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Expanded Outdoor Dining

Meanwhile in the West Loop: Despite the Clark controversy, Fulton and Randolph will likely have on-street dining again this year

"I certainly know what [Expanded Outdoor Dining] has done for the West Loop area," West Central Association's Rod Burch, who's enthusiastic about the program.

April 5, 2024

Alderman Reilly: Here’s the nitty gritty of how the ill-conceived plan to kill the Clark Street car-free dining district came about

Regarding a factually incorrect tweet he posted this week, Reilly admitted, "I was pretty fired up. I did go too far... No, I don't think the Chicago Federation of Labor muscled this through."

March 29, 2024

Ald. Reilly: 3-block stretch of Clark in River North once again going car-free for dining, albeit not on a permanent basis

The 42nd Ward alder announced that Clark will once more be pedestrianized to make more room for outdoor dining, likely this week but, contrary to an earlier proposal, it won't be done on a full time basis.

June 27, 2023