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.

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