Democratic Lawmakers Ask Pritzker to Bailout Devastated Bars, Restaurants

Democratic Lawmakers Ask Pritzker to Bailout Devastated Bars, Restaurants

CHICAGO (AP) – A handful of Illinois Democratic lawmakers are asking the governor for a bailout for local bars and restaurants that have been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak.

State Rep. Ann Williams and four others wrote a letter to Governor JB Pritzker Thursday asking for the help, saying the coronavirus and the governor’s limits on crowds are threatening to put many out of business.

In addition to state money, the lawmakers are asking the governor not to take away liquor or food licenses and allow bars and restaurants to delay their state sales tax payments.

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