Chicagoans will now be able to dine outdoors in the middle of winter at their favorite sidewalk patios now that the city council has altered its policy that only allowed restaurant and bars to open its patios from March 1 through December 1. Aldermen approved the measure on Tuesday giving restaurant and bar owners an extra three months of patio season from December though February. The rule affects the more than 1,200 Chicago establishments with patios on public sidewalks, according to a city news release.

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Via Eater Chicago