Restore Illinois Businesses Eager To Reopen; Some Consumers Still Hesitant By Eric Stock & John Murray • Jun 25, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT Many businesses who have been struggling since the pandemic began in March hope Illinois’ transition to Phase 4 will allow them to recover after three cash-strapped months. Schools, Businesses Weigh Legal Liability As Economy Reopens By Eric Stock • Jun 18, 2020 WGLT file photo Businesses, schools and other organizations are starting to reopen while reducing coronavirus risk. They also must protect themselves from legal liability if there is a breakout. McLean County Business Groups Seek Safety Pledge As Economy Reopens By Eric Stock • Jun 11, 2020 Staff / WGLT Several business groups in McLean County have launched the Community Confident campaign. McLean County Board Tables HOI Reopening Plan Resolution By Breanna Grow • May 28, 2020 Breanna Grow / WGLT After nearly two hours of discussion, McLean County Board members voted 12-8 Thursday night to table a resolution to implement the Restore Heart of Illinois plan. Outdoor Dining Provides Appetizer For McLean County Restaurants By Eric Stock • May 21, 2020 Facebook/Medici Bar and restaurant owners in McLean County hope allowing outdoor seating will whet the appetites of customers hungry to return to their favorite eateries and watering holes. Bloomington, Normal Plan To Aid Outdoor Dining As Reopening Moves To Next Phase By Eric Stock • May 20, 2020 WGLT file photo Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday he plans to allow bars and restaurants to offer outdoor seating as the state moves toward the next phase of reopening near the end of the month. McLean County Board Seeks Clarity On Reopening Authority By Eric Stock • May 19, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT McLean County Board members have started debating whether the county should begin reopening its economy ahead of Gov. JB Pritzker’s timetable, but it’s not clear the governing body has the authority to do so on its own. Erickson Seeks To Revive Regional Reopening Plan For McLean County By Eric Stock • May 15, 2020 Ralph Weisheit / WGLT A McLean County Board member wants to see the county go through with a regional reopening plan that many local leaders have abandoned. McLean County Leaders Balk At Flouting Pritzker By Eric Stock & Charlie Schlenker • May 14, 2020 Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool Small-town officials in McLean County said they were all on board with the proposed Heart of Illinois multicounty regional reopening plan right up until a Peoria area official said they would go ahead even without approval from Gov. JB Pritzker.