The ILLBA Roundup

Monday March 6, 2023

Upcoming Events

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Breakfast With The ILLBA

Topic: Networking Techniques For Success

Wednesday March 22nd, 8:30AM

Sunrise Grill, Des Plaines IL

Sponsorships available - please contact Paula

13 Days 'Til Spring !

City of Chicago Updates

Webinars and Workshops

Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s

FREE business education webinars .Click here for the schedule


Outstanding Fines? Administrative Hearing Debt?

Click here to learn more about the Administrative Debt Relief Program (ADR)

Now Through March 31st

Open to businesses and individuals


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.


 IDOT Construction Projects

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

News You Can Use

Mayor Lightfoot Announces O’Hare International Airport Will Receive $50 Million In Grant Funds From President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

CHICAGO February 27— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced today that O’Hare International Airport will receive $50M in Airport Terminal Program grant funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — the largest such grant this year for any airport in America — which will upgrade customer amenities, improve security screening, and expand accessibility for passengers with disabilities at Terminal 3. 

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The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced its National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) outreach and education efforts and reinforced its commitment to inform consumers of their rights and risks in the marketplace. This year, NCPW is observed March 5-11 and is designed to share information about consumer rights and help people learn to spot, report, and avoid scams. It is an opportunity for consumers to increase their knowledge of consumer laws and how to prevent falling prey to fraudsters.

Click here for press release

Demystifying Credit Card Processing Fees

If you have ever sat down and reviewed your monthly Merchant Statement, it has likely left you bewildered. All merchants know that it costs money to accept credit cards. However, with terms like Interchange Rates, Dues and Assessments, Gateway Fees, PCI fees and the like, it can truly be confusing to understand. 

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Thank you to ILLBA member Jim Luff of Aurora Payments for this informative article.

“Everyone should build their network before they need it.”

Dave Delaney