Business Resources

Village Funding Still Available for the 0% Interest
COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program 

Partnering to Keep the Lights On

At the March 25 meeting, Mayor Yukich and the Village Board of Trustees proactively approved COVID-19 financial assistance for small businesses to Keep the Lights On. The Village of Homer Glen COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Assistance Program provides financial assistance to eligible independently-owned businesses in Homer Glen. Up to a $10,000 line of credit is available with loans offered at zero percent (0%) interest. The Village has approved $130,000 of loan assistance to date.

Additional program funding is still available. Click on the link below for the program details and application form. Contact Economic Development Director Janie Patch at (708) 301-0632 or with any questions.

COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Assistance Program Application


Get credible information to help your business by visiting the following resources:

US SBA Small Business Resources - COVID-19

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

COVID-19 Presentation from Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

COVID-19 Re-Opening Best Practices (available via this link)

Governor’s Restore Illinois Links

The State’s new Phase 4 guidelines were released on June 22.

Here is a helpful Overview:

You can view the new Phase 4 Guidelines at

Illinois Taxpayer Relief

The Illinois Department of Revenue has established this COVID-19 page to provide information and resources to help Illinois taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the coronavirus. See also:


Please review this information to assist your employees. The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible. IDES has a helpful Unemployment Information page. All unemployment claims should be filed online through the IDES filing page.

Video Gaming License Fees

In recognition of the hardships caused by this unprecedented public health crisis, the Gaming Board has extended the March 31, 2020 renewal fee payment deadline. Renewal fees are now due ten business days after the Gaming Board resumes statewide video gaming operations.

Additionally, and to further alleviate the burdens caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Gaming Board also suspended billing through at least April 30, 2020. During the Suspension Period, the Gaming Board will not initiate any enforcement actions or assess any penalties for unpaid license fees that came due during this period.

The full document explaining the suspension period can be found by clicking Video Gaming Renewal Fees Guidance.

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