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We're here to help you navigate the world of business in the era of COVID-19. Are you a job seeker? See the resources the Library has just for you.


Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. See if this applies to you or your workplace.

Filing for Unemployment
Unemployment benefits may be available to people who are not working due to COVID-19. Does that include you? See this list of frequently asked questions.

Get Hired IL
If you've lost your job as a result of the COVID-10 pandemic or are looking to fill open positions, try this site.

Answers for Employees
If you're a small business owner, the Illinois Department of Labor can help answer your workers' questions, including about sick leave. 

North Suburban Cook County American Job Center
This organization provides support for job seekers and employers alike.

Financial Relief

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
For homeowners with a federally-backed mortgage, the CARES Act pauses foreclosures and offers forbearance for homeowners experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Economic Impact Payments
Most taxpayers don't need to do anything to receive a payment, but it's a good idea to make sure that applies to you.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Get up-to-date information and resources to help protect and manage your finances.

Extended Deadline for Taxes
The IRS and State of Illinois have extended the deadline to file tax returns from April 15 to July 15.

Bill Payment Assistance
The Citizens Utility Board has created a list of resources to help with the costs of necessities like gas and electric.

Small Business and Manufacturing Support

SCORE's Small Business Coronavirus Hub
Where do you get started? SCORE offers business guidance, including webinars and online workshops, to help address the current crisis.

Cook County Community Recovery Fund
Rapid relief loans for small businesses, gig workers and independent contractors.

Manufacturers' Webinar Series
The Illinois Manufacturers' Excellence Center and the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development are hosting webinars just for manufacturers navigating challenges around COVID-19.

Small Business Administration
Find information on funding programs available to small businesses through the CARES Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program.

The Connected Commerce Council
What relief funding is available to your business? See your options.