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October Chicago Marathon nonetheless on (for now), organizers say
A normal view of rivals runing previous the Chicago Theater in the course of the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.Photograph by Quinn Harris/Getty Photographs
The New York Metropolis Marathon scheduled for Nov. 1 was canceled Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic; in the meantime, the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon scheduled for Oct. 11 remains to be on.
“We are aware of the announcement made by the New York Road Runners today,” Chicago Marathon spokeswoman Alex Sawyer informed the Solar-Occasions Wednesday. “At this time, we are unable to say definitively whether or not the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will proceed.”
Sawyer stated organizers “are committed to sharing a decision with our runners soon as possible” and have been working with metropolis officers to “prepare[e] for both outcomes.”
The Bank of America Chicago half marathon, which had been scheduled for June 7, was canceled in late April, and registered runners had the choice to defer their registration for the 2021 race or request a refund of their entry price.
Marathon officers haven’t introduced whether or not the identical choices will likely be obtainable to runners within the occasion of the October race’s cancellation, however Sawyer stated organizers had been exploring “unique options outside of our standard policies.”
— Mitch Dudek
12:31 p.m. Chicagoans are divided over security of hitting the health club Friday
As Chicago and Illinois transfer into Section Four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan, gyms are among the many long-shutdown institutions permitted to reopen as of Friday, with security necessities that embody social distancing and having to put on a face masks to work out at a health club.
So we requested Chicagoans: Will you be hitting the health club once more now you can? Some solutions have been condensed and frivolously edited for readability.
“Definitely not. I have been wanting to have a regular workout plan, but gyms are probably where a lot of people are gonna get sick.” — Miguel Pizana
“Still on the fence. Masks, of course, but I’d probably stick to one machine and disinfecting it, along with hand sanitizer. I’ve gained too much weight.” — Stephanie Delph
“I will. The ‘quarantine 15’ is real.” — Al Southers
Learn extra remarks from Solar-Occasions readers right here.
11:09 a.m. Again to the flicks this weekend?
Film theaters in Elmhurst, North Riverside and several other different suburban areas will reopen Friday because the launch of Illinois’ Section Four permits indoor filmgoing to renew.
The York Theatre in Elmhurst and the Luxurious 6 in North Riverside will likely be among the many cinemas reopening their doorways.
They’re all a part of the Basic Cinemas chain, which additionally will likely be welcoming patrons Friday on the Charlestowne 18 in St. Charles, the Cinema 12 in Carpentersville, the Cinema 7 in Sandwich, the Elk Grove in Elk Grove Village, the Fox Lake in Fox Lake, the Paramount Theatre in Kankakee and the Woodstock in Woodstock, in addition to areas in Beloit, Wisconsin, and Freeport.
The film lineups are a mixture of releases from earlier this yr (“Invisible Man,” “Bloodshot,” “I Still Believe,” “Trolls World Tour”) and outdated favorites (“Space Jam,” “Batman Begins,” the 4 Indiana Jones movies).
Just one model new film will likely be taking part in: the British rave drama “Beats,” exhibiting on the Charlestowne.
Learn extra from Darel Jevens right here.
9:58 a.m. Metropolis providing extra alternatives this weekend for out of doors eating
Extra Chicago streets are set to shut this weekend for out of doors eating as town continues its gradual reopening.
The Open Streets program proved well-liked earlier this month, when stretches of Broadway, Rush, Oak and Cedar streets had been closed to all however foot visitors.
These streets will likely be closed to cars this weekend as a part of this system:
Balmoral Avenue on the intersection with Clark Street
Chinatown Sq., adjoining to Archer Avenue between Wentworth and Princeton avenues
Taylor Street, between Loomis and Ashland avenues
Oliphant Avenue, closed between Northwest Freeway and the primary alley to the north.
Sidewalk eating will likely be obtainable on 75th Street between Indiana and Calumet avenues.
Learn the complete story from Stefano Esposito for extra.
8:29 a.m. Positive-dining eating places, together with Chicago’s Alinea, discover new methods to outlive amid pandemic
Alinea in Chicago used to welcome visitors with a $365, 18-course tasting menu; it’s now cooking up a six-course to-go feast for $49.95. Copenhagen’s Noma, which normally requires reservations months forward, opened an out of doors burger and wine bar. Les Amis in Singapore is promoting grocery objects like artisanal butter and caviar.
Eating places had been hit onerous by the brand new coronavirus. Within the U.S. alone, the trade misplaced 6 million jobs in March and April. However fantastic eating was hit hardest of all, says David Portalatin, an trade adviser with The NPD Group. On the low level, in April, U.S. fantastic eating transactions had been down 82% from a yr in the past, he stated.
Some fantastic eating eating places are utilizing the closure to revamp their interiors or retool their menus, stated David Mitroff, a restaurant advisor and founding father of Piedmont Avenue Consulting. Eating places of this caliber have to maintain issues contemporary and attention-grabbing, he stated.
Others are rethinking the expertise completely. Quince, a three-star restaurant in San Francisco, will possible be closed till fall. However beginning in July, co-owner Lindsay Tusk is planning to supply lunches and dinners on the Marin County farm that grows the restaurant’s produce.
Learn extra about how eating places are staying afloat.
7:08 a.m. Fauci looking forward to a vaccine by late 2020, early 2021
The federal government’s prime infectious illness knowledgeable stated Tuesday he’s cautiously optimistic that there will likely be a COVID-19 vaccine by the top of the yr or early 2021, and warned that the following few weeks will likely be vital to tamping down coronavirus scorching spots across the nation.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and different prime well being officers additionally stated they haven’t been requested to decelerate testing for coronavirus, a difficulty that turned controversial after President Donald Trump stated final weekend that he had requested them to do exactly that as a result of it was uncovering too many infections. Trump stated Wednesday that he wasn’t kidding when he stated that.
“We will be doing more testing,” Fauci informed a Home committee.
The U.S. has examined greater than 27 million folks, with about 2.three million – or 8.4% — testing constructive.
The well being officers returned to Capitol Hill at a fraught second within the nation’s pandemic response, with coronavirus circumstances rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for consideration with public well being suggestions.
“We’ve been hit badly,” stated Fauci, infectious illnesses chief on the Nationwide Institutes of Well being. He stated he was “really quite concerned” about rising group unfold in some states.
“The next couple of weeks are going to be critical in our ability to address those surges,” he stated.
Learn the complete story right here.
Evaluation & Commentary
Typically landlords who evict a tenant are the nice guys
In a letter to the Solar-Occasions Editorial Board, Melanie Rogers of Edgewater writes:
I learn the article on landlords utilizing unlawful means to evict tenants. I really feel badly for tenants who’re going by powerful occasions financially. I understand how tough it may be to seek out work in a down economic system.
Nonetheless, I’m troubled by how landlords are normally portrayed because the unhealthy guys. These conditions are usually not at all times so black-and-white. Tenants have some duty too.
In my constructing, for instance, our landlord has banned all smoking, together with tobacco and marijuana, to make sure the well being of all tenants, particularly these with bronchial asthma and allergic reactions. Nonetheless, some neighbors consider it’s OK to smoke inside their items. They appear to not notice that the smoke wafts by partitions and flooring into others’ items.
I consider the owner is doing the perfect he can, however with out the stick of an eviction, what extra can he do? In a number of circumstances, neighbors disregard police as nicely.
Learn this and extra letters from Solar-Occasions readers right here.