Downtown rooftop gardens and outdoor patios will be able to stay open an hour later on weekdays under a trial program the
Under the measure, the patios and rooftops would be able to stay open until midnight seven days a week, as they already can on Friday and Saturday nights. They now close at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
, 42nd, said the change was recommended by the
Restaurant Association, the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
Reilly said there are 70 places in his ward, which covers most of downtown, with outdoor patios or rooftop gardens. His proposal would not affect outdoor cafes.