Governor J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced this morning the return of the Chicago Auto Show to McCormick Place on July 15-19.
"We're making an important step forward, away from the pandemic, and toward normalcy," the Governor said. He disclosed the event will be a hybrid model with indoor/outdoor participation and, in the past, has accounted for 17,000 jobs. Tickets will be sold exclusively online and may include a street festival on Indiana Avenue. The event will be the first large convention to take place in Illinois since the pandemic began.
The Governor also added that his target for Chicago is to open by July.
Mayor Lightfoot spoke of the Open Chicago Initiative and how it's helped our city's businesses, festivals and more.
She ended her comments with, "Chicago is, indeed, back!"