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There are close to 100,000 different businesses licensed in the City of Chicago as diverse as retail or grocery stores, bars, restaurants, public vehicles, taxicabs, manufacturing and industrial plants.  The City provides the business community business guides and information about the laws you need to comply with through online tools, free workshops and one-on-one counseling.

Understanding the rules of the road is key to operating a business responsibly.  Thousands of businesses and public vehicles are inspected to ensure compliance with City laws and regulations.

Alerts (Existing Businesses)

Severe Alert Jan 19, 2017 Taste of Chicago Food Vendor Applications Are Now Available!
Severe Alert Sep 12, 2016 Information About the Shared Housing Ordinance
Low Alert Dec 21, 2016 The Mayor’s ADA 25 Literacy Task Force Report

Most Recent News (Existing Businesses)

Dec 19,2016 New Checkout Bag Tax Effective 2/1/17
Dec 12,2016 Amusement Tax Voluntary Disclosure for Satellite TV Subscribers
Oct 05,2016 City Council Approves Ordinances Proposed by Mayor Emanuel, Chairman Austin to Improve Procurement Processes
Sep 14,2016 City Council Passes Mayor Emanuel’s Ex-Offender Utilization Procurement Bid Incentive
Aug 22,2016 Indoor Service Animal Pet Relief Area at Midway International Airport

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