Chicago deals: Loop restaurants, hotels offer discounts to welcome back customers

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Loop is slowly getting back to normal after vandalism and COVID-19 left the neighborhood nearly empty and at least 45 businesses damaged.

RELATED: Chicago businesses board up as protests turn violent

EMBED More News Videos

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has imposed a curfew starting Saturday night after violent protests erupted across the city.

The Chicago Loop Alliance said there was a 32% increase in foot traffic during the week of June 15 compared to the week prior. Businesses are gradually taking down their boards.

Restaurants, businesses and hotels downtown are offering discounts, deals and free stuff to welcome customers back to the Loop.

If you want to learn how to support local businesses in the Loop while saving money, visit
Copyright © 2021 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.