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COVID-19 Business Resource Page (last updated 5-26-20)

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The Village of Carol Stream is committed to assisting our business community during this unprecedented time. The village has created this new webpage with links to several resources available through federal, state and trade organizations. As this situation evolves, we will strive to provide you with updated information and resources as they become available to help you get through this difficult time. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions and concerns.

For more information, visit the following links:

Temporary Outdoor Seating Information Guide For Restaurants in the Village (Effective 5/29/20, restaurants may have a temporary outdoor dining area. An application and supplemental information must be submitted and will be reviewed prior to issuance of the no-fee permit. A tent permit may also be applied for). 

Restore Illinois Phase 3 Guidelines for Reopening Businesses (Guidelines and Toolkits from the State of Illinois for reopening manufacturing facilities, health and fitness centers, offices, personal care facilities, retail businesses, outdoor recreation areas, service counters, and outdoor dining at restaurants)

Reinvest DuPage (grant relief program developed in partnership with DuPage County and Choose DuPage for small businesses and independent contractors. (As of May 26, 2020, applications are no longer being accepted at this time)

Choose DuPage Business Resource Center (numerous resources at the regional, state and federal level)

Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Resources (local guidance for businesses)

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Resources (resources for businesses in Illinois, including hospitality emergency grants and small business emergency loans)

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity List of Essential Businesses (list of essential businesses per Executive Order 20-10, updated 3-26-20)

Illinois State Treasurer's Small Business Relief Program (Business Invest - Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program)

Small Business Association Resources (small business guidance & loan resources from the US SBA) 

Small Business Owner's Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (resource for small business owners on the CARES Act) 

CDC Resources for Businesses (guidance for businesses to plan & respond to COVID-19)

IDES Benefits (resources through the Illinois Department of Employment Security)

IMEC Helpline (assistance to manufacturers through the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center)

Illinois Manufacturers' Association (resources through the IMA) 

Illinois Restaurant Association (resources and information for restaurants)

Get Hired Illinois (connecting employers looking for workers to workers looking for work)

Water Quality Best Practices (if your facility has been closed for several weeks, review these water-quality best practices before reopening)

Carol Stream businesses with questions may also contact the village’s Community Development Department for assistance at (630) 871-6230 or email