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In a place literally divided by COVID-19 restrictions, residents say indoor dining never really went away

Posted On: Mar 7, 2021   |   Posted By: WGN TV

In a place literally divided by COVID-19 restrictions, residents say indoor dining never really went away

MONTGOMERY, Ill. - One west suburban village is in a particularly weird spot when it comes to coronavirus mitigation measures.
Part of Montgomery lies in Kendall County and the rest is in Kane County. That's normally not a big deal, but when it comes to Covid those county lines mean the village is divided between two different regions of the state's COVID-19 reopening plan.
So while Illinois is now allowing indoor dining at 25% capacity for restaurants in the North-Central Region, that includes only the Kendall side. Kane is part of Region 8, where no indoor service is currently allowed.
In areas where indoor dining is allowed, reservations are restricted to a couple of hours, groups are limited to four people and it's recommended your fellow diners all be members of your household.
While indoor dining was technically banned before the state allowed its return over the weekend, some residents say it never really went away in Montgomery.
The local sheriff's department did not immediately respond to requests...

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