March 13, 2021


Chicago’s convention business could restart by mid-summer

Mike Bilek, the auto show’s senior director of communications and technology, said the show has not yet been formally notified of the state’s new stance but termed Hynes’ comments as “wonderful news.”

Bilek added that show and state officials are scheduled to meet tomorrow.  “We’d like to have a show and we’d love to talk to them.  But we haven’t heard anything official.”

Hynes said the auto show would be a sort of trial run for a pair of other gatherings: The National Conference of State Legislators on Aug. 3 and the National Apartment Association at the end of August.

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