Outdoor dining tents vandalized in West Loop

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Monday, November 30, 2020
Outdoor dining tents vandalized in Chicago West Loop
Outdoor dining tents meant to keep customers warm were vandalized over the past weekend.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Some tents that restaurants in the West Loop have been using for outdoor dining were vandalized over the past weekend.

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The vandalizing occurred along West Randolph Street in downtown Chicago.

Many restaurants set up outdoor tents as a way to stay in business and keep customers warm while indoor dining remains banned in Chicago and surrounding areas.

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The vandalizing has become a new problem for restaurants already struggling to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No police reports were filed in the 800-block of West Randolph as of Sunday afternoon, Chicago police said.