Resources For Businesses 

Outdoor Dining and Signage Changes Now in Effect

Now that the Village and State have reached Phase 5 with no COVID restrictions, outdoor dining and tents are no longer permitted. Outdoor dining remains permitted for establishments that possess a special use permit specifically for outdoor dining and for restaurants in the downtown area that were previously permitted. In addition, all temporary and non-permitted signs must also be removed. These signs may also include banners, feather signs, a-frame signs, etc. If you would like to learn how to obtain a permit, please contact the Village of Skokie's Building & Zoning Division at (847) 933-8223.

Phase 5 Guidance For Businesses and Venues  - Illinois and Skokie Reach Full Recovery

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has published guidance which includes recommendations for all types of businesses and venues, customers, and employees in order to help maintain healthy environments and operations, as well as lower the risk of COVID-19 spread. CLICK HERE for additional detail from IDPH.  Additional information can also be found from a Chicago Tribune Article dated June 7, 2021 by CLICKING HERE.

The Village of Skokie has prepared updated signage to encourage patrons to continue wearing masks (although not required and the decision is up to each business to determine their policy).  If you would like to download and print the updated sign, CLICK HERE.

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ComEd Offers Assistance to Small Businesses

ComEd's new Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small-business customers that are past due on their energy bills with a one-time grant equal to 30 percent of their total ComEd balance (up to $1,000) for a limited time. Customers whose electric service has not been disconnected can then set up their remaining balance due on a payment plan of up to six months.

Small-business customers can visit or call 1-877-4-COMED-1 (1-877-426-6331) to learn more or apply for the Small Business Assistance Program.

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If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 resources available to Skokie Businesses, please call our Hotline (847) 933-8472 or (847) 933-8471 or e-mail: or