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COVID-19 Prompts Reevaluation
by Cook County Assessor's Office

Per the Real Deal Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi is planning to reevaluate all properties due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Click to read article.
Supporting Chicago Eateries
Eat.News List of Chicago Eateries Open for Pickup or Delivery

WTTW's "Check Please" has made available a database of restaurants open for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery during the COVID-19 crisis.
Click here for the list.

The list is continuously evolving - if you have a favorite that's still operating but not on listed? Use this form to add it.   

WTTW thanks Lauren A. , Jennifer G.,   Sean L. , Marina R., Uyen T. for curating Dining at a Distance™ in Chicago. For additional support and resources, visit Eat.News
CARES Act Gives Big Win to Commercial Property Owners

While it wasn't Congress' intent, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) fixed a typo in a 2017 Tax law, resulting in a win for commercial property owners and some tenants, long after the Coronavirus pandemic subsides. The change expands the tax deduction for many kinds of property improvements to 100% of the cost, with the deduction applicable right away, not over many years.

Click to read "The CARES Act Fixed A 'Typo' In 2017 Tax Law, Resulting In A Big Win For Property Owners" Dees Stribling - BisNow, 4/9/2020
Save Small Business Fund Launched

The Save Small Business Fund, launched April 20th , is earmarked for businesses located in economically disadvantaged communities with from 3 to 20 employees The one-time supplemental $5K cash grants are an initiative funded by contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners for employers across the United States.

Click to learn more about the Fund and how to apply.
Michael Goldstein - (773)504-1200

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500’-150,000’ - short and long term leases
Leasing - 4850 W. Bloomingdale, 60639
F or other Chicago Property Investors properties - Click here
Update: Small Business Improvement Fund

To give businesses time to evaluate their needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago will not open any SBIF areas for applications in May 2020.SBIF grants use local Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenue to reimburse businesses for qualifying repairs and upgrades.
Three SBIF Districts opened April 1st - applications must be
submitted by 5 PM, April 30th and can be emailed to

Click District's name for map of boundaries, program info:
Chicago’s innovative skyscrapers, Prairie School style homes, and Miesian Modern buildings are stunning. But what about their historic interiors?

Chicago is home to some of the world's most spectacular architecture: theaters, fieldhouses, apartments, lobbies and libraries.

Click to begin a virtual tour of "The most interesting historic interiors in Chicago"
Sara Freund - Curbed Chicago, 4/13/2020 
Happy Earth Day!
Test Your Recycling Savvy.....

The future depends upon how we treat our planet today. InBusiness Chicago hopes you will adopt just one earth-saving measure today. 
  • 40 Easy Options - Choose Just One - Click HERE
  • Two Minutes, Twelve Questions....Click HERE
  • What's your recycling pick-up day? Click HERE
City of Chicago Recycling crews are seeing
a surge of personal protective equipment (PPE) in recycling carts instead of trash cans...
Gloves, masks, eyeglasses, gowns, paper towels, disposable wipes, and tissues
Are Not Recyclable .
SBA Disaster Loan Information

While the SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans, it can help small businesses recover from the economic impact of COVID-19 with other assistance. Click category for details...
For a special issue containing City of Chicago, State of Illinois and Federal Programs, Resources and Assistance re COVID-19 - Click HERE
Coronavirus Small
Business Resource Hub

SCORE is committed to helping businesses through the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak. Remote mentoring via phone, email, video, and chat with SCORE mentors offers free, personalized assistance to help you adapt your business. There are live webinars and online workshops scheduled throughout the month on relevant topics and issues. Click to learn more about SCORE

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