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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 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)

May 12,2017 Mayor Emanuel Reappoints Inspector General Joe Ferguson, Chief Procurement Officer Jamie Rhee
May 01,2017 Department of Buildings Stresses Importance of Building Code Officials During Building Safety Month
Apr 03,2017 Creation of Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities
Apr 03,2017 Registration for the 2017 Vendor Fair Now Open
Mar 27,2017 Checkout Bag Tax - UPDATED

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