A Chicago restaurant owner sent along the notice below from the City of Chicago, which went to all restaurants in the city. Some are adding surcharges to try to make up for the circumstances that limit them to takeouts. Cough up the sales taxes on those surcharges, says the notice. They total 11.25% in Chicago, the highest in the nation.
Also today, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said restaurants cannot open in Chicago on June 1, even for outdoor dining, which the rest of the state is allowing.
– Mark Glennon