Several McHenry County restaurant owners are hoping a judge will grant them the same approval given to a Kane County restaurant this past week. On Monday, a Kane County judge gave FoxFire in Geneva the OK to stay open despite Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s order to close.
Now, with McHenry County now facing similar restrictions on indoor dining, Crystal Lake attorney John Dickson is working to file a lawsuit requesting a temporary restraining order against the state’s mitigations plans, with the hopes of having it filed and heard before courts close at 4 p.m. on Friday, the Northwest Herald is reporting. On Wednesday, Pritzker announced Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry counties, had surpassed three days with a positivity rate over 8 percent and additional mitigations, including the closure of indoor dining, would take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday.
Among the restaurants included in the lawsuit are Andy’s Restaurant in Crystal Lake, Fire Bar & Grill in Crystal Lake, The Cottage in Crystal Lake, Around the Clock Restaurant in Crystal Lake, Pablo’s Family Fiesta in Crystal Lake and Whiskey and Wine in Crystal , 750-degree Cucina Rustica in Cary, The Tracks Bar & Grill in Cary, Bold American Fare in Algonquin, Cattleman’s Burger and Brew in Algonquin, Burnt Toast II in Algonquin, Cucina Bella in Algonquin, Woods Creek Tavern in Lake in the Hills and Dino’s Pizza & Pasta in Lake in the Hills.