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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: 51st Corridor Development

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: 51st Corridor Development Vacant land being transformed to a multi-purpose unit! A development duo on the South Side of Chicago is bringing more restaurants, retail and housing to 51st Street Corridor. This multi-purpose unit will be built on a vacant space. Developments such as this are perfect examples of what can…

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Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum

Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum Join the SBAC and our partners on Thursday, June 9th for our Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum! We will be joined by Assessor Fritz Kaegi, Commissioner Kari Steele and Nico Tsatsoulis and explore their views on stability, fairness, equity and transparency as it pertains to the Cook County property tax…

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Secretary of State Candidate Forum

Secretary of State Candidate Forum Thank you State Representative Brady, City Clerk Anna Valencia, and Alderman David Moore for joining us last week at our Illinois Secretary of State Candidate’s Forum! The Secretary of State’s office provides important services to small businesses and can help improve the confidence the small business community has in our…

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SBAC Empower Presents: What to Ask Before Opening Your Doors

What to Ask Before You Open Your Door SBAC Empower partners with Logan Square Chamber of Commerce to present a Q&A session on Zoning, Real Estate and Funding aimed at small business owners looking to open a new business in the city of Chicago. Click on the Video to open in YouTube and jump to…

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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Chicago Recovery Grants

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Chicago Recovery Grants “City funding will support more than $137 million in neighborhood investments.” Twenty-six new and expanded restaurants, health centers, cultural institutions and other neighborhood improvement projects will move forward through more than $33.5 million in Chicago Recovery Plan (CRP) grants announced by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and City officials.…

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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Outdoor Dining Along Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park Kicks Off Friday As Part Of Chicago Alfresco Program

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Outdoor Dining Along Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park Kicks Off Friday As Part Of Chicago Alfresco Program “The program could be renewed for up to three if this run is successful,” Hadden wrote. Dining in the streets returns Friday to Rogers Park on Glenwood Avenue. This is a part of the…

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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: City Leaders Announce 15,000 Jobs for Teens and Young Adults

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: City Leaders Announce 15,000 Jobs for Teens and Young Adults New summer opportunities available for Chicago’s teens and young adults. Jobs, volunteer opportunities and arts programs will be available at Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Libraries and other city agencies. This comes after the pandemic has sidelined these…

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General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform!

General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform! General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational licenses can create unnecessary barriers for Illinois residents looking to start new jobs. Occupational licenses can also create roadblocks for entrepreneurs that would like to start new businesses. House Bill 5576 unanimously passed the Senate and will go to the Governor! This…

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