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No more indoor service at bars and restaurants in neighboring counties as new COVID-19 mitigation steps start Aug. 26

About two months after bars and restaurants reopened for indoor service, establishments in Will and Kankakee counties will have to close the doors again, returning to takeout service until the region's infection rates recede.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Monday new COVID-19 mitigation efforts will be implemented in Region 7, which includes Will and Kankakee counties, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 26, after the region reached 8 percent positivity for three days. 

For Region 7, mitigation measures include:  


Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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