The ILLBA Roundup

Monday June 19, 2023

Upcoming Events

Coffee With the ILLBA

July Meeting Announcement Coming Soon

Zoom Event Thursday June 22nd 12PM CT

City of Chicago Updates

Webinars and Workshops

Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s

FREE business education webinars .Click here for the schedule


Compliments? Complaints, Incidents?

Report it!

Non Emergency - call 311

Emergency numbers

O'Hare 773-894-9111

Midway 773-838-9111

Incident Report - issues, complaints and compliments

Click here for incident report

If you witness an incident, do not confront the individual(s) for safety reasons. The CDA encourages you to use one of the above ways to inform authorities.


City Office Closures

  • Monday, June 19, 2023 (in observance of Juneteenth)
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2023 (in observance of Independence Day)


New Livery License Number Range

The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) has worked with the Illinois Secretary of State (IL SOS) to expand the number of City of Chicago livery licenses.

The current range of City of Chicago livery license numbers is 7000 to 9999. The expanded range of City of Chicago livery license numbers is 70000 to 73000. The IL SOS will continue to issue Illinois license plates which correspond to City of Chicago livery licenses.

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City of Chicago Events and Traffic Restrictions

Wrigley Field Transportation Restrictions Map 2023 - click here

Soldier Field Transportation Restrictions Map 2023 - click here

Traffic Plan for NASCAR Chicago Street Race - July 1-2, 2023

Road Closures Begin June 25th - for the latest traffic plan, click here

McCormick Place Events Calendar

Stay up to date on traffic and road closures by downloading and using the Chicago OEMC App:

IDOT Construction Projects

For a list of the construction projects around Illinois by district, click here

Kennedy Expressway Inbound Lane Improvements - Phase I Through Fall, 2023 click here for fact sheet

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News You Can Use

Read the latest edition here

Chicago Park District Approves Permit For Riot Fest In Douglass Park This September

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Riot Fest will be returning to Douglass Park this summer.

Some neighbors near the park in North Lawndale have been complaining about the crowds and the damage left behind in past years – and had urged city leaders to pull the permit for Riot Fest.

But the Chicago Park District on Wednesday decided to approve the music festival for the weekend of Sept. 15.

Temporary Chicago Casino Could Open This Summer As Bally’s Plan Clears State Hurdle

Temporary casino could open soon: State regulators today handed down a key early approval to Bally’s Chicago casino plan, paving the way for the corporation to launch a temporary gambling house within a couple of months at the historic Medinah Temple in River North while it builds the permanent structure in River West. 

Read more from the Chicago Sun Times

“Legal Must-Knows For The Savvy Business Leader” Webinar Series

It’s an exciting time when business owners are ready to transition from the start-up phase and scale to the next level. With business growth, however, come more legal risks and exposure. This 4-part series will help business owners learn about and identify the importance of:


- Creating a legal entity for their business and fulfilling their annual obligations

- Having clear, written contracts for their business transactions

- Reviewing and negotiating a commercial lease agreement

- Understanding and abiding by the legal distinction between a 1099 contractor and W2 employee

Click on the date below for more details and to register for these free webinars. Can't make it? Register and the recording will be available to you.

PART 1: June 22 from 10-11:30 AM: What Does it Mean to ‘Incorporate’ a Business? 

PART 2: June 29 from 10-11:30 AM: Legally Protective Contracts for the Savvy Business Leader

PART 3: July 13 from 2:30-4 PM: Commercial Leases – Why and How to Negotiate

PART 4: July 20 from 2:30-4 PMBeware Misclassification – Independent Contractors vs. Employees

“Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.”

— Phil Jackson, Former pro basketball player and coach