The Auto Show will be the first convention held at McCormick Place since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
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Lightfoot sets goal to ‘fully open’ Chicago by July 4
McCormick Place will reawaken from its 14-month, pandemic-induced slumber with the July 15 return of the Chicago Auto Show — and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said her goal is to get the city “fully open” by July 4.
“I am working night and day toward this goal. … But, we and I need you to continue to be on this journey with us. And that means getting vaccinated now — as soon as possible,” Lightfoot told reporters at McCormick Place, where details of the auto show return were announced today.
“Every day that our COVID-19 metrics continue to tick downward brings us a day closer to being able to put this pandemic in the rearview mirror. And we are too close to accomplishing this mission to give up now. Our goal … is to be fully open by July 4th.”
Getting Chicago “fully open” by July 4 weekend also could mean the return of Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago and the Air & Water Show, the city’s most popular and iconic summer events.
“Don’t skip to the end of the chapter, There’s more coming,” the mayor said.
Just last week, Lightfoot vowed to be more cautious than other major cities in …read more
Source:: Chicago Sun Times