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Cook County Community Recovery Initiative

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle developed the Community Recovery Initiative to help suburban small businesses in Cook Country. As part of that Initiative, the Illinois Restaurant Association is here to help.

Below is a growing list Federal, State and Local resources available during this time as well as informational and instructional resources for restaurants.


One-on-One Assistance from the Illinois Restaurant Association

Assistance sessions are available to restaurants in suburban Cook County with questions about the funding offered through the CARES Act or other federal, state, or local resources. Additionally, assistance is available for questions about restaurant operations including reopening procedures and guidance.


Reopening Guidance and Supplies

Find the reopening guidance and supplies you need through IRA's resource base of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and reopening services for restaurants including hand sanitizer, face coverings, gloves, cleaning and sanitizing supplies, plexiglass, menus, floor markers, signs, and more.


Restaurant Resources for Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis

Webinars for Restaurants (Recordings)


Resources for Business from the CARES Act

Resources for Immigrant Communities

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