Noteworthy News
An electronic newsletter for Tinley Park businesses
August 18, 2020

PPP webinar coming Aug. 26
The Village will host a webinar on Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. The webinar will also cover other key CARES Act considerations and will be presented by Megan Angle from PorteBrown Accountants and Advisors.

Megan has more than 12 years of experience with privately held companies at Porte Brown and has been a part of the Porte Brown team since she graduated from Judson University. Growing up in a family with a closely held roofing company, Megan has had a view-in and experience of the construction industry and family business all her life. She has experience working with companies of various sizes and specialties and provides a variety of services, including meeting with clients on a quarterly basis to review their performance and discuss plans with management, leading teams on annual financial statement audits, and participating in special consulting engagements in various areas such as work-in process performance and analysis.

Visit the webinar's Zoom page to register in advance for the seminar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information, please call Business Development Manager Priscilla Cordero at (708) 444-5110 or email her at
Village Board passes resolution allowing adult-use cannabis businesses in Tinley Park
The Tinley Park Village Board on Aug. 4 adopted a zoning code text amendment to permit adult-use cannabis business establishments as a special use in the B2 and B3 business districts. Key conditions of the text amendment include:

  • Adult-use cannabis businesses will be limited to locations with frontage on 159th Street, Harlem Avenue and LaGrange Road.
  • Facilities must be located in a stand-alone building.
  • Facilities may not be located within 100 feet of a property zoned for residential purposes and may not be located within 400 feet of a preexisting public or private school or day care center.

For more information, read the full ordinance or contact Kimberly Clarke at
80th Avenue station vendor RFQs due Sept. 1
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Requests for qualifications are due Tuesday, Sept. 1 for commercial business owners who are interested in operating the 800-square foot cafe inside the 80th Avenue Metra train station. The Village also will be scheduling showings of the facility to potential vendors.

The 5,400-square-foot station is located just east of 80th Avenue along the Metra Rock Island commuter rail line and features a clock tower, a full kitchen, a great hall with a 25-foot-high ceiling, a covered drop-off area and veranda, interior booth seating, two restrooms and a fireplace.

The selected vendor will have direct access to the entire station, including the great hall. The Village is seeking a high-quality retail or service firm with an excellent operating record whose use of the train station will, in addition to serving the more than 2,400 daily Metra commuters, create a destination for residents and visitors during off-peak train station hours.

Respondents are encouraged to submit plans they believe will be in the best interest of Metra riders and the Village. The Village also encourages creative plans envisioning a variety of café services.

For more information, please contact Business Development Manager Priscilla Cordero at (708) 444-5110 or
Five Tinley businesses receive BIG funds
Five Tinley Park businesses have received a Business Interruption Grant (BIG), a Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) program that aims to bring immediate financial relief to businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first round of the program is closed and dealt $60 million to more than 2,600 Illinois businesses. BIG funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses, including payroll costs, rent, utilities and other operational costs.

DCEO will release additional BIG grants for small businesses in future rounds of funding. Future rounds will give consideration to additional business sectors facing COVID-19-related closures or diminished operating capacity. As required by statute, BIG funding will continue to allocate a certain amount of funding for businesses in areas that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and economic stresses.

Visit the DCEO website often for updates on future rounds of funding for small businesses.
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16250 S. Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-5000
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