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Illinois policymakers need to allocate rescue plan grants to help struggling businesses.

The SBAC is advocating to ensure struggling and qualified businesses across Illinois have access to Back to Business grants. This means making sure the grant program is adequately funded.

Read Elliot’s article in The State Journal-Register here.

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Small Business Community Provides Senator Murphy Crucial Input on Business Interruption Grants

By patti@sbacil.org | January 6, 2021

CHICAGO, IL – Senator Laura Murphy conducted a meeting with the Small Business Advocacy Council, small business owners and local chamber executives to discuss their experiences with Business Interruption Grants.  Many attendees expressed concern and frustration regarding the manner by which BIG grants were awarded.  Communication breakdowns impacted small businesses and left them hanging in…

Meet the SBAC Interns – an integral part of the SBAC Team.

By patti@sbacil.org | January 5, 2021

  Meet the SBAC Interns – an integral part of the SBAC Team. In 2020, we were fortunate to have more than 15 interns supporting our small business initiatives at the SBAC. Hear why they chose to be part of the SBAC Community. And thank you to them all.   Please translate this page to…

Chicago’s Cut Red Tape Agenda

By patti@sbacil.org | January 3, 2021

CHICAGO’S CUT RED TAPE AGENDA PUBLIC WAY USE SIGN PERMITS Small and local businesses need City Council approval to display a simple sign that protrudes over the sidewalk by less than an inch. The fight to allow small businesses to display signs that protrude over the public way without City Council approval has been ongoing…

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