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Chicago Businesses Will Start Reopening June 3

Chicago is on track to transition to phase three of the Lightfoot administration’s framework for restarting the city’s economy and will begin reopening on Wednesday, June 3. The “cautiously reopening” third phase of the framework begins five days after Friday’s scheduled reopening everywhere statewide except for Chicago.

Phase three, which allows hotels, restaurants, retailers and other businesses to resume operations with restrictions, will still require strict physical distancing, the Lightfoot administration said Thursday. Municipal services that were closed to the public, including parks facilities and libraries, will begin reopening on Monday, June 8.

“Let’s be clear: Under no circumstances should our move to phase three be confused with this crisis being over, because it’s not,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a news conference Thursday. “COVID-19 is still very much part of our present. I can’t emphasize this enough.” She added the risk of contracting the virus couldn’t be totally eliminated.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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