Plus, last chance to vote for your lockdown legends in the Time In Awards
Time In No. #12 | Tue 25 August, 2020 
These notable Chicago restaurants and bars have permanently closed
Many Chicago restaurants have already started reopening, welcoming back guests for the first time since they were ordered to close back in March. But there are also plenty of local bars and restaurants that will shutter permanently due to COVID-19 and the financial strain of being closed for months on end. We're paying tribute to some of the most notable Chicago closures, from wine bar Income Tax and chicken shop Luella's Gospel Bird to diner stalwart Jeri's Grill. Take a look at some of the noteworthy restaurants and bars that won't be returning to Chicago's dining scene.
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As cities around the world start to emerge from lockdown, we’re taking a moment to look back and thank the Chicagoans who have made our homebound lives bearable over the last two-plus months—from chefs and bartenders to mask makers and sea otters. Join us in celebrating the people who have helped us feel more connected than ever before—even when we’re stuck at home. Raise a glass to these awe-inspiring nominees and cast your vote today!
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Your weekend planner
Things to do around town
It's no secret that celebrating the 4th of July will be a different experience this year. Navy Pier has already canceled its annual fireworks display and events throughout the suburbs have followed suit, though every Chicagoan knows that there will be plenty of amateur displays to fill the void. Thankfully, you'll still be able to relax in Chicago parks over the long weekend, go for a stroll on the reopened Lakefront Trail or catch a screening at a Chicago drive-in movie theater. Use our 4th of July guide to find the best places to eat, drink and spend time outdoors on America's birthday.
Grab a drink
on a bar patio
Sip some suds in the sun—these bar and brewery patios are open for the season.
Lounge around
in a park
Need some fresh air? Pack a picnic and book it to these green spaces.
Dine alfresco at these restaurants
Let someone else do the cooking when you snag a table at one of these outdoor eateries.
Check out a drive-in theater
Pack up the car and hit the road to enjoy a flick in the great outdoors. Don’t forget the popcorn!
Rediscover Chicago on a walking tour
Explore the best sights in the city and get your steps in with the Chicago Architecture Center.
Hero of the week
You can text your friends, send them a postcard or show up on their doorstep for a socially-distanced hangout, but if you really want to tell them how much you care, you might want to say it with puppets. This month, the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival will begin booking "Pop-Up Puppet-Grams "—the marionette equivalent of a singing telegram, performed live (from at least 6 feet away) for its recipient. Chicago puppeteer Mark Blashford is the artist behind the "puppet-grams," delivering a personalized five-minute performance on doorsteps, front yards, lobbies or porches. During the show, his puppet cowboy will paint a small picture which is given to the recipient as a keepsake. That’s so much better than FaceTime.
We don't know who needs to hear this but...
Instead of referring to it as “work from home,” we should call it “living at work.”
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