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The SBAC Supports Relief For Chicago Small Businesses Through Reimbursement of Liquor License Fees

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The SBAC supports a proposed Chicago ordinance which will reimburse small businesses a portion of the liquor license fees they paid because they could not use their license during pandemic related shutdowns.  This ordinance will help many local businesses recover from the pandemic.

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