Chicago officials shut down an "illegal" 300-person party as the city tries to get the Covid-19 surge under control, according to a news release from the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP).
"This past weekend, BACP conducted 93 investigations, 14 of which were in partnership with the Department of Buildings, the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Fire Department as part of our Task Force created to crack down on large gatherings, which are prohibited under COVID-19 regulations," read the release.
The release said the task force responded to a complaint about an "illegal party" in a basement early in the morning of Nov. 29. The task force issued multiple citations, Cease and Desist Orders and closure orders to party hosts The Vault/All Access for "throwing a dangerous and unlicensed commercial party with approximately 300 attendees, no social distancing and no face coverings."
According to the release, The Vault/All Access was issued nine citations for violating the Covid-19 regulations and five Cease and Desist Orders for illegal business activity.
Additionally, Department of Buildings Closure Order was issued for "dangerous and hazardous conditions, including no smoke alarms, no carbon monoxide detectors, no fire extinguishers.”