1/18/2017
HEADLINES
NEW OVERTIME LAWS FOR ILLINOIS

The new Illinois overtime rules took effect December 1, 2016, and require employers to provide overtime to all "white collar" employees making less than $913 per week or an annual salary of $47,476. 

Click here to learn more about the new overtime laws in Illinois. 
NEW CHECKOUT BAG TAX IN CHICAGO
 
Starting February 1, 2017, the $.07 Chicago Checkout Bag Tax will be collected on all disposable paper and plastic bags used in Chicago.
What You Need To Know:

In an effort to reduce the number of disposable bags used in Chicago, the City is implementing a tax on disposable paper and plastic bags used to carry goods out of stores.
 
Businesses will begin collecting a $0.07 tax on disposable paper and plastic bags on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
 
There are multiple disposable bag exemptions, including: p aper and plastic bags used to package loose bulk items, such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains, candy, cookies or small hardware items or to contain or wrap frozen foods, meat or fish, whether prepackaged or not.
 
Bags provided by a pharmacist to contain prescription drugs, dry cleaning or garment bags and newspaper bags.
 
Bags sold in packages containing multiple bags intended for use as garbage bags, pet waste bags or yard waste bags.
 
Bags provided by a dine-in or take-out restaurant to contain food or drink purchased by the restaurant's customers.
 
For more information call the Department of Finance Customer Service at 312.747.4747.
Introduction to New Illinois Employment Laws

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and Northalsted Business Alliance present an introduction to new and updated Illinois Employment laws with a recognized authority in employment law, Kimberly A. Ross. Kimberly will be providing information on  Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, earned sick leave, Illinois Human Rights Act, along with other important employment information. Coffee and light fare will be provided to attendees, compliments of Stan's Donuts. 

This seminar is  FREE  to members of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and Northalsted Business Alliance.  If you are not a member, and would like to join us please email
Dillin@lakevieweast.com  for more information.

Space is Limited, Register Here to reserve your spot! 
WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
RK SALON 
 
RK Salon was created in a partnership which consisted of experts from both sides of Aveda. An artist and a loyal guest. Their vision was created from looking at both sides of giving and getting a High End Aveda experience when the guest is pampered and leaves feeling beautiful and refreshed. Check them out on Facebook or on their website. Or call 773-687-9350 today to schedule and appointment. They are located at 835 W. Sheridan Rd. 
Since 2008, Halsted Eye Boutique has been a leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to patients in Chicago. Their experienced staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions and problems. It is their mission to provide the best eye care services possible. Their doctors use only the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and eye care products available. Schedule your next eye appointment today! Halsted Eye Boutique is located at 2852 N. Halsted St. Visit their website here or call 773-549-1111.

CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK
Get ready for 14 belt-busting days! Chicago Restaurant Week 2017 returns on January 27 and continues through February 9 with two weeks of dining deals.

The 10th annual culinary celebration features special prix fixe menus starting at $22 for brunch (NEW for 2017!) and lunch, and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity).

Lakeview Participating Restaurants:

Bar Pastoral, 2947 N Broadway
Barcocina, 2901 N Sheffield
Ceres' Table, 3124 N Broadway
Home Run Inn Pizza, 3215 N Sheffield

LOCAL EVENTS & SPECIALS
Belmont Theater District
Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of Chicago's world-class theatre scene. Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week is returning for its fifth year and will take place February 9-19, 2017. This February, visitors and residents will again have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 productions and sample the extraordinary range of theatrical offerings in Chicago.

February 9 - 19, 2017
$15 and $30 tickets (or less!)

Chicago Theatre Week tickets are on sale now! At these special prices, tickets will go fast. Subscribe to the Theatre Week email newsletter, or follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter, for updates and announcements!

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FREE & DISCOUNTED BTD THEATER TICKETS
The Belmont Theater District is Chicago's largest theater district. Check out Chicago Theatre Week deals and a host of other ticket deals available at the BTD Free & Discounted Theater Tickets listings available at BTDChicago.com - along with details on our FREE Open House & Tour event on Feb 13th, and upcoming BTD Theater Nights - great ticket deals, pre-show receptions and post-show discussions for a perfect night out at the theater! 

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