Thank you,Chicago Tribune for the chance to contribute a few thoughts to this October feature.
…” Michelle Durpetti, part of the third generation of family that owns Gene & Georgetti, said the restaurant faced a $120,000 tax bill and was forced to close their Rosemont location as of Sunday. Employees called her in tears, she said, asking what they could do now.
I’d love for the governor to look my employees in the face and explain how they are, through no fault of their own, losing their livelihoods,” she said. “This sweeping decision is ruining the lives of so many people. It’s devastating….”