UPDATE 4/15/21

Sign up to be an Advocate Aurora Health Neighbor to Neighbor Vaccine Champion. There will be two training sessions on April 20th, 3:00 – 4:00pm or 6:00 – 7:00pm. Click here to register.

 

UPDATES 1/12/21

U.S. Small Business Administration:

PPP Opened Today for First Draw PPP Loan Applications

 

Updated PPP Loan Applications and Process Details:

Guidance on Accessing Capital for Minority, Underserved, Veteran and Women-Owned Business Concerns

Overview: First Draw PPP Loan Application: First Draw PPP Loan

Overview: Second Draw PPP Loan Application: Second Draw PPP Loan

 

Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity:

See the Full List of Illinois BIG Grant Recipients

 

Internal Revenue Service:

Guidance on Deductions for Eligible PPP Expenses

EEOC Issues Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace

Village of Skokie: 2020 Year in Review

 

Skokie Health & Human Services Department

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Skokie Residents

State of Illinois Vaccination Planning Website

State of Illinois Business Toolkits – Signage, Posters & Other Resources

 

UPDATES 11/11/20

Village of Skokie: NEW COVID-19 Web Page

State of Illinois COVID-19 Response Page

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Restore Illinois

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance

 

UPDATES 9/8/20

Phase 4 Updated Restaurant & Bar Establishment Safety Guidelines

Village of Skokie – CodeRED Emergency Notification System Information

SBA Corona Virus Recovery Information Center

 

NEW LINKS ABOUT EMPLOYEE/COVID REGULATIONS

City of Chicago’s Anti-Retaliation Ordinance prohibiting employers from retaliating against workers for obeying certain COVID-19 health orders. The link also includes FAQ’s and more.

Information on paid leave under the US Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

 

NEW BUSINESS ASSISTANCE LINKS

Restore Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines

Cook County Technical Assistance Network

Updated List of Open Businesses in Skokie *New 7/8

 

MORE GRANTS AND LOANS AVAILABLE

SBA Disaster Assistance Loan

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

SBA: Find Eligible Paycheck Protection Program Lenders  *New 7/8

 

 

MORE ECONOMIC RECOVERY LINKS

From The US Chamber of Commerce: Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness – PDF

Association of Business Recovery Professionals: Small Business Grants For Women

Illinois.gov: Get Hired Illinois
Connecting Employers Looking for Workers to Workers Looking for Work

 

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE:

Coronavirus Tax Relief on IRS.gov

IRS – Economic Impact Payments:What You Need to Know

IRS – FAQ’s Employee Retention Credit Under the Cares Act

IRS – Get My Payment

IRS – Partnership and Promotional Materials

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF US SENATOR DICK DURBIN:

Senator Dick Durbin – Home Page

COVID-19 Update – Senator Dick Durbin

Unemployment Insurance Fact Sheet – PDF

Emergency Paid Sick Leave – PDF

Emergency Paid Family Leave – PDF

 

VILLAGE OF SKOKIE:

Village of Skokie

Village of Skokie – Resources for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Village of Skokie – COVID-19

Village of Skokie – List of Open Restaurants

Skokie Health Department – Clinic Referrals PDF

SkokieNews – E-Newsletter Sign Up Page

Skokie Public Library

Skokie Public Library Blog: Financial Help During the Pandemic

Skokie Park District

 

NILES TOWNSHIP:

Niles Township Government

 

COOK COUNTY:

Cook County Bureau of Economic Devleopment – Newsletter Sign Up

Cook County Community Recovery Initiative

 

FEDERAL/NATIONAL AGENCIES:

Center For Disease Control and Prevention

United States Treasury – How to Calculate Loan Amounts by Business Type – PDF

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

US Chamber of Commerce

National Restaurant Association – Downloadable Reopening Guide

Federal Housing Finance Agency – Assistance Options for Families Affected by COVID-19 – FAQ’s PDF

US Department of Education – Department of Federal Student Aid: Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

 

ILLINOIS AGENCIES:

Illinois Small Business Advocacy Council

Illinois – Office of the Governor

Illinois – Department of Public Health

Illinois – Department of Public Health – Restore Illnois

Illinois – Department of Employment Security

Illinois – Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Illinois Restaurant Association

Illinois Department of Commerce – Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance

Illinois Liquor Control Commission – Guidance regarding COVID-19 Ralted Development within the Liquor Industry

Illinois Retail Merchants Association

Illinois Manufacturers Association

 

 

CHICAGO AGENCIES:

Women’s Business Development Center

Chicago Minority Business Development Agency Business Center

The United States Small Business Administration – Chicago Office

City of Chicago-Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

 

OTHER LINKS:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – 6 Tips to Limit Cornovirus Anxiety

From Drugwatch.com: A Consumer’s Guide to the Coronavirus

American Business Immigration Coalition

National Partnership for New Americans