Galena accepting applications for outdoor dining permits

GALENA, Ill. — Applications now are available for Galena businesses pursuing outdoor dining permits this year.

City Council members last week voted to allow outdoor dining on a portion of Main Street again in 2021 after the practice was introduced last year as businesses faced restrictions on indoor dining due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those with permits will be allowed to serve customers in their respective outdoor spaces from May 1 to Oct. 24.

Applications can be downloaded at and submitted to Galena City Hall. The permit fee is $150.