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Daywatch: Lightfoot’s new travel rule, no apparent virus spread from protests and how to celebrate July 4th in Chicago

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot takes off her face mask to answer questions after announcing a new broadband initiative for students during a press conference at Evergreen Academy Middle School in Chicago on June 25, 2020.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot takes off her face mask to answer questions after announcing a new broadband initiative for students during a press conference at Evergreen Academy Middle School in Chicago on June 25, 2020. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

The city ordered the quarantine for anyone who has spent more than 24 hours in the following states before arriving in Chicago: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks during his daily coronavirus pandemic briefing at the Illinois State Capitol on May 20, 2020, in Springfield.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks during his daily coronavirus pandemic briefing at the Illinois State Capitol on May 20, 2020, in Springfield. (Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)

A sign stating that a mask is required for entry hangs from a window at Happy Camper on Clark Street in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood on July 2, 2020.

A sign stating that a mask is required for entry hangs from a window at Happy Camper on Clark Street in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood on July 2, 2020. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)

Ahead of a summer holiday weekend that, in normal times, would mean packed patios and crowded bars, restaurant and bar owners are facing fines of up to $10,000 if COVID-19 restrictions are flouted. It’s a tough line to toe for businesses just barely scraping by after nearly three months of being closed due to the pandemic.

Thousands gather for the Chicago March For Justice in honor of George Floyd in Chicago's Union Park on June 6, 2020.

Thousands gather for the Chicago March For Justice in honor of George Floyd in Chicago's Union Park on June 6, 2020. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Protests in Chicago and the suburbs over the Minnesota death of George Floyd as a police officer knelt on his neck so far have caused no identifiable uptick in COVID-19 cases, city and suburban Cook County officials said this week. But they also noted that cases have been leveling off in Chicago and the suburbs, and increasing slightly statewide.

Kayla Sheldon, Amy Lippold and Katie Howell, all from Darien, watch the fireworks display during Oak Brook's annual Taste of Oak Brook on July 3, 2015.

Kayla Sheldon, Amy Lippold and Katie Howell, all from Darien, watch the fireworks display during Oak Brook's annual Taste of Oak Brook on July 3, 2015. (Steve Johnston / Chicago Tribune)

Illinois’ recent progression to phase four of its reopening plan might have some feeling a renewed sense of freedom just in time for July Fourth. And while the reopening of the lakefront, movie theaters and other spots has put many in a celebratory mood, surges in COVID-19 cases in the United States are a cautionary warning that the virus is still out there. Nevertheless, there are still ways to have fun and commemorate the birth of our nation while practicing social distancing. Here is a list of activities, restaurant specials and other events happening over July Fourth weekend.

Football news:

Spain, Germany and France have two clubs in the 1/4 final of the Champions League, England and Italy have one each
In the last three meetings of Barca and Bayern in the playoffs, the future winner of the Champions League passes on
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Insigne is the first Italian to score for real at the Bernabeu and Barca at the camp Nou
All 11 Barca players touched the ball before Messi's goal against Napoli
Cakir cancelled out Messi's goal and awarded penalties to Barca and Napoli