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Updated: October 30, 2020

Hospitality Assistance

Hospitality Assistance Program


Illinois Resources

Restore Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines – FAQ for Businesses and Mitigation Measures (Updated 10/27/2020)

Restore Illinois Plan

Cook County Community Recovery Initiative

State of Illinois Coronavirus Response

IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity – Stay at Home Order & Essential Business Guidance

Illinois Department of Health

The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a COVID-19 hotline for questions related to Coronavirus. 1-800-889-3931 or DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV

Illinois Restaurant Association

Cook County Public Health Coronavirus Updates

Cook County Small Business Assistance

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Resident Cash Assistance Program (closing November 6, 2020)

Suburban Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Job Training and Placement Program

DuPage County Health Department Coronavirus Information

Unemployment Insurance


Travel Industry Resources

Destination Analysts COVID-19 Travel Insights

Destinations International Travel Industry Resource Page

Streetsense: Hotel Survival Guide- How to Reopen Profitably (May 2020)

U.S. Travel Health & Safety Guidance


National COVID-19 Resources

American Hotel Lodging Association’s Stay Safe Guidelines

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Situation Updates

National Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance

Prevention and Treatment of the COVID-19

World Health Organization Situation Updates


Press Releases

May 12, 2020
Pritzker Administration Announces $25 Million Fast-Track Grants to Accelerate Planned Infrastructure Projects in the Wake of Covid-19

April 23, 2020
Gov. Pritzker Announces Modified Stay at Home Order Will Be Extended Through May to Continue Progress

April 8, 2020
Department of Employment Security Waiving Penalty for Employers

March 31, 2020
Gov. Pritzker Announces Extension of Stay at Home Order, Suspension of On-Site Learning in Schools Through April

March 20, 2020
STATE OF ILLINOIS EXECUTIVE ORDER FAQ TO MINIMIZE COVID-19 SPREAD


Relief Ideas

Blink Tees supporting you with Tshirt sales

Church Street Brewing Company sells hand sanitizer – Canisters

TheGreatAmericanTakeout

Shift4 website for gift cards – Add your business

Dining At A Distance – Chicago – add your restaurant now

WGN TV Open For Business Directory – add your business


Small Business Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration : Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Small Business Development Center at Harper College

  • Small Business Development Center at Harper College is offering free appointments for assistance with general small business questions to more specific questions regarding the restaurant/bar business and more.

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