August 27, 2020
Important Business Updates & Information
Updated - Skokie Updated Outdoor Dining Guidelines Provide Additional Flexibility
Revised Outdoor Dining Guidelines for restaurants and bars took effect on August 27, 2020. The guidelines provide additional flexibility for Skokie establishments. Please CLICK HERE for the details.
Phase 4 Updated Restaurant & Bar Establishment Safety Guidelines

​Based on a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, these latest safety guidelines which took effect on August 26, 2020 will require restaurant and bar patrons to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food service workers and other employees at these establishments. Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth when patrons are approached and served by staff, including but not limited to when employees take patrons orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables. This guidance will also apply to other facilities with food services areas that are currently subject to the Restore Illinois guidance, such as indoor recreational facilities, museums and entertainment venues.

The full guidelines may be found by CLICKING HERE.
Village of Skokie Economic Recovery Plan Unveiled

In response to COVID-19, Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen was one of the first suburban Chicago mayors to establish the Skokie Economic Recovery Task Force. Between May 12 through July 29, 2020, the Task Force met regularly via Zoom to help guide and assist Village staff, leadership, and the community to develop a thoughtful and actionable Economic Recovery Plan. Recommendations identified focus on priorities deemed essential by Task Force Members, community members, elected officials, and from discussions and feedback received from over 250 Skokie-based businesses and service providers across all segments of the economy. To view the report CLICK HERE or on the cover page below.  
Have You Visited the Downtown Skokie Facebook Page Recently?

As the epicenter of the Village, Downtown Skokie continues to transform through numerous new and redevelopment projects, new businesses, events, and pivoting to COVID protocols. We encourage everyone to take a look at what is happening and to help plan your next visit to Downtown Skokie! CLICK HERE
We thank you for being part of and supportive of the Skokie community and we sincerely appreciate your commitment to your businesses and the concern for the welfare of your employees.  We encourage you to contact us directly at (847) 933-8472 or (847) 933-8471 if you have any questions or if we may be of further assistance. Please stay safe and healthy.

Len Becker         
Economic Development Manager
Leslie Murphy
Economic Development Specialist
Village of Skokie Website