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Thriving commercial corridors play a crucial role in nurturing and sustaining local communities throughout Chicago and Cook County. In recent years, several of these corridors faced challenges, but as we move forward into a new economic era, it is vital to bring together a strong coalition of stakeholders. Their collective efforts will champion policies and initiatives aimed at revitalizing, empowering, and fostering stronger bonds within our commercial corridors and neighborhoods.

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Chicago Paid Time Off Ordinance Implementation Delayed!

By emma@sbacil.org | January 2, 2024

SBAC INSIGHTS PAGE Helpful Resources: View the English webinar on Chicago’s Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance HERE. View the Spanish webinar on Chicago’s Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance HERE. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Flyer Informational Flyer View the Proposed PTO Rules Here The City Council has passed…

Join the Small Business Advocacy Council’s District Advocate Program!

By emma@sbacil.org | January 2, 2024

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Embrace the Spirit of Giving: Shop Local This Holiday Season

By emma@sbacil.org | December 11, 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and as we gear up for the festivities, there’s no better way to spread joy than by supporting small businesses in our community. Chicago, with its vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, is home to a plethora of unique local shops, each offering a special touch to your holiday shopping experience.…

Twenty-Eight Groups Send Letter to Chicago City Council Members on PTO Ordinance

By emma@sbacil.org | December 1, 2023

City Council has passed a PTO ordinance that provides greatly expanded paid and sick leave for Chicago employees. The ordinance, however, subjects small businesses to crushing penalties and lawsuits. Many small businesses will also be unable to comply with the mandates of the ordinance by the end of the year. This is an open letter…

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