acclaimed broadcasting career has spanned nearly five decades and has included stints at WMAQ, WBBM-FM, WLS, WGN and various television stations. (Click for more.)
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