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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”

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”

ChiBiz Blooms Celebrates Chicago’s Small Businesses in Ravenswood

On May 3, 2018, officials from the Chicago Department of Business and Consumer Protection and the Illinois Liquor Commission partnered with the Greater Ravenswood Chamber to host a special press conference at KOVAL Distillery on the economic impact of the craft beverage industry on our city. Read more “ChiBiz Blooms Celebrates Chicago’s Small Businesses in Ravenswood”

Chicago Ordinance Requiring Paid Sick Leave (Effective July 1, 2017)

EFFECTIVE DATE: JULY 1, 2017 CITY OF CHICAGO, MUNICIPAL CODE OF CHICAGO CHAPTER 1-24 Who the ordinance applies to: Employers that maintain a business facility within the City of Chicago and/or are required to obtain a business license to operate in the city. Employees of an employer that is subject to the Ordinance who work […] … Read more “Chicago Ordinance Requiring Paid Sick Leave (Effective July 1, 2017)”

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