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In the City of Chicago the majority of retail establishments will be required to have a City of Chicago Limited Business License.  You may however be required to have a different or additional license based on your business activity.  Some other types of licenses that may be required of your business include: a Retail Food Establishment License, a Motor Vehicle Repair License or one of our nine different classes of liquor licenses.

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High Alert Nov 18, 2016 AS WINTER CHILL TAKES HOLD, CITY DEPARTMENTS REMIND RESIDENTS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS DURING COLD WEATHER

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May 22,2012 MBE/WBE Rules & Regulations for Construction and Non-Construction Contracts
Feb 29,2012 Mayor Emanuel Announces the Allocation of Funds from Allied Waste Settlement
Feb 16,2012 Ordinance to expand "CHICAGOFIRST" Local Business Bidding Preference Passes City Council
Aug 31,2011 September Calendar - Free Business Workshops
Apr 13,2011 City Introduces Ordinance That Supports Shared Kitchens And Food Entrepreneurs

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