Governor Pritzker has ordered all citizens to "shelter in place" until April 30, 2020 as a proactive response to COVID-19.
Non-essential retailers and attractions are closed during this time. Many bars and restaurants are still available for take-away and delivery and there are several ways to support local businesses.
Applications for the Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund are now open.
The City of Chicago has established the $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund (the Resiliency Fund), which will provide small businesses and non-profits with emergency cash flow during this health crisis. Funds will be provided to eligible businesses as low-interest loans available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Your business may be eligible for aid from the federal government.
Due to the recently passed federal stimulus package.
Here are more updates from our city, state and national partners.
- Governor Pritzker started the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits and other groups that work with "those hit hardest by COVID-19," providing emergency food and basic supplies, interim housing, health care services, assisting with utility costs and supporting children and families.
- Governor Pritzker is directing healthy citizens to a state website to match their skills with organizations that work with the homeless or seniors, or deliver meals.
Please reach out with questions or concerns to President@TheMagnificentMile.com. We are here to support you as we navigate these uncertain times together!