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Small Business Improvement Funds: Clark/Montrose SBIF Applications Open in February

The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) is one of the city’s longest-running and most successful programs, helping to retain and expand small businesses in nearly every neighborhood. SBIF grants use Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenue to reimburse businesses for permanent building repairs and upgrades. Applications for the Clark/Montrose SBIF will open in February 2022. About […] … Read more “Small Business Improvement Funds: Clark/Montrose SBIF Applications Open in February”

Chicago Recovery Community Development Grants

As a part of the Chicago Recovery Plan, the City is offering community development grants to Chicago entrepreneurs, small businesses and developers. The Department of Planning & Development (DPD) is accepting grant applications for funding to support commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development. The City will consider a diverse array of improvement projects, including storefront […] … Read more “Chicago Recovery Community Development Grants”

Clark Street Crossroads: City Announces Study of Clark St Commercial District Between Montrose Foster

The City of Chicago has started work on a new study of the commercial district on Clark Street between Montrose and Foster Avenues. Dubbed “Clark Street Crossroads,” the study will seek to enhance the vitality and walkability of the corridor. Read more “Clark Street Crossroads: City Announces Study of Clark St Commercial District Between Montrose Foster”

Ravenswood Metra Construction Update August 2021

As of August 23rd, Leland Ave will be closed to traffic under the Metra tracks so that crews can install the new station’s platform. This closure is expected to last two weeks. Workers will maintain pedestrian access under the bridge and reopen one lane to traffic during the weekends. Read more “Ravenswood Metra Construction Update August 2021”

Ravenswood Metra Construction Update – Oct. 2020

The Beginning of the End Metra construction in Ravenswood feels like it’s been going on forever but the end is finally in sight! The final phase of Metra’s bridge renovation project is starting with the demolition of the old bridges from Grace to Balmoral. Crews will tear down two bridges per week, with a full […] … Read more “Ravenswood Metra Construction Update – Oct. 2020”

Phase IV: Gradually Resume

Phase IV Gradually Resume: Industry Guidelines for Reopening UPDATE: As part of Phase IV: Gradually Resume guidelines, the reinstatement of certain restrictions will go into effect Friday, July 24 at 12:01 a.m. Restrictions include: Bars, taverns, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption without a retail food license will no longer be […] … Read more “Phase IV: Gradually Resume”

Reopening Chicago: Phase III Guidelines for Businesses

While currently in Phase II, where the goal is to continue flattening the curve while safely being outside, we are on track to move to Phase III at the close of May. Phase III is deemed a “cautious” reopening and will focus on: Non-essential workers begin to return to work in a phased way, Select businesses, non-profits, city entities open with demonstrated, appropriate protections for workers and customers. Read more “Reopening Chicago: Phase III Guidelines for Businesses”

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