- COVID 19 Info
The Illinois Governor has issued a ‘Stay at Home’ order that will go into effect today (Saturday, March 21) until Tuesday, April 7th. So what does this mean for our businesses and our local residents? Please see the video of the governor’s press conference here: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Videos/Pages/20200320.aspx.
Please also see the governor’s order and an FAQ sheet to help our residents and businesses understand what it means for our daily lives, effective 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21 through Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
Hospitality Emergency Grant Program
DCEO's grant for bars, restaurants, and hotels to help support working capital, job training, retraining, and technology to support shifts in operations, like increased pick-up and delivery.
Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund
DCEO and IDFPR's program to offer small businesses low interest loans of up to $50,000.
SBA Disaster Assistance Programs
Information on Disaster Loan Assistance Program and guidance for small businesses regarding COVID-19.
Illinois Small Business Development Centers
Resource for those seeking assistance with SBA application, includes webinars, application forms, and FAQs.
DCEO Covid-19 Impact Survey
Participate in this survey to help DCEO evaluate specific areas of need.
ILSBDC: Small Business Survival Guide
Resources for businesses in Lake County including utilities, securing operational capital and local leaders.
IDPH: Illinois COVID-19 Information
Up-to-the-minute public health information on the Covid-19.