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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

01:38 min | 3 months ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"Is devastating. Just devastating. It is unbearable to think of his family seeing these last moments of his life. And it is searing to know that a 13 year old lost his life in this way. During the governor's appearance today in Aurora. Pritzker did not assess blame for the shooting. However, he did say that it was clear to him that quote our entire system failed. Adam prettier, called for a quick investigation into the boy's death. Meantime, demonstrators are planning to gather in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood tonight. It's protests continue over the shooting death of to Lehto, the rallies being organized by various community groups, including the Little Village, Community Council, Good Kids, Mad City and the Chicago Freedom School and others. It comes after protesters took to Chicago's Millennium Park in Union Park yesterday following release of the body cam Video of the shooting. Attorneys for the Toledo family released a statement today urging those who gather in Adam's name to quote remain peaceful, respectful and nonviolent. And continue to work tirelessly for reform. Chicago Department of Public Health today announced several changes due to putting the Johnson and Johnson covert 19 vaccine on hold a seat a bus it took vaccines to elderly residents who live in communities with low vaccination rates remains on hold. A vaccination clinic at O'Hare Airport will not reopen anyone who scheduled an appointment will be invited to book another one that right college or the United Center. And special vaccination events with the Illinois Restaurant Association will resume the week of April. 26. Checking sports cub's trail the Braves 4 to 1 the top of the fifth tonight. What's that White Sox game in Boston has.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:39 min | 4 months ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Making sure your restaurant is clean and sanitized. We know how to do this right on. That's what the mayor was reiterating. Please, let's keep following the rules. Let's get it Many people you know, vaccinated as we can. The city is working with the Illinois restaurant Association and set up some sites or restaurant workers to go in and get their vaccine. We're gonna be doing them on the South side, the Northwest side, the north side, the southwest side. So we got conversations going out with Department of Health to make sure many team members that work in restaurants that want to get the vaccine camp Now they've been rumors around for months that actor Matthew McConaughey might actually run for governor in his home state of Texas. Little clarity today from the actor himself. I have a new chapter for myself and personally in my life, I believe it is in some sort of leadership role. I don't know what that role is. I don't know my category We've been talking about the why of leadership. And even I would say we were a little weight. We need some. We need to do more good leaders and I'm not touch talking about me. I'm talking about you After everyone out there, we need leadership. So next time we we've been taught about the why we need leadership. My question for me is what's my house CEOs. Have more more power now to influence where we go and be make functional changes. The private sector has incredible amount of power to change where we go from here. Well, so does politics and politicians and government officials. I'm still working on my For me, What is my category moving forward? That would be best for the most amount of people but also best for me and my family. And those were real considerations that I'm given to wear. Well, what my future holds, so I'm sure when Matthew figures out is how he'll let.

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Chicago bars and restaurants can stay open until 1 a.m., boost capacity to 50%, Lightfoot announces

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:21 sec | 5 months ago

Chicago bars and restaurants can stay open until 1 a.m., boost capacity to 50%, Lightfoot announces

"About the B G on traffic. Central Chicago restaurants open up a little bit more today, Illinois Restaurant Association president Sam Toya said Mayor Lightfoot will bump up indoor capacity from 40 to 50% up to 50 people. Whichever's fewer bars and restaurants Canal. Stay open until 1 a.m. instead of 11 p.m., but table sides capacity

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Chicago May Soon Expand Indoor Restaurant Capacity to 50 Per Room

Bob Sirott

00:50 sec | 6 months ago

Chicago May Soon Expand Indoor Restaurant Capacity to 50 Per Room

"Chicago restaurants and bars will be able to serve more indoor customers on Valentine's and President's Day weekend. Beginning today, bars and restaurants will be allowed to expand to 25% capacity or 50 people per room or floor. In order to increase restaurant and bar capacity to 40%. Chicago must drop below 400 new covert cases per day for three straight days. Sam Toya is president and CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association. He's still not happy. Only have 100. You can't put 50 people in there, cause that's 50% you want you could put 25% so the larger restaurants, this helps the smaller restaurant and our neighborhoods like Jefferson Park Rogers Park Chatham Little Village, Bronzeville pulling its Helping a positively Ray emergency room visits. An ICU bed occupancy must also remain at the moderate risk

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:42 min | 7 months ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Bottom prices at Northern Tool equipment this week save on power and hand tools, Ratchet straps, work, gloves and more. Get yours at their Merivel store on 82 05 Broadway. We have quite a bit of activity on the Dan Ryan this morning inbound side and the locals approaching 59th. It was in the accident. That's backing up traffic from the Skyway on the outbound trip from Canal Porter from 18th to Canal Port. We have some delays due to a crash that's blocking the right lane continuing south from 76 to 95th. It's solid due to a car fire. I'm Vicky Jacuzzi in WGN Traffic Central. We could learn today whether Governor Pritzker will relax some covert 19 restrictions in the state and allow some indoor dining to resume. Their life, but says she wants that to happen as soon as possible. The latest from WGN's Judy Wang on the North side. The city is not yet met the metrics for lifting restrictions, but the mayor's pushing for the reopening of bars and restaurants were endorsed service. Ultimately, though, it will be governor Pritzker's decision. The governor's shutdown indoor service in late October is part of Tier three covert mitigations and hopes of slowing the virus is spread. The Illinois Restaurant association says Illinois is One of only three states with a complete ban on indoor dining. It says 20% of owners do not think they will survive in 31,000 jobs have already been lost in the industry. The city's positivity rate is at 10% rules, it would have to drop to 6.5% for three straight days for indoor dining to resume. Here's the latest covered 19 data from Illinois, the state reported about 6600 new confirmed or probable cases Yesterday, 88 more people.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:15 min | 9 months ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"The president, the Illinois restaurant Association. Sam Toya. Good morning, Sam. Good morning, Bob. Let's start with what I hope is good news. Grubhub with $10,000 grants for some restaurants tell us about this. Yes. Oh, every little bit helps on grow. Pub is reaching out to our local restaurants throughout our 77 communities here in the city of Chicago to help them, you know, prepare for the winter season as we move forward here so again. Is this the distance stimulus package We're looking for? No, but every little bit helps, And we're grateful for grub. Love this stuff up and help our Restaurants throughout our you know, throughout our great neighborhoods. I've been talking about this for a couple of days. Is there any chance restaurants, the restaurants that have spent thousands and thousands of dollars to upgrade their filtration systems? Their air systems could get a Some kind of a break some kind of special dispensation right now. I know that the small mom and pop restaurants can't afford to do that. But A to least it would be a start in some of the bigger places, wouldn't it? It would be. I mean, you know, that's why we really, you know, feel the federal government ages. Stuff up. A Z government is the one that has shut us down on indoor dining. And in there are Heroes Act, which which, within that bill that passed on the house there was the restaurant asked for $120 billion in grants and within those grants. You could do exactly what you're talking about. That's so Yes, there is. There is something out there. We just need the federal government to stop up. We need the United States Senate to, you know, past the restaurant asked and then have the president sign it so we can help our restaurants throughout the country and 25,000 restaurants here in the state of Illinois. What about putting a little pressure on our local of politicians for some sort of a tax break for anomaly restaurants, but other businesses right now. Yes. You know, we've we've talked, Tonto. You know, we have worked with the, uh, you know, Governor he has the big grants s O. The state still has about $170 million left the business interruption Grant. If you have less than $20 million in revenues in 2019 and meet other conditions, you can apply for these grants. So there are stuff out there. We're still talking with the governor's peep on other things that the government can cuts the state government can step up and help us with. Also, the city just stopped up with Chicago hospitality Grant. These are new grant programs for independent restaurants with under $3 million in revenue, and you know, we're encouraging restaurant owners operators to apply for the big grants on the state level and the Chicago hospitality grant. On the city level again. Every little bit helps. But the real money is in the federal government. And we need the federal government stuff off for the stimulus Bill the restaurant act or give us a second round on P P p loans that turned into grants. I know there's a lot of controversy about the numbers, and a group of business owners say they have some data to prove. That restaurants are not the prime cause of these Corona virus outbreaks in the city of Chicago. I've talked about this, and I know restaurants and bars are lumped together. It seems like bars are more of a problem where you would have people sitting shoulder to shoulder without masks. What what's the position of the Illinois Restaurant Association on all this? Again Restaurant we were you know all restaurant owners operatives. The only restaurant association always cares about the health and safety off their guests. And your team members who always want to hear what the doctors and scientists had to say. But we don't understand is why are we the on Lee Industry? You know, we see you know it's spiking. His bad is we see it's spiking. Why are we doing on Lee industry? It is entirely closed down indoors. If it's that bad, let's close down off and let's get federal relief for our small businesses here throughout in the city and throughout the country. However, according to the Illinois Department of Public Labor Restaurant represents 4% of.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:43 min | 9 months ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Illinois sets another record high for Corona virus cases in 24 Hours, Illinois Department of Public Health reporting 6943 new cases and 36 additional death. The state positivity rate is ticked up to 7.3% and 49. Illinois counties are now at a warning level. There was also a testing high it over 95,000. The numbers aren't much better in neighboring states. Wisconsin reporting over 5000 cases in 24 deaths in Indiana today there are over 3200 cases and 26 deaths. Kim Gordon WG and news Region. Six in Illinois, which is East Central Illinois, will have new resurgence mitigation measures starting Monday. 10 of the 11 regions will now operate under resurgence framework. The governor will have his daily Cove in 19 Press briefing at 2 30, the Illinois Restaurant Association is calling on the governor to reconsider halting indoor bar and restaurant service. As the state tries to reduce the spread of Cove in 1985 as CEO of the Paramount Group on the city's West side. What the governor is doing is killing us. He's losing our jobs. We're losing jobs. We can't pay our rents. We can't pay our mortgages. We can't pay for health care. Groups as keeping restaurants open will actually help prevent the spread of cove in 19, claiming without restaurants, people will gather in more dangerous settings. Mayor Lori Lightfoot in other city officials have launched a 10 Day preparedness and safety plan to ensure a safe and secure Halloween and election. Lightfoot detailed the two key topics. We have been focused on two issues when it comes to Election Day. First his election integrity and I will talk about that in a moment. In a second, of course, is public safety. The city will deploy more than 60.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:55 min | 9 months ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"In the upper thirties. Conley 30 degrees at O'Hare, 30 to Midway 34 on the lakefront from the Weather Channel meteorologist Race digit wools. Same 8 90, another update in 30 minutes and Chicago police keeping tabs on social media ahead of this weekend. There's been some reports that the several major cities across the country there have been multiple reports of stolen rental trucks and CPD keeping an eye on social media. Now postings of possible planned large scale looting within those different municipalities. There is currently no known local reporting of this But the Chicago police to want to keep an eye on it. We've seen two rounds of looting in downtown Chicago and elsewhere. Some mixed reports this morning that some businesses are boarding up in removing merchandise. Eso continue to keep an eye on this and bring you the very latest, but this would certainly be a blow to those businesses that have already been trashed. Two times before Governor Pritzker digging in on these new covert 19 restrictions, researches on indoor dining today in Chicago. No indoor dining allowed no bar service, similar restrictions, the same ones kicking in McHenry and Lake County's Tomorrow. Down state. We're seeing some restrictions going to effect around Springfield on Sunday been already in existence for Kane DuPage Kankakee will counties as well, a suburban Cook County's. There are some lawsuits out there, one of them by the Illinois Restaurant Association. We expect to hear more from them later this morning on whether or not they will pursue a lawsuit against the governor over the closing. Of restaurants and bars Amidst this covert 19 outbreak the numbers yesterday, the highest reported in a single day since the pandemic began, according to the governor's office. Wools news time 904 you have Some.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:49 min | 10 months ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"It really is a matter of life or death. Will Kankakee Kane and DuPage counties will have to shut down indoor bar and restaurant service again to try and slow the spread of Copan 19. It's because the county's positivity rate has risen above 8% over the last three days. Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. Tell Chicago's afternoon news. This will decimate the industry. You know, they were predicting 20% of the restaurants could close here in the state of Illinois started to begin the year with 25,000 restaurants. I think it could go to 30 or 40%. We could be closing 10% you know, we could be causing 10,000 restaurants here in the state of Illinois. But if the positivity rate drops below 6.5% for three consecutive days, the restaurants and bars will be allowed to reopen in Illinois. Today, the state reporting 3714 new corona virus cases and 41 additional death. The state positivity rate is 5.5%. It's 5.8 in Chicago, the city also adding five more states to the city's mandatory quarantine list their Colorado, Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia and Texas. No states were removed, including Wisconsin and Indiana. Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison are what he will be on with Steve coming up soon at 5, 45 Theo University of Illinois and that the changes for the upcoming spring semester BU Bi and Champagne Urbana is pushing back the start of the spring semester by one week until January, 25th And forgoing spring break altogether. Students planning to attend in person classes in the spring must return to campus early to undergo on campus. Koven 19 testing the university is also sprinkling three additional days off throughout this semester. Northern Illinois, southern Illinois and Western Illinois are also making similar adjustments to their spring schedules. Lauren Lap CA W G. M News Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is introduced what he's calling a skinny bill providing federal aid to businesses during.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:48 min | 10 months ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20 wg and I'm Steve Berg trend. We're going to talk in a few minutes to the three winning designers for the idea of how people can eat outside during the winter. Stay warm and all of that, But before that, we say hello to Sam Toia, the president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. Sam. Welcome to the afternoon news. Thanks for having me. So are you going to sit in a little box during the winter and have your dinner? I will definitely try it. You know, we're very, very happy that we have three winners. Today, You know, you'll be talking to the designers that designed them from the cozy cabins at the block party to the heated tables. It's very exciting. Every little bit helps. What As you all know, and your listeners know Steve. The restaurant industry has been hemorrhaging out here for the last six months were very happy that the mayor moved to 40% capacity for endure dining and allow liquor sales to Goto one AM, We're hoping to get to 50% capacity body and of October as long as we keep the positive the rate below by point, only always care about the health and safety of our team members a guest at all times, but this winter design contest. It's another step stuff. It's good stuff to stop in the right direction to help our restaurants in our 77 communities here in the city of Chicago, you foresee them being used widely, or is this more publicity's just to draw attention to the restaurants and the The need for innovation for them, we'll you know, we'll see as we move forward, be working with community groups and local chamber of commerce where we'll be putting these, you know, cozy cabins in the Black Party into heat a table designed as we move forward here, you know, we're very grateful that BMO Harris and Ideo in the city of Chicago for working with us every little bit helps. Not really. What we really need is help on the federal government level, You know, we saw that they passed out of the House Speaker, Pelosi passed out Ouster Heroes Act, but within a hero's acts, there was the restaurant act. And there was $120 billion there for independent restaurants because Grant we in the city of Chicago are very independent restaurant City. We're not like you know, Tampa or Houston were very independent Restaurant City. We are the largest private sector employer here in the state of Illinois. That would have went a long way to helping our 7300 restaurants here in the city of Chicago and 25,000 throughout the state of Illinois, But that got stopped. So you know, we're hoping that the president comes back to the table. Maybe talks about, you know, getting another round off PPP funding and expanding employee retention tax credit. Because 86% of the restaurant out here, Steve for 2020 are not going to make a profit. So you know they're talking about we could lose 20% of our restaurants here in the city, Chicago That would be up to 1500 restaurants. So we don't get a stimulus spill That could go up to 30 or 40%. You don't you serious? Foreign 10. Foreign 10 restaurants could be closed by the end of the year. You're saying Yeah, especially if the federal government doesn't come up with a hero Zack, another stimulus bill that helps the restaurant off the restaurant community. We call it the restaurant after that's what we're trying to work on. We've been working very, You know, E. We've been communicating a lot with our senator. Senator Durbin's under ductwork. We'd be talking about Congressman quickly. Congressman Garcia, Congressman Russia We've been reaching out. To our federal elected officials to let him know back the largest private sector employees here in the stable and wife. The restaurant need help. Well, I'm going to ask you a question that I don't know if the leader of the Illinois Restaurant Association wants to Answer might be uncomfortable at any rate. When the restaurant first started opening again. We made reservations at one and they called us back and sit out. You know what? We just had Someone test positive Health department says We could stay open but out of abundance of caution. We're going to shut down. That was early on. Have there been many instances of outbreaks or situations at restaurants that you're aware of? No, Not that I'm aware of 99% of the restaurants are doing everything right out here. Social distancing wearing mask Because, you know, covered faces keep open places sanitizers around watching their hand were highly wreg regulated industry. We have the health department visit us. We have the building department visit. Our business affairs is the thought we know how to do. That's right. We're not one of the most highly regulated businesses industries out there besides hospitals, Santoyo listen, thanks very much for taking time. I appreciate it and maybe I'll see you out to dinner this weekend. That sounds great. Thank Steve. Thanks to your listeners to you, but you're listening to Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20 wg end. Let's get a look at traffic and weather. Here's Mary Vandevelde 59 degrees tonight. Clear and 50 to tomorrow's sunny and breezy and warmer with a high of 81 travel time starting to go down inbound.

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Chicago launches winter outdoor dining design challenge

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Chicago launches winter outdoor dining design challenge

"Ella Ella Baby Baby summer, summer, and and it it it certainly certainly certainly feels feels feels feels like like like like it it it it outside. outside. outside. outside. But But But the the the city city city of of of Chicago Chicago Chicago want want want you you you to to to be be be thinking thinking thinking winner. winner. winner. We We We get get get more more more from from from WG WG WG ens ens ens James James James Sears. Sears. Sears. What What What will will will the the the outdoor outdoor outdoor dining dining dining experience look like in a winter with the Corona virus? That's what the city and Illinois Restaurant Association want to know. The winter design challenges looking for creative and innovative outdoor dining solutions from Chicago wins that follow Corben 19 protocols You have until September, 7 to get your idea in James Here's W G N News

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Is, though for the restaurant tour. I mean, you let you run the restaurant Association. Sam, you understand how this works. I do and you go out to eat a lot roll. I'm sure you've gone to some restaurants throughout the city. Here. They take your temperature when you come in. They make sure you have a face mask on. So 99% of the restaurant bars on Harry doing everything right? And we want to make sure that other 1% is doing it right because we know how to do it right here in the Midwest. I don't know about East Coast in the West Coast, but we know how to do it right. Here in the Midwest Capital would make Wall Chicago Yeah, I am very impressed quite honestly in the downtown in West loop areas and places that are high volume. I am amazed at how well they have been doing this and the procedures and how seriously they're taking it. They're in the West. But there are people but it but the problem is not the restaurant tour. As much as it is the customer who is reluctant. You do see that there's a there's a whole like in the West. I'll just say you have to say it is a matter of fact. Stay quiet while I say this, Sam so you don't get in trouble, you know, in the West low, there's a letter's a bro factor in the West Loop and the bro Factor. Is very anti mask. I have noticed guys who are getting dressed, and I got the skinny shirts on and they got undressed the unbuttoned to their mid sternum and they're super tan, and they're walking around. Someone got their hands on backwards and they're just they're like, Hey, I don't need it. And if I get sick, I'm strong and I'm not gonna have a problem and they're trying to bully their way into these places, and they're trying to watch their way right through and The restaurant tours are really doing a very good job of trying to explain to them that this is going this will not stand. You're absolutely right. Because all restaurant owners operators do not Do not want to go back in the shelter in place. They see that the case continues to rise and we're all working together. So we need the guest and the restaurant operators toe work together. Everyone needs to work together so we can bring down Bed 19 and get the 50% by October, So we need a little pure pure pressure on these people. You're talking. Yes, Ambrose. We had an anti broke like a mask. The bro is ah, I'll work on it. I'll come up with some better over the weekend. Thanks. Appreciate, remember, covered faces keep open places, and that's what we are pushing out here at the Illinois Restaurant Association's other bases, open places very much, Sam. Appreciate is always Santoyo over the strong association. Thank you, sir. We got news from Northwestern. Addison newsroom coming your way in two minutes, Thiss month. Napa's got all kinds of motor oil deals that can save you some serious cash like a five course jug of Napa. Full synthetic motor oil for just 16 49. With savings.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Apple people on text line, telling us that don't wanna mention all the names of different businesses and things like that, but that it's certain businesses. Yes, mess are required, but that they employees are instructed not to sort of get in any kind of Ah, Invitation or, you know, talk about that sort of thing if they don't have mass on, so that's the one of the challenges. Um, we're joined by Sam Toia here Illinois Restaurant Association. He was with the governor today trying to urge folks to Ah, kind of worked for collective good thie common goal here of Doing the social distancing kind of helping each other get through this whole thing. And you said some really powerful things out there, Sam. One of the things was you talked about how you know you really, really, really don't want us to have to roll back any of the rules and regulations that will not be good. Or the industry. So how you doing, Sam? That good. How are you? Thanks for having me on with you and your listeners. Thanks, Anna first. So, you know, if you look at New York City, they haven't opened a restaurant yet. Los Angeles has all their indoor restaurants closed. They do have their al fresco open. But here in the city of Chicago, we have our alfresco. You know, our sidewalk cafes are cafes are real cops, and we have 25% capacity endure dining and throughout the state. We have social distancing and our indoor dining room so we do not want to, you know, go back in the shelter in place. We know that coalbed 19 cases to have continued to rise, but we want to work together. We want to have the businesses. We want to make sure that all our team members and all our guests are safe. That's what it's all about. Making sure our guest in team members are always say, But we all have to be rowing together on this. I want to ask you about something because in recent the last week or so, maybe two weeks, I've heard Dr Zeke at the top of health official in the state. The point person on clothing and Dr are ready for the city. Both stress that the spread that they're seeing right now and, of course, is in all cases. But generally they point to private gatherings with people who are throwing parties or throwing, you know, gatherings with family and friends that you know, seem like, Oh, we know these people, so we're familiar with them. So we don't really we can let her guard down and don't really have to wear master social distance. I haven't heard them point to the restaurants is the place where it's spreading, or you know that that that industry is where it's coming from e me. I just I just wonder. Do you have any sense of the number of cases and where they're coming from? The concerns and I'm glad you brought that up. We've been hearing the same same thing as well. Ah, lot of the dino the cases that continue to rise, but it's because of House parties. It's because of these warehouse parties. It becomes a yard parties It's caused. People are closing the street doing street parties. So that is where we're seeing cases continue to rise. It's not the restaurant 99% of the restaurants out here are doing everything right. We made a pledge to our team members and our guests. 1/2 face mask on to do social distinctly have sanitizers ppm place. We're doing it right. The restaurant industry is doing it right. We are all highly regulated industry. And we know how to do this. Or we know how to do this say we've been doing this very safe, since we're always like very highly regulated industry. We understand we're healthy, focused, and we're always house both us. But we've been in hyperdrive throughout this ongoing pandemics. Yet the restaurant industry will pay the price if the others don't adhere to any. Here's a couple of quotes from earlier I thought you were your very powerful speaking today, if you choose not to adhere to public safety guidelines, your favorite restaurant salons. You will pay the price on DH. You also said it would be the death of the hospitality industry here in Illinois, if there is another shutdown if we're forced to shut down our restaurants Yeah, it's been devastating Our you know whats whats gone? Gone on here? Not just in the city of Chicago throughout the whole state, really the whole country, but The National Restaurant Association came out with what they stabbed the other day that 86% off the restaurant will not make a profit for 2020 86% so restaurants operating in the red, it's all about cash flow. And we have our outdoor dining going on. We have you know some indoor dining going on as well. So we have cash flow going in. But if we cut off any more cash flow to restaurants, we're going to see even more restaurants close. It's predicted that 20 to 25 percenter restaurants could close here in the state of Illinois. We started the year with over 25,000 restaurant setting 5000 restaurants. Good close. There's over 594,000 people at the beginning of the year that was working in a restaurant food industry here in the state of Illinois, the largest private sector employer, But we could lose up to 100 you know, we lose. 20%. We cruise on up to 120,000 jobs. So again, we want to make sure we're all doing this together. We're keeping our team members and our guests a covered faces. Keep open places, so we gotta make sure team members left. Covered faces. Keep open places. You've got to make mass with that on it, Sam. I mean, I think that would that would really work. You know you like, get those out. I agree and all but we all got to be rowing the same way And it's always about the safety of our team members and guests, and we always want to hear what the doctors and scientists have to say. Course I know you've been listening all along. I mean, with that motto on a mask. I think that would really be a great thing. You can, you know, Put it out there. I do what I'm asked, covered faces. Keep open places keep help us, So we conserve you. That's what it's all about. You know, I've seen I've seen a couple of my favorites recently closed, and I was upset about that would set about all of them Because each of these restaurants that closes you know somebody's dreams. Somebody's business there personally guaranteed on loans..

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Bob's a ride on the radio with you. Thanks for joining us at 8 39 when you say we opened up the mailbox here, lots of listener feedback, e mails, texts. And a number of you responded to our story about how to sign off on emails really makes a difference. What your last line is. All the best is But this person suggests is a good one. How about simple regards? Hi, Bob. When I and emails with management, I always say thank you for your time and attention regarding this matter. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Best regards. Insert name here. It's a little formal, isn't it? And along? Yeah, I use Thank you for your consideration of this request or matter. Good morning, the majority of my e mails or ended with thank you. Then I typed my name first name only above my official email signature and also depending on the sincerity of the email. In the seriousness of the email, I will end my letter with sincerely. And sometimes a in my emails with thanks much depending again and who it's going to Hi, Bob. You're missing the obvious. Why don't you just use Excelsior? Well, that's a good idea. There you go. I didn't I think of that. Sure and sweet Dear Bob, Surat and W G in Arabia. Belinda Carlisle the go Go's recorded Zen music on Wilder Shores. The Wild Shores album. Can we hear Belinda Carlisle Thanks signed a fan of Bob Surat WG and Radio and Belinda Carlisle. Control room. Joe Ryu listening. I sure am Alright. He's in charge of those in music. No, this person I think does not appreciate our moments of Zen. And also the story. We read about breathing exercises, making it easier to wear a mask. Here. We are getting energized for the day, but we have meditation and breathing exercises exercises on morning Radio Hill. And then yesterday, the Zen moment seemed to go over well. It was Bob's best moment of Zen, very relaxing. Thank you, Um, let's see Northern night songs from Chuck laying the CD is perfect for Bob's moment of Zen. Northern night songs from chuckling. All right, there's another one to add to the list email from James. We have you here? You're still working on bringing back Paul Harvey's rested the story any thoughts and bringing back Wally's old feature Ellery Queen Minute mysteries. I vaguely remember that I used to listen with my dad really enjoying your show and the moment of Zen. However, it should be noted that it's no cheap, trashy showbiz report or clunk Letter of the day. Keep up the great work, Jim. I'll take those of backhanded compliment, and then we asked the question and you answered. Is Susie still there? And Montrose usedto like their French fries? Well, apparently they are. Susie's is still open might have changed hands. This person says it's just not the same. Long wait times. Not as good as it used to be. Other people disagreed, though Suzy still in Montrose, still great Susie's fries of the first I had when I moved to Chicago and 2010 some of the best I've ever had. Is he still there? I used to dip my fries in sour cream and then salsa. Very tasty, OK? And the grammar police apparently are working. Over time this morning email from Cindy. Hi, Bob. Continue to enjoy your show in the morning may make one observation earlier today you were talking about drinking coffee and tea. You said I have drank coffee. The correct phrase is I have drunk coffee. Alternatively, you could have said, I drank coffee. I thought I said I drank coffee. I don't think I said I have drunk coffee. Was I drunk? If I was maybe I said, I think I believe I said that, though, and let's see a few more texts here. No, I'm not sure what prompted this message. Hooters has the best key lime pie. Look, I'm gonna call Mary and you know what? Mary and I heard that there's some really great key lime pie. A Hooters So I'm going to stop in on the way home. Just so I could sample the pie. See how that works. Bob, you said when you pulled your car into your garage, you roll down the windows in your car. Don't you have power windows? Might try to be more literal. Yeah, I have power windows in my car. I am. Oh, this is great. I really appreciate these thoughtful messages. When somebody takes the time to Gather all their feelings and incorporate them into one text, Bob, you suck. Thank you very much. It's 8 45 Almost. We'll talk to the president. The Illinois Restaurant Association got some restaurant news to share. First, Let's get to a couple of.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:13 min | 1 year ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Us now is openness, saying he doesn't need an introduction. I'm sure you know her, of course, says the host of check, Please. The beloved television show where you get all of those great Restaurant recommendations. She's also a master sum, which means that she is a wine expert beyond just a wine expert. I mean, she is just a in the upper upper upper echelons of wine knowledge, and she's also the owner of Terra and Vine, which is in Evanston. Hi, open. How are you? Thank you. So good to hear your voice. So good to hear your voice. I want to check in and see how I mean, how is the restaurant is going how you know it's one of the weather cooperates. Fine. You know, everybody wants to kind of sit outside and We have this beautiful patio out in Evanston, but weaken dio. You know, a good, socially distant number outside for the most part of customers. They're like, Yeah, we don't want to be part of it is because you know, we've been cooped up for About 2.5 3 months in quarantine and also because you know there's all concerned about, you know, not ready to go inside. Yet. We've got until about November to figure it out with the temperature drop. Tomorrow problem. That's not today. Your open, which is a very good thing, And, you know, I was gonna ask you about that. Yeah, there is the whole cooped up thing. And it's nice. You know, we always have to take advantage of good Chicago land, whether when we can, but But, you know, a lot of diners still feeling a little hesitant about maybe sitting inside even with all of the distance precautions, right? Oh, sure. Mean, At least that's what I'm getting with my customers. You know, because you know, I'm standing in front and You know, I'm always signal asking, like you know you. You still want to sit inside out by like, Oh, no, We're not ready yet. So you know, it's interesting to get kind of the pulse on what's happening. I mean, even though there is that a lord air conditioning, it's still not enough. In terms of events, sort of being able to weather the storm. I know that. I mean, you have so many restaurant industry connections. What have you been hearing? Our people sort of getting back up and running right now. I mean, what's the atmosphere like? So, you know, I think people are just cautious, consciously optimistic. You know, we did. A campaign last week with Illinois Restaurant Association, you know, covered faces keep open question, And I think what's frustrating for a lot of operators that we are at the Murthy of the behavior of other people. And right now, you know, Illinois has done a lot of the work already. You know, we we took a lot of the sacrifices. And where you know cautiously, slowly opening up in the thing that we don't want is to slide back into Phase three. And then I gotta shut down again. You know, that's what I want to express the people when you go into a situation and you're not wearing a map. You know, I'm not enforcing my customers to wear math that only affect my tap and jeopardised the health of my other death, But it also jeopardizes the welfare of fellow restaurant tour. You know, because soon as we see it up, picking those numbers, the governor I don't feel is going to hesitate the shuttle back down, so in them, we are literally in this together. No, we really are. But that's what I wanted. I mean, I hate wearing a mask. But I do it because I care about my neighbors. I care about my fellows. I care about my employees, Especially tonight. I mean, if it does, I don't think I really don't recall. I don't think anyone out there really enjoys wearing a man. Especially all as it gets warmer, you know? Have you heard of the saying Alban is called Mask me. It's like, act rabid fan. Yeah, and I also like the So we're like cap today have don't get thee a happier, you know, isolation. Go on your faith about exactly or like under the under the nose either. So, Yeah. Have you had any in terms of we talk about your customers, but in terms of employees and focus on your team, Have you had any People hesitating about coming back to work and sort of. Have you handled that situation? We had one young lady who did that return? Because she has an immuno compromised mother. And so we get absolutely you know that your health is everything you know? And so I would never fault anybody for wanting to take care of the health and, you know, luckily, we do have systems in place at least right now, with the extra $600 in unemployment with the covert money, I don't know what's gonna happen when that when when that runs out, you know, So I'm hopeful that the you know the powers that be to consider that because there are a lot of people who are very concerned about having to go back to work. Orchid. I think you should have to choose between paying your bill and then off to choosing between your health. I mean, it's a very unfortunate situation that a lot of people are facing, You know, essential workers of like I got to go to work, you know? Well, of course them. You have the sort of one on one work you do in the restaurant when you're greeting customers, But you have an incredible report with a lot of you know, restaurant lovers and foodies out there that have watched you on check, please. And how many seasons have you been the host on check, please. Let's see the first go around, which can so now I've got another two. That's 12. So you Dr Baker, You're very accustomed to dealing with customers and sort of their feedback on how they felt dining at a restaurant. And what are some of the sort of nuggets of wisdom that you hope to impart to everybody that is dining out right now. I would say that, you know, just be patient with restaurants. You know, A lot of restaurants are running more limited menus. You know, just because we don't you know, we have to stay very nimble and flexible, southernmost part. Everyone's just been super nice. They've been Tipping our staff extra. You know, everyone's just been really had a terrific you know, and you know, like I think sometimes too much of the attention goes to the Karens of the world. We think the entire world of upper eating like that, But for the most part, everyone's been just super nice and You know, I guess is the thing like I would say, Take care of the staff, you know, generously, you know, because they are, you know, risking their health to come to work and, you know, I mean, we all are a certain degree, but nonetheless if you can, and if you're in a position Now throw Maybe with an extra few percent extra. You know, then, then I would think we'd do it. Well, something else I wanted to ask you about was there's an article in which you were quoted for Vine pair and you can read it on vine pair dot com and it's entitled a Reckoning on race at the court of Master Some Elise America. Can you tell us a little bit about the article? And sort of what you are apart in the quotes worth about, you know, in the middle of all this craziness? Yes, already 20 funny the year that keep on giving, you know, but we have three very high profile. Kyle members that resigned from the court in the last month. And it was because of the molasses like response that the court took into making a statement about black lives matter. And you know their commitment in action plan to diversity and behind the scenes. They wanted to make sure that they prevented a statement. You know, with some action and sometimes at home. Well, the more you know that they took a little bit too much time. You.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:29 min | 1 year ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Insurance Company Billions. Paid 38 on the team. Hochberg phone line. Let's say good morning to the president of the Illinois Restaurant Association, Sam Toia. Hi, Sam. Good morning. How are you? Not bad, approaching 90% today and I want to ask you about what Steve Roseanna just reported on the news in New York. Governor Cuomo talking about Phase three. They're indoor dining allowed, but he's concerned about the lack of compliance. Are you concerned about Chicago and about the state of Illinois in that regard? You know, Overall, I think restaurants have been prepared. You don't adapt social distancing and p p e. You know, just to make sure we're keeping our team members and our guests faith, But I am a little worried. You know, obviously what you just heard going on in New York. We see that a closed bar's down in Florida and Texas and Arizona and then in the Los Angeles, Syria in California, So obviously, there is definitely a spike of Ah Corbett 19 going on out there, but we know back social distancing and face masks are two ways to make sure We try not to get a spike here in covered 19 in Chicago area in Wrigleyville last weekend. I know Saturday night especially felt like a normal night there with crowds waiting in long lines and not not adhering to the social distancing, And that's that's got to be a big concern for everybody, isn't it? It is again. The vast majority of restaurant boners are strict. Definitely following the public health guidelines on we don't support bad actors. But you're actually right, Wrigley. They'll looked like it was Summer of 2019. Not the summer 2020. If I say we moved into America 2.0, and again, we need the restaurant. And the bar owners, operators and the guests all follow social differences and face masks pp. It's very important, because if not, we're going to see a spike and cold it 19 and that's gonna you know off. Bring the hospitality industry to its knees, because if we have to close down another way, we have to go back to base three where we closed our bars and restaurants. It's not gonna be good for the industry. Max. It's gonna be cash Tropic Sam a Sze Yu know restaurants struggling Even if they can get a few people inside. It's still not enough to make money. So assuming that the numbers keep going in the right direction and down in Illinois, what are you hoping for? Next? What do you What do you think The next phase of reopening will be here? What is what is the governor saying to you? What is the mayor telling you? And what are you pushing for? Well, you know, in a governor's face for what he did is that I feel he's allowing for all restaurants to opener, indoor dining, But there has to be social distinct things. So you have to be six from table to table has to be six feet apart. And then obviously, team members and guests need the word of a face mask. Martha actually, when you sit at the table, but it's 62 part by doing that about that needs. You're going to get about 55 60% of your capacity. However, in the city of Chicago, the mayor is only allowing 25% capacity with no more than 50 people per room. Now the governor's only allowing 50 people off. Her party, too. So you can't really do any private parties with more than 50 people. If the numbers keep going down, and we keep flattening, he will move to 100 people per party that maybe 200 maybe 2 50 He's always said that we're not going to move in the face five until we have a treatment. Or vaccine, and I don't know you know that horizon, some people say maybe by the end of the year or the beginning of 2021 we might have a vaccine or treatment. But that's what he's been saying all along. So that the mayor, she keeps Staines called at 19 going down in the city. We could go to 50% of capacity. 7 25% capacity. Yeah, let's hope we do that. And what did you hear from restaurant owners after last weekend? I know With rain in some areas. That was a problem with the outdoor dining. What was the feedback you got from last weekend? They were all very excited, so you know, and they felt things you know. You know you are going well overall again. The rain is not good when you only have 25% capacity, and you don't have your outdoor cafe sidewalk cafe, your pop. It really hinders you and it's It's hard, Teo, you know, make money on only 25% capacity. When restaurant owners operators, you know, put the restaurant's together. They did it on 100% after you know our capacity Mass 25% capacity. Maybe you could make it work. Like I said, on 75% classy, but what the governor is done. It's social distancing tables have to be six feet apart. Again. If we keep doing that we can keep moving in the different parts of face for, But we are meeting the restaurant owners, operators and the guests. After social distance and where their face mask well, Here's some good news. You can pass on Sam for the next seven days, other than a slight chance of Ah, thunderstorm in the afternoon today Far west and south of Chicago, other than that dry, sunny, no rain in the forecast for seven days. That's critical. That's great, because we all know in Chicago. We don't get really get like maybe 34 months where you can eat outside and the restaurant's really needed to survive now and over the next, you know. You know, next three months, July, August and September here, so hopefully the weather keeps working on our behalf. We know the weather is a roller coaster here in the city of Chicago, but that's great to hear it at the next seven days look good and let's all be smart about wearing masks. Sam Toia. Absolutely, President Bill, My restaurant Association. Always good talking to you, Sam and have a great holiday weekend too. All right. Thank you. It is a 8 45 and it's the first day of July. I started my no sock format for summer today, and it's the right day for it, isn't it? Steve? It is hot in human is going to be the forecast again today, mostly sunny with another temperature near 90 degrees today. If you're keeping track we've seen nearly nine days of 90 degree temperatures so far, and we're getting close to that moment in 2012 when we had 17 90 degree days by June 30th with this forecast, we're certainly on the way to that. With temperatures tonight around 69 back up to 90 tomorrow. It'll be cooler at the lakefront today and tomorrow and nineties all the way through the rest of the week. The fourth of July. Look, Sonny. And 92 right now in Chicago. We have mostly sunny skies and 79 77 at midway, 74 at the Lakefront and 75 in Waukegan. It's not final till a vote by the union. But the NHL and the players have reportedly agreed on plans to resume play and extend the.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:46 min | 1 year ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Head of the Illinois restaurant association believes it will be in early June city restaurants were excited after governor JB Pritzker softened his stance earlier this week brisker decided to allow outdoor dining at the end of the month as long as restaurants can maintain social distancing putting table six feet apart and requiring employees to wear masks the mayor says when the city will be ready will depend on the public health data the mayor says there's still a lot to discuss include whether or not to close streets for restaurants that don't have patios lost P. a parking meter revenue is streets are closed president of the Illinois restaurant association says the mayor has been in discussions with him about all of that eighty seven more people have lost their lives to cope in nineteen in the past twenty four hours across Illinois more than forty six hundred people have died since the pandemic began yesterday state health officials announced more than twenty two hundred new cases there been more than a hundred two thousand cases in Illinois today the cook County Board voted yesterday to release the names of suburban corona virus patients to first responders commissioner Scott Britton sponsored the resolution thirty five states allow this address to be shared it is addresses not names it is for sixty days ACLU Illinois director of communications at Yonkers siding with board president Toni Preckwinkle who said the bill would unduly impact African American and Latino communities by creating these lists you actually discourage some people from getting tested from getting treated from getting care the list would be provided to first responders namely nine one one dispatchers in suburban cook county governor Pritzker is executive powers face another legal challenge today a lawyer for house Republican Darren Bailey filed another lawsuit downstate this time is representing an Iraq war veteran who owns a tanning salon suit argues the governor's executive powers expired after thirty days and state health officials didn't meet the burden of proof to close his business last month Bailey got an injunction allowing only him to go to work that lawsuit has now been transferred to federal court after years of negotiations a new toll way around the western portion of o'hare is a step closer to becoming reality WGN's Ryan burl reports the Illinois tollway board of directors has approved agreements with three rail companies allowing for property rights necessary to construct the I. four ninety tollway to connected Jane Adams with the tri state allowing for access into and around here the negotiations for these rights have been ongoing since twenty twelve plans for the new I. four ninety would cross union Pacific and Canadian Pacific tracks at multiple points if all goes according to plan the project could be completed by twenty twenty five Ribeiro WGN news now with WGN neighborhood news here's Kim Gordon if you got a new job during the.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Sam toy president of the Illinois restaurant association and Bradley tusk, former Illinois deputy governor Blagojevich era, and author of the book the fixer most of all I want to thank all of you for listening, and we have a special guest in for dean today. I'm thinking about throwing my hat in the ring for the mayoral election here in Chicago. Why not why not will you be my campaign manager that would be a conflict of interest as reporter how many people do we have now seventeen I believe it's Saturday evening, really seventeen. Yeah. But I mean, some are more real than others. Right. And if you take that list, and that's not a complete list because there will be more jumping in. Wow. When is the election February man, but which poses the issue that conceivably you could have cans. Candidates getting eighteen percent of the vote or less fifteen percent and being in a runoff, right? That's your final choice crazy in. I follow you on Twitter. And I noticed that the cubs and SOX are playing on the south side and you were in front of Wrigley yesterday. But but I explained that I was I was actually attending a wedding. Gallagher way. So very very that was fun. It was that little grassy area. You can hang out and have beers. And the weather was beautiful. I know it's been great. Yeah. I'm looking forward today. Have a great day. What are you? What are you doing today? We have the director of the Chicago marathon coming in at nine thirty this morning. So that'll be nice. We're going to check in with dean who's down at Soldier Field that aids run walk is just fantastic very emotional. Yes. Figure out, but it's good stuff. Thanks. Thank you. Hear the sounds that mattered the top five at five from the Roe Conn show with Anna davlantes, weekday afternoons on seven twenty WGN. Chicago smart speaker users just say play WGN radio and tune in and news is powered by American weather makers. Here's Dave, and we have clear skies fifty seven at O'Hare of faulty stove is the likely cause for a house fire that killed a seven month old boy and critically injured. His father in the angle would neighborhood this morning. Authorities say the boy's father was injured as he jumped from the second floor of the home in the seventeen hundred block of west fifty ninth. The boy's grandmother, Sylvia. White says family members gathered yesterday for the wedding of the infants parents, I say my grandson yesterday,.

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"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on Outside the Box

Outside the Box

02:15 min | 4 years ago

"illinois restaurant association" Discussed on Outside the Box

"And he put me down the scale and it was well under half pound he didn't know what a half pound was from reading this digital scale you know he was as sweet and his kind and as manageable as possible the customer service piece was great but he needed some technical skills support building skills a critical piece of the puzzle along these lines karen's organizations doing some work with walmart and the walmart foundation who made a fiveyear 100milliondollar investment worked with not just chicago cook workforce partnership but other organizations like the aspen institute national skills coalition the goal of the collective effort is strengthening the transferability of skills that the us retail workforce making it easier for frontline workers to advance more quickly clearly a lot of people at the table the help address these big challenges care and you give us some examples the how they work so i have some favorite stories around our employer relationships but i think most relevant is the most recent relationship that we've just start at nitz with industry associations so we've just launched a new initiative caught hospitality hires chicago and i really exciting outgrowth of our retail sector center work and just are sectordriven work in general um but this is a partnership with the illinois hotel in lodging association the illinois restaurant association the to chicago which is the tourism industry for this city it's the tourism bureau the magnificent mile association which is uh the industry association for all of the businesses with in the central business district of chicago net covers nine different sectors including retail and hospitality and tourism attractions and so we've partnered with them to help meet their business need their their labour needs and we just kicked off a huge event with five hundred prescreened preregistered individuals and we had two hundred walk ends on the day of the event we had fifty two employers and 1200 interview slots.

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