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Friday, September 14, 2018
New Chicago Health Code in Effect: What Restaurants Need to Know »
Effective July 1, 2018, the City of Chicago began enforcement of the 2013 FDA Food Code regulations. On the first inspecti...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
IRA on Mayor Emanuel's Impact on Chicago's Restaurant Industry »
Eater Chicago shared insights from the restaurant community of Chicago on the news that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will not seek r...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Food Newsfeed Highlights New IRAEF Executive Director Terrell Johnson »
Food Newsfeed recently highlighted the announcement of Terrell Johnson as Executive Director of the Illinois Restaurant A...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
IRA on Proposed Scheduling Mandate Ordinance in Chicago City Council »
IRA President & CEO Sam Toia recently co-authored a letter to the editor in the Chicago Sun-Times that breaks down why...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Sam Toia on Restaurant City of the Year Long-Term Benefits »
Congratulations to Portland, OR for recently being named Bon Appétit's Restaurant City of the Year. IRA President & CE...

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