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Approval of Temporary Outdoor Dining Areas

To support Lincolnwood restaurants during this challenging time, the Village Board of Trustees has approved the permissibility of temporary outdoor dining areas in restaurant parking lots. Restaurants interested in opening an outdoor dining area in a parking lot should contact Community Development Management Analyst Jake Litz at or 847-745-4765. For additional resources regarding restaurant reopening, please visit the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Business Toolkit.


  • To view the Village’s Temporary Outdoor Seating Guidelines, click here.
  • To view the State’s requirements for outdoor dining, click here.
  • To view the National Fire Protection Agency Life Safety Codes related to special structures, click here
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