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COVID-19 Quick Links


Essential Business Questions

Get FAQs regarding Essential Businesses and guidelines for activities such as golf and boating.

Resources for Businesses

Learn more about the grants, loans and counseling available to businesses during this time.

Protect Workers’ Rights

Report violations of your rights as a worker and learn more about paid sick leave.

Report A Non- Essential Business

Report a Non-Essential Business that is continuing to operate in an illegal fashion.

Apply for the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program

Apply for a $25k grant offered by DCEO to local governments for small businesses in Downstate IL.

Unemployment Insurance

Learn more about filing for Unemployment Insurance in Illinois.

Restore Illinois

Learn more about Gov. Pritzker’s regional plan to safely reopen our state.

Apply for PPP

Learn more about applying for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP.

Report Violations of Social Distancing

Report violations of social distancing guidelines to the Attorney General’s Bureau.      

DCEO Program Highlights


Incentives & Tax Assistance

Learn more about incentives to locate and expand your business in Illinois.

Employment and Training

Learn more about our Workforce Development opportunities for both individuals and businesses.

Low Interest, Small Business Loans

Learn more about our small business lending program, Advantage Illinois.

Rebuild Illinois Grants

Learn more about nearly $80m in grants for Public Infrastructure and Economic Development.

Broadband Expansion

Learn more about Connect Illinois, the effort to expand broadband access, including a $400m grant.

Cannabis Social Equity

Learn more about our low-interest loans for social equity candidates in the cannabis industry.